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.

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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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Get an estimate of your costs to attend St. Edward’s and the scholarships and grants you could receive. SAT and ACT scores will NOT be required for Fall 2021 merit consideration.


Create Your Future

Explore majors and minors at St. Edward's

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

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

Admission Advice

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

Imagine Yourself Here

We welcome new Hilltoppers and inspire them to go full on as they take their Legacy Walk through our iconic red doors.

Enjoy the campus views and moments of student life as you learn 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.  


Experience College to the Fullest

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.


Make Every Dollar Count

College is an important investment in your future. Here are 6 tips for your college search and how to weigh the cost of college with the value of your investment.

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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Financing college can be complex. Our Financial Services team is happy to help guide you through the financial assistance process. Reach out to them!

How to Calculate Scholarships and Tuition at St. Edward's

Get the real cost of attendance for colleges by comparing the sticker price to the net price. Your net price is the tuition you pay after your scholarships, grants and financial aid are awarded. This video shows you how your net price is calculated.

St. Edward’s Has a Test-Optional Policy

“My Graphic Design professors and several St. Edward’s alumni were my mentors. They helped me push myself in my design thinking and connected me to internships and mentorship programs. Working with alumni in Austin and learning from them gave me valuable experience in the industry.”


Realize Your Full Potential

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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.

A success coach meets with a student. They talk as they look at their laptops.

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 the opportunities and experiences on the hilltop that are shaping their career paths and worldview.