In 1841, equipped with an enduring vision (and courage), Father Edward Sorin set sail from France to the new world to establish Notre Dame and St. Edward’s universities. For more than 130 years, we’ve carried his passion for educating all who seek to realize their full potential, regardless of social standing, spiritual path or ability to pay. And along the way, we’ve changed a lot, too.
At St. Edward’s, we’re here to help you succeed. You’ll follow tested steps to get off to a great start — and then you’ll have all the resources you need to create a path that is uniquely yours. You’ll get one-on-one guidance from incredible professors and success coaches, and be able to explore a world class city just steps from campus.
Research deeply, travel widely and live fully. We know you have incredible potential, and we’re here to help you go further than you ever thought possible.
As a student, it’s never too early to start visiting Career and Professional Development. Whether you’re a first semester freshman or graduating senior, we have the resources and services to meet your career needs. Our Career Coaches work with you individually to understand your professional goals and help you set short and long-term steps for achieving them.
Whether you’re hoping to land your first internship, search for a full-time job after graduation or apply to graduate/professional school, Career Coaches can help you write and perfect your resume, CV, cover letter, statement of purpose, and prepare you for interviews.
At St. Edward’s, international students invigorate our learning and enrich our community. The many traditions, perspectives and experiences they bring to the hilltop strengthen our understanding of world cultures and events.
The International Student Services (ISS) Office supports and advocates for international students on campus. We advise on F/J visas, immigration regulations, life in the U.S., work authorization and more. ISS also sponsors activities and programs that foster intercultural sharing and learning.
Students have a variety of living communities to choose from, each with their own distinctive personality. Visit each community's page to see the amenities available. Our room type definitions provide a helpful starting place to learn more about room types available in each community.
The Munday Library is the result of a $13 million donation from Pat and Bill Munday. Built over 10 months, it is designed to bring together students and faculty from all disciplines for creative collaboration and to encourage digital and information literacy. The library’s collections include a wide selection of books, scholarly journals, robust databases, and thousands of streaming videos.
The Office of Information Technology supports St. Edward's in all things tech-related and works with students, faculty and staff to ensure campus hardware and software is working for them.
Perched on a hilltop overlooking Austin, our campus is a community within a community. On a clear day — and we have mostly sunny days — you will meet an incredibly diverse, kind, generous and approachable group of students. It's their wholehearted love of learning, and their respect for each other, that makes life here so livable.
Students coming to the RAC to attend an academic class, meet a faculty member or coach, or other activity that is not recreational will still be required to provide proof of completion of their daily health screen and adhere to mandatory facial covering policy.
Student organizations are a vital part of our campus community. By getting involved in a student organization, you'll have the opportunity to meet new people with similar interests, explore your passions, develop leadership skills, gain experience in your academic areas of interest, connect with faculty and staff, and make a positive impact to our local and global communities through service.
St. Edward’s University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
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