Sep 08, 2014

St. Edward's Climbs to #13 in U.S. News & World Report’s "America's Best Colleges" Rankings

AUSTIN, Texas – For the 12th consecutive year, St. Edward’s University was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best  Colleges, moving up two spots to #13 in the 2015 Best Regional Universities West region rankings.

St. Edward’s is one of only four Texas universities to be ranked in the top 20 in the Best Regional Universities rankings. Additionally, St. Edward’s was ranked #2 in the West Region in the Best Colleges for Veterans rankings.  

“It is nice to see that St. Edward’s University’s commitment to providing students with an academically challenging and personally fulfilling college experience is being recognized,” said President George E. Martin. “And, we remain dedicated to improving in every area of these rankings and beyond, so that our students leave St. Edward’s ready to become leaders in their professional and civic communities domestically and abroad.”

The U.S. News & World Report best regional universities lists include institutions that offer a full range of undergraduate programs as well as select master's programs.

The formula used by U.S. News to rank schools includes:

  • Peer assessment
  • Freshman retention rate
  • Graduation rate
  • Percentage of classes under 20 students
  • Student-faculty ratio
  • SAT scores for incoming freshmen
  • Percentage of freshmen who are in the top 25% of their high school class
  • The university’s overall acceptance rate
  • Average alumni giving rate

For more information on the rankings, visit