Admission Requirements

Finding the Right Fit

Finding the right mix of students for admission to St. Edward's involves a careful process of evaluation.

Of course, academic readiness matters. More than 50% of freshmen rank in the top 25% of their graduating class.

We’re considered selective by academic standards and surveys of “Best Colleges,” but just as important, St. Edward’s deliberately seeks out students from all walks of life, backgrounds and countries. The New York Times includes St. Edward’s in its “Colleges of Many Colors” list. And Hispanic Magazine repeatedly names St. Edward’s among the “Best Schools for Hispanics.”

Still, grades and test scores do not ensure a good fit. From that starting point, our admission team begins to learn about you.

Some key questions we ask:

  • Do you seek a challenging academic environment that emphasizes engaged learning, collaboration and an international point of view?
  • Does diversity — of every kind — bring out the best in you?
  • How eager are you to discover new worlds, do your part to make a difference and be changed in the process?
Minimum Credentials

Students ranked in the top half of their class with SAT scores over 500 on each section and ACT scores over 21 are considered for admission. More than half of incoming freshmen are ranked in the top quarter of their class. The average SAT score including critical reading and math sections is 1125. ACT composite scores average about a 24.

Freshman Facts and Figures (PDF) »