St. Edward's University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, & More

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St. Edward's University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 74%, St. Edward's University is a generally accessible school to those who apply. Students with good grades and above average test scores have a good chance of being admitted. In order to apply, interested students will need to submit an application, official high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or the ACT, a letter of recommendation, and a personal essay.

Check out the school's website for more information about applying, and, if you have any questions, the admissions office at St. Edward's is available to help you out.

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Admissions Data (2016):

St. Edward's University Description:

St. Edward's is a Catholic university overlooking Austin, Texas. The university was established in 1878 by Father Edward Sorin, the member of the Congregation of Holy Cross who also founded the University of Notre Dame. St. Edward's University frequently does well in national rankings, and it was recently named one of the "Up-and-Coming Universities" by U.S. News & World Report.

St. Edward's has a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the university curriculum emphasizes experiential and service-oriented learning through team work, internships, undergraduate research and study abroad. In athletics, the St. Edward's Hilltoppers compete in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,620 (4,023 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $41,178
  • Books: $1,050 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,112
  • Other Expenses: $2,460
  • Total Cost: $55,800

St. Edward's University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 90%
    • Loans: 57%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $27,740
    • Loans: $8,949

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, English, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 52%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Cheerleading, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Golf, Basketball, Golf, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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