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Cokie Roberts to Speak at Commencement


Graduation Tips for Your Senior


Campus Improvements Continue


Homecoming 2008: A Weekend to Reconnect and Reminisce


Job Fair Offers Students Many Options


Another Record-Breaking Year


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April 2008

     
Academic Roundup
     
 

President George E. MartinAnother Record-Breaking Year

In February President George E. Martin shared an overview of the university's recent accomplishments, including the launch of the student financial aid calculator, record freshmen retention levels, SACS reaccreditation and athletic achievements. Here are the highlights.

 

New Financial Aid Calculator Launches

Parents and students can now get an estimate of the financial aid they might be eligible to receive with the new online Financial Aid Calculator. By answering a few simple questions, students can use the calculator to see how affordable St. Edward's can be.

 

New Records for Spring Enrollment and Retention

Record enrollment continues with the Spring 2008 undergraduate student body reaching 3,225 — up from 3,095 this same time last year. The freshman retention from Fall 2006 to Fall 2007 reached its highest level in university history — at 85.1%. Retention from Fall 2007 to Spring 2008 stands at 96%, which substantially exceeds the national average.

 

University Receives Reaccreditation

St. Edward's recently received a 10-year reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). As part of the reaccreditation process, St. Edward's implemented a university-wide Global Understanding Initiative, which will help ensure that students graduate with the ability to evaluate events and issues with an international perspective.

 

Hilltoppers Continue to Top Charts

Following a successful year in 2006–2007, where 9 of 13 teams won conference championships, St. Edward's University Hilltoppers continue to turn heads. Various Hilltopper teams have enjoyed the following rankings:

National Rankings

  • Men's Golf: 1st by National Golf World/Nike Coach's Poll and 3rd by Golfstat
  • Women's Golf: 3rd by Golfstat
  • Men's Tennis: 16th by College Tennis Online
  • Women's Tennis: 25th by College Tennis Online

NCAA Rankings

  • Men's Basketball: 7th in South Central Region
  • Women's Soccer: 7th nationally; 1st in Midwest Region

 

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