Beyond independence

Every parent wants essential skills and career success for their children. Many admit a deeper desire. They want their children to learn to think for themselves. To evaluate argument and evidence. To develop good judgment and the strategies needed to keep learning. And to achieve full and meaningful lives.

Parents trust the approach we take at St. Edward's — a careful balance of classroom and experiential learning in a challenging and inspiring academic environment. Our emphasis on integrity, reflection and a global perspective. We share a common goal — helping your student become a confident, independent adult who values giving back to others and the world.

Academics 

St. Edward’s offers an educational experience that fosters self-discovery, lifelong career skills and commitment to a greater good. Find out about our "whole person" approach to learning that prepares students to thrive in an interconnected world.  

Admission

See the qualities and achievements we look for in selecting the right mix of students for admission to our academic community. And get details on our admission process — from scholarships and tuition to visiting campus and applying.  

About St. Edward’s

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward’s stands distinctively as a top liberal arts university, with partner universities worldwide. Hear from President George E. Martin, and learn about our mission, national awards and recognition, and rich history. 

Stay Connected

Stay connected with stories from Hilltopper Insights. Past stories include Why Your Student Should Consider Summer Research, A Different Kind of Spring Break, Supporting Success Outside the Classroom and 7 Tips for Finding a Summer Job.

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Since 1999, St. Edward's has made more than $200 million in campus improvements. New laboratories and classrooms, worship space, residence halls and recreation facilities are helping Hilltoppers in their pursuits of learning and service to others. Donations also help support student scholarships and faculty development.

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