Think, write, analyze, speak your mind

It's one thing to gain knowledge. It’s another to learn in ways that push boundaries, fuel inspiration and summon your full potential.

An education from St. Edward’s immerses you in the arts, sciences and humanities, teaching you to problem-solve independently and with teams, communicate effectively and appreciate other cultures. You’ll graduate confident, well-rounded and capable — ready to make your mark in a world rich in opportunity and complexity. 

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Discover What Excites You

What’s your dream? At St. Edward’s, you’ll find and follow it within our 50+ areas of study, including five pre-professional programs, across five schools.

Success in your chosen major and career builds from a foundation of general education courses. This four-year exploration equips you to synthesize and communicate, not simply absorb information ― a vital life skill and career advantage.

Connect Theory to Reality

The St. Edward’s experience teaches you to master critical and creative thinking, moral reasoning, and oral and written communication. You’ll learn to evaluate argument and evidence and understand the global community as a whole. 

You’ll put classroom learning into practice through internships, faculty-mentored and independent research, and service and leadership activities. And you’ll step into larger roles and assume more responsibility for the good of others.


For highly motivated students, our Honors Program provides an enhanced level of academic rigor, research and mentoring by advisors and professors. You’ll also be prepared to pursue prestigious fellowships and scholarships that can lead to studies abroad and graduate school.

Explore a World of Perspectives

Our students venture across the globe, from Cambodia to Chile to Canada. They go on faculty-led trips and solo adventures. They go as Fulbright, Boren and Presidential scholars. They go to learn, work, serve and widen their circles of influence — and perfect the languages they study at St. Edward’s (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and more). 

From our international campus community in Austin to our partner universities in 16 countries, our global learning opportunities will challenge assumptions and change more than your mind.

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Get Career Ready 

From your first days on the hilltop, career preparation is a primary focus. It begins with your personal 4-year Career Action Plan that keeps you on track for your post-graduation goals. You’ll have access to networking opportunities, job-search training and career resources that guide you toward your most rewarding path — be it graduate school or your dream job.

Find Your Purpose

As a leader among Catholic universities, our Holy Cross tradition holds that your education not simply aim to make you smarter. We encourage you to engage in a deeper purpose, believing that sound thinking and respect for the dignity of every person lead to a more just world and meaningful life.