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Saint Edward’s University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Saint Edward's University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Saint Edward’s University Ranked?

2021 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 18 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

St. Edward's University landed the #554 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 85 colleges in Texas, St. Edward's University is ranked at #16.

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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 13 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 48%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  48 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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Good Overall Diversity at St. Edward’s University

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.

St. Edward’s University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for St. Edward’s University is 77.65 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  77.65 out of 100
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How Much Does Saint Edward’s University Cost?

The overall average net price of St. Edward's University is $24,082. 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 +
$18,637 $19,862 $23,014 $27,378 $35,131

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 5.9%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from St. Edward's University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $46,500 in their early years. 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

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

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Location of Saint Edward's University

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, 1,015 received undergraduate degrees and 183 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 88 $29,500
Communication & Media Studies 81 $30,000
Business Administration & Management 77 $37,800
General Biology 49 $26,300
Health & Physical Education 46 $21,100
Finance & Financial Management 42 $49,500
Marketing 41 $39,800
Design & Applied Arts 38 $24,700
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 35 NA
Accounting 35 NA

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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 161 students took at least one online class at Saint Edward's University. This is an increase from the 131 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 161 43
2016-2017 131 24
2015-2016 176 32
2014-2015 140 29
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.


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