Saint Edward's University

Saint Edward’s University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Saint Edward’s University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Saint Edward's University was awarded 49 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is environmental/natural resources management and policy, other.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, St. Edward's University is ranked #1,069 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 136 colleges in Texas, St. Edward's University is ranked at #57.

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Is It Hard to Get Into St. Edward’s University?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Saint Edward's University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 84%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 56% of students accepted to St. Edward's University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Edward's University  ( 550 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Saint Edward's University  ( 530 to 610 )
St. Edward's University received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Saint Edward's University  ( 22 to 28 )

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Saint Edward’s University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Saint Edward's University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Saint Edward's University is 47%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  47 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Saint Edward’s University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Saint Edward's University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At St. Edward's University the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 51%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  51 out of 100

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Saint Edward’s University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,443 undergraduates at St. Edward's University with 3,199 being full-time and 244 being part-time.

How Much Does Saint Edward’s University Cost?

The overall average net price of St. Edward's University is $24,833. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for St. Edward’s University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,126 $20,024 $23,929 $27,753 $35,203

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of St. Edward's University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At St. Edward's University, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $9,693 a year. That adds up to $38,772 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Edward's University is 5.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do St. Edward’s University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from St. Edward's University make about $46,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future St. Edward's University graduates since it is 17% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Saint Edward’s University make the most money.

Location of Saint Edward’s University

Saint Edward's University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Austin, Texas. The location of St. Edward's University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for St. Edward's University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-6489
Phone: 512-448-8400

Saint Edward’s University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 58 majors graduated from Saint Edward's University. Of these students, 931 received undergraduate degrees and 229 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 89 $29,500
Business Administration & Management 69 $37,800
General Biology 68 $26,300
Finance & Financial Management 45 $49,500
International Studies 44 $28,700
Communication & Media Studies 44 $30,000
Health & Physical Education 43 $21,100
International Business 36 $33,300
Computer Science 35 NA
Marketing 35 $39,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Saint Edward's University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at St. Edward’s University

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 197 students took at least one online class at Saint Edward's University. This is an increase from the 161 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 197 127
2017-2018 161 43
2016-2017 131 24
2015-2016 176 32
2013-2014 176 44

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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