A liberal arts university located in Southwest Austin, less than 2 miles south of Downtown - St. Edwards University offers a liberal arts education and its campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Austin. The campus's most notable landmark is Main Building.
Founded in 1878 by the Rev. Edward Sorin, CSC, Superior General of the Congregation of Holy Cross, who also founded Notre Dame in Indiana. The 160 acre hilltop campus boasts a lush green landscape, beautiful fountains, unique architecture and some of the oldest oak trees in Austin.
St. Edwards University consistently ranks among the top 25 master’s programs in the region. U.S. News recently ranked St. Edward’s University 21st in its Best Colleges list. It is also among the top 10 universities in Texas. Combining a Holy Cross, Catholic heritage with a clear vision for the future, St. Edward’s is dedicated to preparing students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world.
The values that embody St. Edward’s mission: critical thinking, social justice, and ethical practice guide all aspects of the university life from curriculum to community service. St. Edward’s is dedicated to preparing students for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in the modern global community.
The University serves approximately 5,300 students and offers over 50 areas of undergraduate study from from Forensic Chemistry and Entrepreneurship to Graphic Design and Psychology. 11 master’s degree programs and a New College program is also offered for students over 24 seeking bachelors degrees.