A Highly Personalized University Experience
St. Edward's University is a nationally ranked university located in Austin, Texas. We are an international community with a Catholic heritage and students from all faiths, all nations and all walks of life. Our identity is shaped by our location in Austin, and strengthened by our partner universities all over the world.
We provide an inspiring, academically challenging environment with small classes that emphasize a global perspective and prepare students to make a difference in their world.
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, the university’s liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking, ethical reasoning and multicultural understanding. We are an award-winning educational institution, recognized by our peers and by places like U.S. News & World Report for what we offer our students — and what they accomplish with what they learn here.