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About St. Edward's

St. Edward's University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's was founded in 1885 and now enrolls around 4,601 students a year, including 4,056 undergrads.

St. Edward's offers housing for up to 1,395 students. Most students live off campus,.

St. Edward's's endowment was valued at $94.901 million in 2021. The institution spends around $9,471 for each full-time student enrolled. For each full-time professor, there are about 13 undergraduates enrolled at St. Edward's.

2021 St. Edward's Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Mean ACT score 25
Tuition $49,146

2022 St. Edward's Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at St. Edward's

St. Edward's University does not offer early decision or early action.

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St. Edward's Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into St. Edward's. In 2021, St. Edward's accepted 74% of applicants. In 2021, 4,468 out of 6,046 total applicants were accepted.

St. Edward's Waitlist 2021

St. Edward's reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into St. Edward's University?

St. Edward's is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to St. Edward's, applicants must submit the following items.

St. Edward's Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements Copy of Permanent Resident Card
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

St. Edward's Average GPA and Test Scores

The mean ACT score for St. Edward's students is 25.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to St. Edward's.

Does St. Edward's Require the ACT or SAT?

St. Edward's does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 54% submitted the SAT. 43% submitted the ACT.

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Does St. Edward's Provide On-Campus Housing?

Yes! St. Edward's provides on-campus housing for up to 1,395 students.

St. Edward's students are active in the school's American Medical Student Association, Students for Sustainability and Academy of Science. The Big Event, Hillfest, and and Student Homecoming Events are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at St. Edward's.

Financial Aid at St. Edward's

St. Edward's meets 68% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend St. Edward's full-time are awarded $39,753 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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.

Is St. Edward's a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at St. Edward's

About 80% of students who start at St. Edward's come back for their second year of college. Out of the 770 students who started at St. Edward's as first-time freshman, 403 graduate within four years.

St. Edward's's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 64%. 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 Outcomes and Debt for St. Edward's Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $37,559 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does St. Edward's sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! 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 urban setting of Austin, Texas, less than an hour from Austin.

If you want to see St. Edward's for yourself, 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

Campus Setting: Urban

St. Edward's Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to St. Edward's is Jun 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to St. Edward's is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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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

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Math SAT Range

525 - 605


Reading SAT Range

525 - 605

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St. Edward's Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at St. Edward's is like? There are approximately 4,601 students enrolled at St. Edward's, including 4,056 undergraduate students and 545 graduate students. 89% 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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