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St. Edward's University

Austin, TX 4-Year Private
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About St. Edward's

St. Edward's University Overview

St. Edward's University is a private, religious school in the urban setting of Austin, Texas. St. Edward's was founded in 1885 and enrolls 3,014 undergrads and no graduate students. St. Edward's offers on-campus housing for up to 1,395 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 50% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at St. Edward's!

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of St. Edward's's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? St. Edward's students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

St. Edward's does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? St. Edward's has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at St. Edward's on the Student Life page.

2022 St. Edward's Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 54%
Tuition $49,886
Percent of Need Met 79%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $45,575

Is St. Edward's a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what St. Edward's offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at St. Edward's

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 80% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at St. Edward'sreturn for the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook St. Edward's Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from St. Edward's by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with St. Edward's directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

St. Edward's University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of St. Edward's University's endowment was $94.9 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, St. Edward's spends about $9,471 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at St. Edward's

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

St. Edward's meets 79% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend St. Edward's full-time are awarded $45,575 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $35,373 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at St. Edward's.

Based on this information, is St. Edward's the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is St. Edward's a good school for you?

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Where is St. Edward's University Located?

St. Edward's is located in the city of Austin, Texas, less than an hour from Austin.

If you would like to see St. Edward's for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Austin, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Austin-Bergstrom International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what St. Edward's and Austin are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3001 South Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78704-6489

Campus Setting: Urban

St. Edward's Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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St. Edward's ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to St. Edward's is 25. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into St. Edward's. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

St. Edward's SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

525 - 605


Reading SAT Range

525 - 605

St. Edward's Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at St. Edward's is like? There are approximately 3,014 students enrolled at St. Edward's. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from TX and 14% percent of students are from other states.


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