Take a closer look at St. Edward’s …

We take pride in our community — who we are and what we can accomplish together. While many of our strengths can’t be quantified, some of them can. Here’s an overview of St. Edward’s by the numbers. 

… and hear what others have to say about us.

In doing what’s best for our students and our community, we’ve received a number of significant awards and recognitions over the years. (It’s not just us, either; our hometown, Austin, wins its fair share of accolades, too.)

US News Best Regional Universities

#8 Best University in the West

U.S. News & World Report recognized St. Edward’s as one of “America’s Best Colleges” for the 17th year in a row. In the 2020 rankings, St. Edward’s rose to the #8 spot, and for the first time joins the U.S. News list of top-10 Best Regional Universities in the West. See details on ranking criteria.

US News Best Regional Universities for Veterans

#4 Best University for Veterans in the West

U.S. News chose St. Edward’s as one of the “Best Universities for Veterans” in its 2020 rankings. St. Edward’s moved up to 4th place among more than 30 colleges in the West. In addition to demonstrating academic excellence, schools must be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Washington Monthly 2019 College Rankings

Named One of America’s “Best Bang for the Buck” Colleges

2019 is the sixth year Washington Monthly Magazine named St. Edward’s a “Best Bang for the Buck–South” college, based on economic value students receive per dollar. St. Edward’s also made their 2019 “National Universities” list for contributions to social mobility, research and public service. 


Nation’s #1 Producer of Fulbright Students, Again

St. Edward’s was named the nation’s top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2018–2019. It’s the second time the university has held the No. #1 spot. For 10 years in a row, St. Edward’s has been a top producer of Fulbright Students, with 66 winners since 2008.


Highly Rated by WSJ/THE College Student Survey

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2020 College Rankings placed St. Edward’s in the top 60% of 800+ U.S. schools on its list. The rankings draw from a survey by London-based Times Higher Education, in which 170,000 students rate colleges on engagement, resources, outcomes and environment.


Listed Among “America’s Top Colleges”

For the 10th year in a row, Forbes has recognized St. Edward’s as one of “America’s Top Colleges.” Their 2019 best-colleges list includes 650 schools acknowledged for top academics, enriching student experiences, post-graduation success and lowest student debt. 


Graduates of St. Edward’s Are Thriving

In the Gallup-Purdue Index 2018 national survey of college graduates, nearly twice as many alumni of Edward’s are thriving in all five areas of well-being (purpose, social, financial, community and physical), compared with alumni of other institutions. Learn about the report and more ways our alumni exceeded the national average.


Named in “Best Colleges: Region by Region”

The Princeton Review chose St. Edward’s for its 2019 list of “Best Colleges” in the Western Region. The annual list gives special recognition to schools across the U.S. that The Princeton Review considers academically outstanding.

Chosen for Guide to Green Colleges

The Princeton Review’s 2019 Guide to Green Schools list recognizes 375 schools worldwide that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. We’re proud to make the list.


Ranked a “Best College” in Texas and Nationwide

St. Edward’s is ranked a top-20 Best College in Texas and named in the top 25% of Best Colleges nationwide by College Factual in their 2020 rankings. Criteria included the caliber and diversity of our student body, educational resources, degree completion, post-graduation earnings, and value for your money.

Best Regional Universities West 2019 College Consensum

Rated a “Best College” by Consensus

College Consensus ranked St. Edward’s the #9 Best College in Texas and #10 Best College in the West for 2019. The annual list combines ratings and reviews from the most respected publishers and student reviews to provide precise and comprehensive rankings of a school’s reputation and quality.


Nationally Recognized for Student Engagement (NSSE)

St. Edward’s scored highly in the 2015 National Survey of Student Engagement taken by more than 315,000 students nationwide. St. Edward’s met or exceeded the national average in all benchmark areas: academic challenge, learning with peers, experiences with faculty and campus environment.

Best Colleges Hispanic Students 2019

Listed Among “Best Colleges for Hispanic Students”

Bestcolleges.com ranks St. Edward’s as #5 on its 2019 list of “Best Colleges for Hispanic Students.” Along with strict criteria for academic excellence, each school on the list boasts a cultural center, degree programs and scholarships dedicated to enhancing the experiences of Hispanic students.