Full-time success coaches devoted exclusively to first-year students
At St. Edward’s, we want all of our students to succeed. That’s why every student gets a success coach. When you have a tough decision to make, you’ll never have to make it alone.
Your success coach will illuminate the right opportunities just for you.
IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO HERE:
Create a digital marketing campaign as part of a marketing course.
Join a medical mission trip to Kenya to provide dental care to refugees.
Teach elementary school kids top-notch tech skills at an after-school program.
Head to Angers, France, to study with our partner university, Université Catholique de l’Ouest.
FULLY ENGAGED The right professor and the right class can transform your life. That’s why we make sure our professors’ #1 priority is you, the student.
FIND OUT MORE stedwards.edu/future-students
LEARN: The chemistry behind current environmental issues DO: Analyze local tap water to see how global issues play out locally LEARN: How to write a grant
DO: Earn a $25,000 grant for a group supporting cancer patients
LEARN: The storytelling techniques of the Oscar-nominated The Big Sick DO: Create your own 3-minute blockbuster
Every class opens up opportunities to have a wider impact. Weâ€™ll show you how to maximize every moment.
FIND YOUR PATH
Our students do meaningful work here. • Team up with a professor to study an enzyme that might lead to cracking the code of stomach cancer. • Do an internship at the state capitol one summer, and with the Environmental Protection Agency the next. • Conduct field research to help solve global warming, or track Austin’s diverse wildlife population to learn how to make cities wildlife friendly.
Could you be next?
• Bring Broadway plays to life in an award-winning theater program, or explore how drawing teaches you about making your mark in the world. • Teach storytelling techniques to students in Tanzania, or help disadvantaged school kids in Austin with their homework.
St. Ed’s by the Numbers 3,680
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
CLASSES TAUGHT BY TAs
come to campus each year to recruit for jobs and internships
brilliant wildflowers paint the hilltop each spring
St. Ed’s Numbers
NCAA DIVISION II ATHLETIC TEAMS
Students who participate in experiential learning, such as internships or research, before graduation
Years in a row that U.S. News & World Report has ranked St. Edward’s as one of “America’s Best Colleges”
BEST UNIVERSITY IN THE WEST
Hours our students contribute to service each year
JASMINE ADGERSON â€™21 Kinesiology major
MY WINDOW INTO S.E.R.V.E. AUSTIN I’ve volunteered for two semesters through Campus Ministry’s “St. Edward’s, Reflect, Volunteer, Engage Austin” program, or S.E.R.V.E. Austin. I was a math classroom coach, teaching lessons once a week for small groups of seventhand eighth-graders, and I helped elementary-school kids with their homework in an after-school program.
MY FIRST SERVICE BREAK IN NEW ORLEANS On my Service Break Experience (SBE) trip my freshman year, our group worked with a disaster-relief nonprofit to repair a house that was affected by Hurricane Katrina. I didn’t realize that people are still suffering from the effects of Katrina 13 years later. Our goal was to have the entire house drywalled by the end of the week. It was tough, but we got it done on the last day.
MY TAKEAWAY FROM SBE The purpose of these service journeys is not to “save people,” but rather to learn about various social-justice issues and offer our support to these populations in the best way possible. I think my experiences have taught me how to be more patient and understanding of people’s circumstances.
MY BIG LEADERSHIP POSITION The BIG Event is a national day of service that St. Edward’s has participated in for 16 years. We have sites all over the city where people can volunteer — parks, food banks, shelters. My freshman year I worked with about 15 other students to repaint the exterior of a house. My sophomore year I worked on the BIG Event registration committee, and this year I’m the director of the entire event.
GO FULL FORCE LAUNCH
your startup in an instant as part of the 3 Day Startup Program.
your journalism chops at Texas Monthly or WNYC Radio.
world leaders and scientists at a climate change conference in Paris.
young people aging out of foster care at LifeWorks.
a spot at Rising Eyes of Texas, a juried show of up-and-coming Texas art stars.
a top score at the brain-meltingly tough Putnam Mathematical Competition.
WHAT CAN YOU ACCOMPLISH?
AUSTIN IS WAITING At St. Edward’s, campus life is just the beginning. Our hometown of Austin is one of the world’s most dynamic cities, but you don’t have to take our word for it.
2 MILES FROM NATURE
Barton Springs pool, kayaking, hike and bike trails, etc.
“Best Places to Live in America,” U.S. News & World Report “Fastest Growing City with the Most Job Opportunities,” Business Insider “Best College City in the U.S.,” WalletHub
3 MILES FROM DOWNTOWN
Access to internships at Google, Indeed, the Texas State Capitol, etc.
Our students team up with Austin organizations, including: Apple | Whole Foods | Texas State Capitol | Amazon | Environmental Protection Agency | St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church | 3 Day Startup | KPMG | Austin Independent School District | Univision Austin | UT School of Law Immigration Clinic | Capital Factory
SEE MORE DETAILS stedwards.edu/austin
RIGHT ON SOUTH CONGRESS AVE. Restaurants, shops, live music, etc.
ST. EDWARDâ€™S UNIVERSITY IS CLOSE TO THE BEST OF AUSTIN
THE ST. EDWARD’S – AUSTIN BALANCE St. Edward’s is a smaller school, but being in Austin, you have so many different places to enjoy, like shops and restaurants on South Congress, and Zilker Park. It’s a good balance between academics and social life.
KayLee Lile ’20 Biology major | Pre-med
MY FAVORITE HIDDEN GEM IN AUSTIN The Hideout Theatre is a coffee shop with a theater upstairs. I like going to their free improv show on Thursdays with friends. We always end up laughing.
WHY I LOVE ACL The Austin City Limits music festival runs for three days in Zilker Park, and I always go with friends. It’s such a cool experience because the crowds are great and the artists interact with the fans.
What will it cost?
Much less than you think. Our generous scholarships and grants — money you don’t have to pay back — could reduce your tuition by more than half. Here’s the run down:
verage tuition paid by our first-year A students who received merit scholarships and/or grants (It’s less than half of our sticker price!)
Percentage of our first-year students who received merit scholarships and/or grants (With this free money, chances are you’ll pay much less than our full tuition.)
We offer new freshmen up to $24,000 per year in merit scholarships. TUITION AND FEES $46,690 Tuition $8,554 Housing
verage merit scholarship and/or grant A awarded to our first-year students (This is money you don’t repay.)
All data based on 2019—2020 academic year
FULL PICTURE The best way to find out if St. Edward’s is the perfect fit? Come for a visit. We’ll give you the insider’s view of the people, the places and the ideas that make this school one-of-a-kind. Find out why so many people love St. Edward’s. And see if you just might be next.
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