Located in the heart of Texas, St. Edward’s University welcomes students from all backgrounds and beliefs through our red doors. After four years on the hilltop, our graduates walk out those same doors equipped with the skills and knowledge to take on their world. Get ready to explore new opportunities and clarify your dreams. Unsure of where to start? We've laid out the “need-to-knows” below. 

Are you looking at master's degrees? Learn more about Graduate Admission.

St. Edward’s Has a Test-Optional Policy

St. Edward’s Has a Test-Optional Policy

One way we’re making the college application process simpler and more accessible during the pandemic is by becoming test optional. If you’re applying to St. Edward’s for the Fall 2021 semester or later, you will not be required to submit SAT or ACT scores. What does test optional really mean, and how does it affect your application? Here’s the good news!


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Majors & Minors
Browse through our 50+ areas of study and learn details about each.

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Admission Advice
​Here's some timely and helpful information for your college search.

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Your Admission Counselor
Contact your admission counselor. They’re eager to meet you!

Imagine Yourself Here 

At St. Edward’s, an unstoppable energy invigorates our community and inspires us to meet the future head-on.  

Our 160-acre campus is just as impressive from the sky. Enjoy this view and some special facts about St. Edward’s.

Take a fun tour of our beautiful hilltop home as students point out their favorite spots and a few campus traditions.  


Life at St. Edward's 

Students enjoy the amenities of downtown Austin, 3 miles from campus.
Our Amazing Home Town
Find out why Austin, Texas, is ranked the #1 “Best Place to Live in America,” again and again.

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Campus Housing
Living on the hilltop puts you at the center of 600+ student activities and events each year.

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Hilltop Traditions
See the fun and meaningful ways we celebrate the St. Edward’s experience, and you can, too.


“Being a student here has taught me the value of service and putting other people before myself.”

“Being a student here has taught me the value of service and putting other people before myself.”

—Jasmine Adgerson ’21, Kinesiology major, Hometown: Washington, D.C.


Financing College

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Here’s advice on how to weigh the cost of college with the value of your investment. Questions? Our Financial Services Counselors are happy to help.

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83% of our freshmen received merit scholarships in 2020–2021. And the average award was $31,419 in scholarships and grants — money you don’t repay!

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Net Price Calculator
Get an estimate of your costs to attend St. Edward’s and the scholarships and grants you could receive. Our calculator will be updated in October. Tests will NOT be required for Fall 2021 merit consideration.


Supporting Your Success

Students participate in learning outside the classroom through research and internships.
At St. Edward’s, your college experience will be personalized just for you, with robust student support services to help you thrive in college and beyond.

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Success Coaches
A success coach will help you customize your St. Edward’s experience to achieve your goals. Here’s what students say about their success coach.

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Student Success
Six outstanding Hilltoppers talk about they’re opportunities and experiences on the hilltop that are shaping their career paths and worldview.