St. Edward's University: Narrative Description

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ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY J-9

3001 South Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704-6489
Tel: (512)448-8400; 800-555-0164; Admissions: (512)448-8602; Fax: (512)448-8492; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.stedwards.edu/

Description: Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1885. Setting: 160-acre urban campus. Endowment: $37.2 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $6337 per student. Total enrollment: 4,443. Faculty: 389 (139 full-time, 250 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,005 applied, 70% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 46% from top quarter, 79% from top half. 5 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,466 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,065 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 33 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 30% Hispanic, 5% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 8% 25 or older, 39% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 79% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $20,728 includes full-time tuition ($14,710) and college room and board ($6018). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $490 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, University Programming Board, SEUTV, Alpha Phi Omega, Emerging Leaders. Major annual events: Hillfest, Midnight Breakfast, Welcome Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, self-defense educations, informal discussions, pamphlets, posters, films, lighted pathways and sidewalks. 1,035 college housing spaces available; 978 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Scarborough-Phillips Library with 150,478 books, 101,435 microform titles, 977 serials, 2,251 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.4 million. 498 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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