Who is St. Edward’s University?

(We’re a liberal arts university in Austin — and that’s just the beginning.)

We are intellectuals with big hearts, as passionate about learning as we are about changing the world.

We are an international community with a Catholic heritage and students (and faculty) from all faiths, all nations and all walks of life. Our identity is shaped by our location in Austin, Texas, and strengthened by our partner universities all over the world.

We are an award-winning educational institution, recognized by our peers and by places like U.S. News & World Report for what we offer our students — and what they accomplish with what they learn here.

Who we are is rooted in where we come from. Our founders, the Congregation of Holy Cross, have been educating diverse students to think critically, act ethically and strive for social justice since the 1830s. Now it’s our turn.

U.S. News and World Report Best University, Regional Universities, #8 in the west
Best University in the West by U.S. News & World Report
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Year founded: 1885
Year founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross
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55% increase in enrollment
Increase in undergraduate enrollment since 1999
Meet President George E. Martin

The people of St. Edward’s do remarkable things — alumni help students land life-changing internships, students and faculty members collaborate on mind-blowing research, and the whole community contributes thousands of hours of community service each year. And that’s just a broad overview.

3 Successful St. Edward's Alumni
10 Young Alumni on the Rise
From Emmy and Tony and SXSW award winners to scholars at Yale and UC Berkeley — our long list of up-and-coming graduates keeps growing.

Miguel Escoto at Austin City Hall
Working for a Better World
A St. Edward’s Political Science major combines activism, academics and an internship with the Austin mayor’s office to impact positive change.

St. Edward's students network at Captial Factory in Austin
St. Edward’s Opens Doors to Internships
Our connections and investment in Austin lead to internship opportunities for students to build career skills and contribute back to the community.

Tammie Rubin in a studio-cage with her ceramic art
Discovery in Action: 6 Inspiring Faculty Works
Professors at St. Edward’s engage in diverse and creative research projects and consistently partner with their students to explore new findings.