St. Edward's University Undergraduate Viewbook 2014–15
Something changes the first time you pass through the red doors at St. Edward’s. In that moment, you leave high school behind and transform into someone ready to accomplish great things. In four years on the hilltop, you meet people whose experiences add to your understanding of the world. Inspired by your professors, you push yourself to surpass your limits. You find your own way to personal fulfillment. Maybe you start a nonprofit, write a play, fight infectious diseases, develop the next big technological breakthrough or work with the underserved. Maybe your path takes you across oceans; maybe you find your calling close to home. One thing’s for sure: You can do more, be more, than you imagine — and the world will be better for it. Are you ready?
WHO WILL YOU BECOME? ...when you walk through these doors? Something changes the first time you pass through the red doors at St. Edward’s. In that moment, you leave high school behind and transform into someone ready to accomplish great things. In four years on the hilltop, you meet people whose experiences add to your understanding of the world. Inspired by your professors, you push yourself to surpass your limits. You find your own way to personal fulfillment. Maybe you start a nonprofit, write a play, fight infectious diseases, develop the next big technological breakthrough or work with the underserved. Maybe your path takes you across oceans; maybe you find your calling close to home. ONE THING’S FOR SURE: YOU CAN DO MORE, BE MORE, THAN YOU IMAGINE — AND THE WORLD WILL BE BETTER FOR IT. 3 4 Maybe you know what you want to be (and have since grade school): a biologist, a teacher, a lawyer, a photographer. Or maybe youâ€™re keeping your options open, and college is when you plan to figure it out. Here, you find your academic niche. FIND AND FOLLOW IT WITHIN OUR 50+ MAJORS. GET DETAILS ON EACH AT STEDWARDS.EDU/MAJORS 5 OUR AREAS OF STUDY ARE PACKED WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCH, CREATIVE EXPRESSION, GLOBAL STUDY, INTERNSHIPS, COMMUNITY SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP GROWTH. SCHOOL OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Criminal Justice* Criminology* Environmental Science and Policy* Forensic Science* Global Studies* Global Studies and Asia Pacific Studies** History* Political Science* Psychology* Social Work Sociology* SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES Acting Art* Catholic Studies* Communication* English Literature* English Writing and Rhetoric* French* Graphic Design* Liberal Studies Philosophy* Photocommunications* Religious and Theological Studies* Spanish* Theater Arts* SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES Biochemistry Bioinformatics Biology* Chemistry* Computer Information Science Computer Science* Environmental Chemistry Forensic Chemistry Mathematics* Medical Laboratory Science THE BILL MUNDAY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Accounting* Accounting Information Technology Business Administration* Digital Media Management Economics* Entrepreneurship Finance Interactive Games Management Interactive Games Studies International Business* International Business and Business Administration** Management Marketing SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Kinesiology* Teacher Certification Early Childhood–Grade 6 Early Childhood–Grade 12 Grades 4–8 Grades 8–12 Special Education *Also offered as a minor **Dual degree program with Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan MINORS Art History German Jewish Studies Journalism Music Music Theater Professional Ethics Teacher Education Women’s Studies CERTIFICATION AND PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Global Understanding Pre-Dental Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medical Pre–Physical Therapy 6 LET YOUR CURIOSITY LEAD THE WAY. CHALLENGE YOURSELF: LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR INSPIRING ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT AT STEDWARDS.EDU/ACADEMICS 7 At St. Edwardâ€™s, you dig deep for answers to questions about ethics, philosophy or science. Your professors insist on it, and you crave the challenge. You examine issues from all angles, especially ones you disagree with. And you write and present until communicating ideas is as natural to you as blinking. Your classmates are from different backgrounds and continents, but you all share an infatuation with learning. From each other, from classes, from expert speakers visiting campus. Here, curiosity is rewarded, and open minds fit right in. 8 It’s the norm at St. Edward’s. Our academically challenging liberal arts education prepares you to be a well-rounded thinker, to solve problems and communicate effectively, and to see the world from different points of view. And to speak up for what matters to you — and take action. Our students talk about lightbulb moments they’ve experienced on the hilltop — the kind that clarify their values and dreams. What will yours be? It might happen when you… DEBATE TIMELY TOPICS from a common text read by your whole freshman class. Recently, World War Z, the story of a zombie apocalypse told by its survivors, sparked discussions across the hilltop about real-world problems like disaster preparedness and resource conservation. CREATE KNOWLEDGE doing innovative research alongside your professor or independently. Katherine Najera ’13 linked the pesticide Rotenone and Parkinson’s disease symptoms, establishing that exposure at later life stages causes stronger symptoms. She published and presented her work on campus and at national conferences. JOURNEY ABROAD to study at any of our 14 international partner universities, and blog about your adventures in Hilltop Views , the student newspaper. Recent student blogs share stories from Europe, Africa and Asia. TAKE A STAND and defend it in a persuasive speech and in-depth paper for your senior Capstone project. Kate Murray ’13 delved into the complexities of U.S. military intervention in Africa and made her case for avoiding it. WHERE ARE THEY NOW? EXCEL IN YOUR FIELD OF STUDY. Our graduates consistently attend top professional programs and graduate schools, including: Columbia Duke Georgetown Harvard Johns Hopkins London School of Economics Loyola New York University Northwestern Notre Dame Purdue San Francisco Art Institute Stanford Texas A&M Tulane University of Texas at Austin University of Texas Medical School at Houston PREPARE FOR THE WORKPLACE. Our recent graduates have been hired by noteworthy organizations that include: Apple Citibank Dell Facebook Four Seasons Hotel Google Hewlett-Packard Lockheed Martin MD Anderson Cancer Center MTV Networks International Peace Corps Procter & Gamble Samsung Teach for America Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 94% 24% ACTIVELY ENGAGED WITHIN NINE MONTHS OF GRADUATION 56% FULL-TIME JOB GRADUATE OR PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL 14% POST-GRADUATE INTERNSHIP, FELLOWSHIP, MILITARY SERVICE, VOLUNTEERING, PART-TIME JOB % 5 % 1 SEEKING NOT SEEKING DEVELOP THE SKILLS EMPLOYERS WANT: STRATEGIC THINKING COLLABORATION INDEPENDENCE RESEARCH ABILITIES CLEAR COMMUNICATION GLOBAL OUTLOOK ABSTRACT THOUGHT DIVE INTO YOUR DISCIPLINE. What really excites you — interpreting the human genome, debating the intersection of faith and culture, designing a killer costume for the stage? At St. Edward’s, you find out. 1 You jump at opportunities to conduct graduate-level research and explore new subjects — even make a contribution to your field as a student. Whether the hands-on work you do involves Petri dishes, paintbrushes or programming, you have your chance. 1 Thanks to a National Cancer Institute summer fellowship, Linda Armstrong ’13 teamed up with scientists at the MD Anderson Cancer Center to research human genome variants that can predict the risk of cancer. 2 Professor Joe Vitone’s documentary photography class produced a photographic study of small-town Texas — now part of a Smithsonian Institution permanent collection. Photo by John Doye ’12 2 9 Here, one mantra prevails: Question everything. Students at St. Edward’s thrive on pushing the boundaries of learning. High-level research and creative projects fuel the excitement of discovery. HOW MANY STUDENTS DOES A 227-ACRE CLASSROOM HOLD? As many as it takes to find the answers. Students from all majors conduct research and fieldwork at the St. Edward’s Wild Basin Creative Research Center — our nearby nature preserve. Currently underway: Biology, Computer Science and Education students are developing a living database of the preserve’s ecosystem for ongoing environmental studies. HOW DO YOU MAKE BILL AND MELINDA PROUD? Create a winning education-focused app — in just 50 hours — during the Gates Foundation’s inBloom Codeathon competition. Three students at St. Edward’s did just that, beating more than a dozen seasoned professionals. Their reward: $3,000 and job offers on the spot. CAN 6,000+ LETTERS BRING THE COST OF WAR TO LIFE? Yes. Profoundly. Letters of Sacrifice, a memorial sculpture and senior art project by Jennifer Hassin ’12, includes thousands of condolence letters to families of service members who have fallen in war since 2001. WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM A DECOMPOSING PIG? Ask students of Casie Parish-Fisher, instructor of Forensic Science. She buried four dead hogs in a wilderness area as part of a mock crime scene and challenged her students to complete the investigation in 48 hours. Evidence logged. Case solved. 10 6 35 67 countries where our students studied abroad last year countries WHERE Our alumni live and work Look for inspiration in distant corners. WHERE WILL YOU GO? Meet Meredith Bard â€™12 and hear about her studies in France. Watch the video at stedwards.edu/global 11 7 You already love London, and youâ€™ve only been here a couple of days. For the next two weeks, you and your classmates are traveling the country learning about the history of science. Yesterday, you sat in an antique surgery chair while a tour guide at the Old Operating Theatre demonstrated a set of primitive (and frightening) medical tools. Today, you and your friends grab a map and get ready to brave wet weather and the Tube to pick up fish and chips for dinner. Each time you check in with your family, you have new stories to share. Life abroad is intense, a mixture of excitement and homesickness and mind-boggling discovery. You wouldnâ€™t have it any other way. 12 The hilltop is a jumping-off point for all sorts of adventures â€” whether you want to travel solo or with classmates and professors, for a week or an entire year, to a nearby country or to the other side of the world. GET MORE DETAILS AT STEDWARDS.EDU/GLOBAL Canada United States Austin, Texas Mexico Belize Dominican Republic Puerto Rico Honduras Costa Rica Panama Ecuador Peru Braz Chile Urug Argentina GLOBAL EXPERIENCES THROUGH ST. EDWARD’S UNIVERSITY: PARTNER UNIVERSITIES FACULTY-LED EXCURSIONS STUDY AND INTERNSHIPS ABROAD INTERNATIONAL SERVICE TRIPS Scotland United Kingdom Ireland Netherlands Denmark Germany Czech Republic Belgium Austria Switzerland France Kosovo Spain Morocco Italy Turkey Israel China South Korea Japan FULBRIGHT AND FELLOWSHIP LOCATIONS Mongolia c United Arab Emirates India Thailand Ghana Uganda Hong Kong Senegal zil Kenya Rwanda Tanzania Indonesia Malawi Australia South Africa guay 1,000+ New Zealand STUDY ABROAD OPTIONS OFFERED IN If your dream destination isn’t featured here, don’t worry — you can study abroad almost anywhere. GO GLOBAL DEVELOP CROSS-CULTURAL SKILLS • BECOME MORE INDEPENDENT • BUILD CONFIDENCE • INCREASE CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING • EXPLORE CAREER AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES • GAIN A PROFESSIONAL EDGE 90+ COUNTRIES 1 2 ENCOUNTER NEW WORLDS ON THE HILLTOP . You hear different languages spoken across campus — by the Portuguese club, students in the Modern Languages Living Learning Community and members of the International Student Association. Topics in your Contemporary World Issues class take on a whole new meaning when the people sitting next to you are from Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. With such a global atmosphere on campus, it’s no wonder so many students at St. Edward’s go after international experiences like Fulbright scholarships or internships and jobs abroad. You could be next. GAIN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: LEARN MORE ABOUT EXPANDING YOUR OUTLOOK ON THE HILLTOP AT STEDWARDS.EDU/GLOBAL 131 3 4 5 1 Study with visiting professors like Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Fadwa Gad from Egypt, who taught a class on Arab biographies. Learn a thing or two about Bollywood music, Asian break dancing and popular study abroad destinations during International Education Week. Ask questions face-to-face with experts on different continents — students in Associate Professor Kelley Coblentz Bautch’s classes spoke with biblical scholars from the Philippines, South Africa and Colombia via Skype. Enroll in the Global Understanding Certificate program, a challenging addition to your diploma, if you’re truly passionate about examining world issues. You’ll be required to study abroad, achieve intermediate proficiency in a foreign language and take a set of classes with a global focus. Get involved with the Kozmetsky Center, which hosts dozens of global events on campus, including international speakers (like Tulu Bayar, a Turkish-born artist who spoke about ethnic minorities in China) and an ongoing series of thought-provoking foreign films. 2 3 4 5 A TOP PRODUCER OF FULBRIGHT STUDENTS Some of our highestachieving, most globally minded students have been awarded Fulbright scholarships after graduating — 27 since 2004. These prestigious scholarships send students abroad for a year to teach English and take part in cultural exchange. Our Fulbright Students have traveled to destinations like Thailand, Germany, Costa Rica, Turkey and Mongolia. For the last five years, St. Edward’s has been a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students. 20 12 • 201 3 MULTICULTURAL CAMPUS: STUDENTS FROM U. S. STU DENT TOP PROD UC ER 51 COUNTRIES 28 LANGUAGES SPOKEN 50+ MULTICULTURAL EVENTS ON CAMPUS EACH YEAR 14 WITH AUSTIN HILLTOP TO DOWNTOWN = MILES (OF FOOD, FUN AND FINDS ALONG SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE) 3 15 You’re pretty sure Austin is the coolest city ever. Maybe you realize it on the diving board at Barton Springs Pool, steeling yourself for the cold water while your friends egg you on. Or during First Thursday on South Congress, when night falls and the music starts and artists come out in droves to sell their work. Snacking at your favorite food trailers, kayaking on Lady Bird Lake, shopping at an indie bookstore or catching a rock (or punk or hip hop or bluegrass) show downtown — you never run out of things to do in the capital of Texas. It’s hard to find a place more alive than Austin. 300 DAYS OF SUNSHINE 200+ PARKS AND 3 LAKES LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD 200+ LIVE MUSIC VENUES WATCH A STUDENT-LED VIDEO TOUR OF AUSTIN AT STEDWARDS.EDU/EXPLOREAUSTIN 16 SEEK OPPORTUNITY WHERE IT ABOUNDS. BEST PLACES TO LIVE BEST CITIES FOR RECENT COLLEGE GRADS BEST CITIES FOR BUSINESS AND CAREERS MOST TECH-SAVVY CITIES BEST CITIES FOR JOB GROWTH MOST INNOVATIVE CITIES FITTEST AND GREENEST CITIES BEST COLLEGE CITIES At your professor’s suggestion, you invite a local marketing director for coffee. You pick up the tab, and in return she lets you pick her brain for an hour about her career. Later, when you start your job search, you reach out to her again — and she introduces you to a colleague who’s hiring. It’s just one of the perks of living someplace as connected as Austin. Thanks to Austin’s über-educated workforce and passion for innovation, companies from all over the world have located offices here. Living in Austin, you can tap into the working world and land an internship, a volunteer position or even a job if you love the city too much to leave. 17 TECHNOLOGY MULTIMEDIA PUBLIC POLICY BANKING ART EDUCATION HEALTHCARE CLEAN ENERGY Austin is a dynamic environment for businesses of all kinds, including some of the world’s most successful companies. Major employers include Dell, Apple, Facebook, Google, Whole Foods, Austin Independent School District, Seton Family of Hospitals, Bank of America, Samsung, the State of Texas and more. HOME TO WORLD-FAMOUS SXSW. Austin hosts industry leaders and more than 60,000 visitors during the South by Southwest ® Conferences & Festivals — two action-packed weeks of the best in music, film and interactive media. TYE TRUITT 18 100+ employers and organizations recruit students on campus each year during Job and Internship Fairs. TRY OUT YOUR DREAM JOB. GET CAREER-READY: HEAR FROM A ST. EDWARD’S GRADUATE (AND HER BOSS) ABOUT HER INTERNSHIP. VIEW THE VIDEO AT STEDWARDS.EDU/CAREER 19 As an intern at South by Southwest® Interactive Festival’s Gaming Expo, you do far more than fetch coffee. You spend months in late-night meetings, coordinating vendors and planning activities. The event itself is three days of no sleep, aching feet — and your brain in overdrive. You’ve never felt so organized, working seamlessly with your team. You troubleshoot everything that comes your way. When you talk to professionals, they take you seriously. Some even tell you to look them up after you graduate. You walk away with confidence (and, if you’re like SXSW intern Jacob Mooney ’13, a full-time job offer before graduation). You don’t have to wonder if the gaming industry is right for you. Now you’re sure. 20 Apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world challenges, and build your professional network. Our students gain workplace experience in Austin, across the country and abroad with top businesses and nonprofits, including: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO DELOITTE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY FOX NEWS CHANNEL INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER MTV NETWORKS PEACE CORPS HEADQUARTERS SAMSUNG SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST® CONFERENCES & FESTIVALS (SXSW®) TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT U.S. EMBASSY (LONDON AND URUGUAY) 88% STUDENTS AT ST. EDWARD’S WHO COMPLETE INTERNSHIPS BEFORE GRADUATION 100% STUDENTS AT ST. EDWARD’S WHO PREPARE FOR PROFESSIONAL LIFE WITH OUR 4-YEAR CAREER DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP The roadmap helps you explore career options, build your résumé, develop interview skills, network with professionals, land internships, apply to graduate schools and more. ENRICH YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY. You have classmates who celebrate daily Mass. You also share classes (and perspectives) with Jewish friends who belong to Hillel Toppers and Muslim friends who visit the campus mosque to pray. Whatever your persuasion, your faith grounds you. St. Edward’s respects and embraces your spiritual identity. The university community is guided by its Catholic, Holy Cross heritage and welcomes those from any faith, background and culture. Your experiences challenge your perspective, and in the process you grow. You emerge more confident in yourself, your values and your purpose. CAMPUS MINISTRY SUPPORTS OUR CATHOLIC COMMUNITY: • Mass offered daily and twice on Sunday in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel • Sacramental Preparation, including baptism, communion, confirmation and marriage • Spiritual direction and retreats designed to deepen faith and increase discernment • Weekly rosary at the Grotto THE UNIVERSITY SUPPORTS OTHER RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS: • Interfaith discussion groups • Spiritual guidance • Referrals to congregations off campus • Eid celebration • Passover Seder • Iftar dinner • Friday evening Shabbat 40% STUDENTS IDENTIFYING AS CATHOLIC 40 FAITH TRADITIONS REPRESENTED 21 BELIEVE IN YOUR POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD. You meet friends at St. Edward’s who share your dedication to social justice and making a difference. Together, you tackle big problems. You team up with local nonprofits; you spend spring break tutoring kids at inner-city schools; you scrub clinic floors and read to children in orphanages in Uganda and India. On Friday night, you head downtown — this time, not to the music of Red River Street but to a park where local homeless people gather. You and a group of friends make this pilgrimage of service monthly, bringing food, clean socks and companionship to those in need. From listening to their stories, you begin to understand this complicated social issue — and change how you see the world. PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE AT HOME OR ABROAD: • Campus-wide service events • Alternative Spring Break (10 locations around the U.S.) • International Immersion (India, Uganda, Canada and Peru) • Habitat for Humanity Global Village program (New Zealand and the Dominican Republic) OUR STUDENTS REGULARLY GIVE NEARLY 80,000 HOURS OF THEIR TIME THROUGH COMMUNITY SERVICE EACH YEAR. 22 MAKE THIS PLACE YOUR OWN. Before you moved in together, you and your roommate worked out the perfect way to set up your room. Now that you live on the hilltop, almost everything you need is a short walk away, and you run into friends (and make new ones) all across campus. Once a week, your friends take over the residence hall kitchen to cook a giant spaghetti dinner. Your hall gets together for monthly board games in the common area. You meet in the Huddle, a burrito and taco bar on campus, for trivia and jam sessions. And you regularly hang out at open-mic night at Meadows Coffeehouse or watch university-sponsored movies (with free popcorn) under the stars. Campus is more than where you stay or study â€” itâ€™s home. 23 WHERE WILL YOU CALL HOME? Freshmen live in six residence halls, each with its own personality. All offer amenities like kitchens, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, study areas and basic cable. Upperclassmen can live in residence halls, our on-campus apartments or the townhouse-style Casa and Casitas. TAKE VIDEO TOURS OF OUR HALLS AT STEDWARDS.EDU/HALLTOURS 24 IT’S LIKE LIVING IN A WORK OF MODERN ART. Bright. Innovative. Spacious. Designed by a worldfamous Chilean architect, our residential village was featured in Architectural Review and selected by Polis blog as one of the “Best Architecture Projects of 2009.” The village includes three residence halls (Hunt, Johnson and Le Mans), two dining halls, a coffee bar, a convenience store — and plenty of comfortable spaces to meet up with friends. 25 IN A LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY. Connect with a group of students who share a common focus in an LLC. Theyâ€™ll become your friends, your neighbors and your classmates. Live on the same floor of a residence hall, take courses together and participate in discussions, special events and service projects as a group. CHOOSE AN LLC: Active Living Business Faith and Service (for upperclassmen) Film and Fiction Global Understanding Honors (by invitation) Leadership Modern Languages (for upperclassmen) Natural Sciences Social Justice 26 WHAT ARE YOU CRAZY ABOUT? MAKE THINGS HAPPEN: LEARN MORE ABOUT CAMPUS LIFE AT STEDWARDS.EDU/LIFE 27 You spend the morning in the community garden, planting tomatoes with other members of Students for Sustainability. On your way to the fitness center for a workout, you stop outside the Carriage House to listen to the student jazz band practice. Then it’s off to a LOCO — Loosely Organized Computing Organization — meeting to discuss the upcoming university-wide hackathon. And all this before you paint your face blue and gold and head to the soccer field. You’re one of the HillRaisers, ready to make some noise during the Battle of the Saints showdown between the Hilltoppers and our longtime rivals. Life on the hilltop is anything but boring. 28 1 2 3 1 Construct an epic battleship from cardboard boxes and duct tape. The most seaworthy ship wins. 2 Meet a few of our mountain goat mascotâ€™s furry friends, who tend to show up at campus events. 3 Find out how many toppings you can pile onto a waffle at Waffleopolis, part of Hilltopper Welcome Days. 4 6 125+ 5 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS ON CAMPUS 4 Reflect, pray and celebrate Advent with the whole campus community at the annual Festival of Lights. 5 Take down the opposition in a fun and competitive game of dodgeball during Student Homecoming Week. 6 Rock out to acts like Ben Kweller at the end-of-year party, when finals are over and the hilltop takes it easy. You cheer on the Hilltopper baseball team at the College World Series. It’s a matter of pride for everyone on campus that our NCAA Division II teams bring home victories and accolades on a regular basis (while maintaining a highly impressive overall student-athlete GPA). But today it’s your turn to shine. As a member of the club swimming team, you’ve watched it grow from a couple of friends with goggles into a group that takes on big state schools and wins. You stretch your legs, take a couple of deep breaths. At the whistle, you dive. Whatever sport rallies your spirit, you find it at St. Edward’s. 29 29 ATHLETICS AT ST. EDWARD’S NCAA DIVISION II TEAMS Baseball Men’s and Women’s Basketball Men’s and Women’s Golf Men’s and Women’s Soccer Men’s and Women’s Tennis Softball Volleyball INTERESTED IN VARSITY ATHLETICS? Find coach contact info at stedwards.edu/athletics INTERCOLLEGIATE CLUB SPORTS Coed Cycling Coed Swimming Men’s, Women’s and Coed Crew (Rowing) Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Men’s and Women’s Soccer Men’s Rugby INTRAMURALS Basketball Capture the Flag Dodgeball Flag Football Kickball Racquetball Sand Volleyball Soccer Softball Tennis Volleyball SPIRIT GROUPS Cheerleading Dance Team HillRaisers Topper Mascot 30 NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES OVER THE LAST FIVE SEASONS GET A TASTE OF LIFE ON THE HILLTOP. TAKE A VIDEO TOUR OF THE HILLTOP AT STEDWARDS.EDU/VISIT 31 Every time you walk by Main Building, you can’t help thinking of it as a castle overlooking the Austin skyline. You love campus — but not just for its beauty (and it is gorgeous). It’s more than that. So many moments stand out during your time here: meeting your best friend at Hillfest, discussing politics with your favorite professor over lunch in the dining hall, turning a study session on the lawn into a spontaneous game of Frisbee. All over the hilltop, there’s an energy that’s uniquely St. Edward’s. People here care — about their passions, the world and each other. So do you. 32 The best way to get to know St. Edward’s is to come see it (and Austin!) for yourself. All campus visit programs are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. CAMPUS TOURS Let a current student show you around the hilltop for a firsthand perspective of life on campus. You can also schedule a meeting with an admission counselor to get your questions answered and help us get to know you. Tours and counselor meetings are available on weekdays. If weekends are your only option, join us on Saturday, Nov. 22 for an admission open house. SENIOR VISIT DAY Experience life as a Hilltopper. Tour campus, meet our community and learn more about the admission process. This visit is an ideal way for high school seniors to get a sense of St. Edward’s. Reservations, which are required, open six weeks before the program date of Nov. 8. INDIVIDUAL VISITS If you can’t make Senior Visit Day on Nov. 8, we can set up a similar solo experience for you. Attend a class, meet with a professor, eat in the dining hall and spend time with a current student. Please schedule your visit at least three weeks in advance. (Individual visits are for high school seniors.) ADMISSION OPEN HOUSE During our Open House events, we offer a day full of campus tours, information sessions and tours of the residence halls. You can pick the activities and times that work best for you. Reservations are required. Fall 2014 dates: Oct. 3, Oct. 13, Nov. 14 and Nov. 22; Spring 2015 dates: March 12–24 (spring break), April 11, April 18 and April 25. HOW TO SIGN UP For more details, to register for a tour or to download a self-guided tour map, go to stedwards.edu/visit. Self-guided tour maps are also available on campus. Call 800-555-0164 or 512-448-8500 to schedule an appointment with an admission counselor. Please schedule at least three weeks in advance. TO WILD BASIN CREATIVE RESEARCH CENTER 1 DOWNTOWN 35 DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS TO: Downtown: 3 miles Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trails: 3 miles Zilker Park/Barton Springs: 3.5 miles Airport: 8.5 miles 183 360 ule v ZILKER PARK BARTON SPRINGS Bo h 6t ar d et re St La dy rd Bi m La ar La ke sA ve Wild Basin Creative Research Center: 10 miles Live Music: everywhere Ri nu e ve rsi de res Dr ng ive Co ST. EDWARDâ€™S UNIVERSITY 71 TO AIRPORT Fort Worth 20 El Paso Midland 35 10 Austin Dallas Houston San Antonio Discover 50 things to do in Austin: stedwards.edu/exploreaustin Laredo INVEST IN YOURSELF AND A FULFILLING FUTURE. The value of a nationally recognized education from St. Edward’s endures over a lifetime. Consider what you get for your investment: a private education, small classes, one-on-one mentorship from talented professors, access to study abroad programs, innovative research opportunities, career preparation, advising for graduate school and prestigious scholarships, top-quality campus facilities, and connections to an international alumni network. GENEROUS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID When you apply, you’ll automatically be considered for academic scholarships up to $20,000. If you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after Jan. 1 of your senior year, we’ll review your file to see if you qualify for additional grants, loans or work-study jobs. In 2014–2015, 58% of freshmen earned academic scholarships, and an additional 26% received needbased aid only. Get a quick estimate of your scholarships, financial aid and total costs with our net price calculator at stedwards.edu/calculator. And get tips for filing your FAFSA at stedwards.edu/fafsa. 58 % APPLY BY FEB. 1 TO GET THE BEST FINANCIAL AID. To get the most financial aid from St. Edward’s, apply for admission by the Feb. 1 priority deadline, and submit your FAFSA (fafsa.ed.gov) by March 1 of your senior year. You’ll be assigned a personal advisor in Student Financial Services who will review your financial aid offer with you and your parents and work with you throughout your college career. COST AND ASSISTANCE • Tuition for 2015–2016 $38,320 • Housing and food (estimated) for 2015–2016 $10,975 • Technology fee for 2015–2016 $400 • Average freshman scholarships and aid in 2014–2015 $27,074 OF FRESHMEN EARNED ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2014–2015 QUESTIONS? Student Financial Services 800-555-0164 firstname.lastname@example.org 512-448-8523 stedwards.edu/financialaid ESTIMATE YOUR SCHOLARSHIPS AND AID AT STEDWARDS.EDU/CALCULATOR 33 JOIN A COMMUNITY THAT INSPIRES YOUR BEST. When you apply, we consider your: • Grades and class rank (qualified applicants rank in the top half of their class) • SAT or ACT scores, including the writing section (we look for at least a 500 on each section of the SAT or 21 on the composite ACT) • Essay (we look for solid writing and original insight) • Curriculum (4 years of math and science and at least 3 years of foreign language) • Extracurricular activities, teacher recommendation, personal perspective and aspirations It’s best to apply in the fall of your senior year. Every application is read individually, and you’ll hear back from us within 4–6 weeks. DEC. 15 Early Application Deadline ($50 application fee waived for fall applicants) FEB. 1 Priority Application Deadline READY TO APPLY? YOU’VE GOT OPTIONS. Common Application at commonapp.org ApplyTexas at applytexas.org Our own application at stedwards.edu/apply (to be considered for scholarships and the best financial aid) MARCH 1 FAFSA Priority Deadline MAY 1 Final Application Deadline NOV. 15 Spring Semester Application Deadline QUESTIONS? Office of Admission 800-555-0164 email@example.com 512-448-8500 stedwards.edu/admission 34 In your four years on the hilltop, you gain a diploma and an impressive résumé — and more. You build confidence, independence and friendships that will sustain you for the rest of your life. You travel great distances (physically and mentally) and open up to new people, ideas and experiences. You find the place where your heart and mind agree: This is my purpose. Maybe you turn your internship into a full-time job in Austin. Or you get into the grad school of your dreams. Or the next chapter of your life takes you abroad through the Fulbright Program or the Peace Corps or work with an international corporation. When you walk through the red doors of Main Building during graduation weekend, you take St. Edward’s with you — in how you’ve been transformed and how you will transform the world. WHATEVER THE FUTURE HOLDS, WHEREVER LIFE TAKES YOU, YOU’RE SURE OF ONE THING … 35 36 QUICK FACTS ABOUT ST. EDWARD’S STUDENT BODY Total student population: 4,860 Undergraduate students: 3,555 Countries represented: 51 States represented: 44 Minority enrollment: 45% International enrollment: 10% Average class size: 18 Average ACT score: 24.1 Middle 50% of ACT scores: 22–26 Average SAT score: 1123 Middle 50% of SAT scores: 1030–1200 STUDENT LIFE Student organizations: 125+ NCAA Division II Teams: 11 Club sports teams: 16 Intramural leagues and tournaments: 35 stedwards.edu/life AUSTIN 11th largest city in U.S. Population: 865,500 Capital of Texas Live Music Capital of the World stedwards.edu/exploreaustin GLOBAL Languages spoken on campus: 28 Faith traditions represented: 40 International partner universities: 15 in 11 countries Countries where students studied abroad last year: 35 Fulbright Students since 2004: 27 stedwards.edu/global VISIT Programs offered throughout the school year and on select Saturdays 800-555-0164 (toll free) 512-448-8500 stedwards.edu/visit CONTACT US: Office of Admission 800-555-0164 (toll free) 512-448-8500 stedwards.edu FOLLOW US: Facebook Twitter YouTube facebook.com/stedwardsuniversity @stedwardsu youtube.com/stedwardsuniversity Instagram instagram.com/stedwardsu MAJORS Accounting* Accounting Information Technology Acting Art* Biochemistry Bioinformatics Biology* Business Administration* Catholic Studies* Chemistry* Communication* Computer Information Science* Computer Science* Criminal Justice* Criminology* Digital Media Management Economics* English Literature* English Writing and Rhetoric* Entrepreneurship Environmental Chemistry Environmental Science and Policy* Finance Forensic Chemistry Forensic Science* French* Global Studies* Global Studies and Asia Pacific Studies** Graphic Design* History* Interactive Games Management Interactive Games Studies International Business* International Business and Business Administration** Kinesiology* Liberal Studies Management Marketing Mathematics* Medical Laboratory Science Philosophy* Photocommunications* Political Science* Psychology* Religious and Theological Studies* Social Work Sociology* Spanish* Theater Arts* *Also offered as a minor **Dual degree program with Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan MINORS Art History German Jewish Studies Journalism Music Music Theater Professional Ethics Teacher Education Women’s Studies CERTIFICATION AND PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Global Understanding Teacher Certification Early Childhood–Grade 6 Early Childhood–Grade 12 Grades 4–8 Grades 8–12 Special Education Pre-Dental Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medical Pre–Physical Therapy GET DEGREE PLAN DETAILS AT STEDWARDS.EDU/MAJORS Office of Admission 3001 South Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78704-6489 CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED