Austin, TX
Saint Edward's University


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Recent Reviews

Jacque
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

St. Edwards is a very liberal college with friendly staff and students.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

St. Edwards is a very liberal college with friendly staff and students.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very accepting of people who are not like them.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear Jacque, Please listen to mom and apply for scholarships while you still have the resources to do so. You have no idea how hard you are going to have to work with only the grocery store income to live off of while also paying tuition. You will do it and succeed, but trust me. You will have a huge burden lifted off your shoulders if you just apply for scholarships now. You have done such a good job trying to make good grades all through high school while also helping mom with your brothers and sister. If only you knew how hard it is for mom to make ends meet while take you all to school, pay for all of your band fees, sports fees all while needing to pay rent, buy clothes and food for you all. You will see how valuable the little things in life are and how hard it is to pay for gas to get to school while debating whether or not you can afford groceries one week. You will succeed with all of your hard work and determination, so don’t give up. Your future self is very proud of you. Love, Jacque

Christopher
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The thing that makes St. Edwards University stand apart from the other schools in Austin is the history of the campus. We are...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The thing that makes St. Edwards University stand apart from the other schools in Austin is the history of the campus. We are the only team in Texas that can claim to have an undefeated football team, as we only played 2 games and then disbanded the football team! The campus is beautiful and the view at night of the city of Austin can't be beaten.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I need to provide backstory for what follows; throughout high school and college I was overweight. I struggled to excel in school as a result of having poor eating and stress habits. In 2011 I began addressing my lifelong weight issue by signing up for a gym membership and hiring a great personal trainer. I also switched careers and moved into the IT industry. Over the last 3 years I have lost 120 pounds, wiped out over $90,000 in student loan and other debt, and I fell in love with information analysis. The one thing I wish I could go back and tell myself as a high school senior would be to develop a game plan to handle stress and find a way to lose the weight faster. My time in college would have been better if I has done so.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I would advise against attending St. Edwards University of you are not prepared to fight for the grades you obtain in the classes. Every major has a "weed-out" class that will test your resolve to obtain your degree. This school does not allow you to waltz through classes and graduate, you will have to go against excellent teachers who will push you to your limits.

Sandra
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Saint Edward's University is a beautiful school designed for ready-to-learn students.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Saint Edward's University is a beautiful school designed for ready-to-learn students.

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Compared to University of Texas at Austin, which I attended for a year, Saint Edward's University is a small university made specifically for students looking to get ahead and learn in a small group setting--just what I need. It has a beautiful campus, and all the professors are very intuitive and willing to help any student in need.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell my former self to go out and make friends at least twice a week. Making friends was the most difficult part for me during my first year of college, because I was nervous to go out. All college students are like this, and it's okay! Friends in college are friends for life. In high school, I imagined that college would be full of party-goers, and do not get me wrong, it is! However, it is absolutely fine if you do not participate in such adventures. I felt the pressure, and I now understand that friends will love you no matter how you choose to spend your weekends. Go swimming, go bowling! Do something sober, and your friends will join you just the same.

Kevin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Be prepared to be the only person who will hold you accountable. Your professors don't care if you sleep in and miss a class,...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Be prepared to be the only person who will hold you accountable. Your professors don't care if you sleep in and miss a class, nor do they care that you have the chance to spend the majority of your day idly engaging in fun or leisurely activities. You are the only person responsible for your success, and if you choose to take the easy route, you'll only hamstring yourself in the future. Understand that simply because you can play video games all day doesn't mean it's acceptable to do so. Focus on your studies, prepare for exams, and don't expect to coast through school as you did in High School. The game has changed, and you'll have to rise to meet the challenge or you'll be lost in the herd.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A highly self-motivated student who has a clear plan for their post graduate years. They should also be prepared for an exceptional amount of writing as part of their degree plan.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The lack of focused and dedicated career services staff. There was a token effort to 'help students network' but the opportunities were few and far between. I felt little to no support from my school when looking at the job market.

Rebecca
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The transition between high school and college was much more difficult than I ever could have imagined. I ambitiously signed ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The transition between high school and college was much more difficult than I ever could have imagined. I ambitiously signed up for 18 credit hours my freshman year, had a work study job on campus, and joined any student organization that would let me in. I stretched myself so thin, I lost myself. I became depressed and I missed a lot of class and work because of it. If I could go back and give myself advice as a high school senior, it would be this: Do not overwork yourself. Your expectations for yourself are too high. There’s nothing wrong with being "good" despite how badly you want to be "great". Mom and Dad love you and will support anything you do. They are your motivation. Do not ever forget that. Study often and study well. Finish all of your assignments at least three days before they are due. Go to bed early and wake up early. It is not a sign of weakness to ask for help. Most importantly, stop feeling guilty every time you need to relax and always remember to love yourself. If you do not love yourself, you will never truly succeed.

What's unique about your campus?

It is very hard to decide what one thing I would consider "the best" about St. Edward's. If I had to choose, I would say the small class sizes are what I have enjoyed the most. My biggest class has 22 students in it. Most classes max out around 25 students. The professors know your name and strive to develop a relationship with each of their students. You will never feel like an ID number or "just another student".

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The parking is pretty bad and the permits are expensive. This is the only complaint I have had about this university. However, public transportation is a dollar a day, so it is still really easy to get to school, even if you have to take the bus.

Alexandra
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are motivated individuals.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are motivated individuals.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to take as many college level classes as possible. I took five courses that granted me college credit in high school. I wish I would have taken more to save money and so that I would have time for more of the classes that I truely enjoy and that encourage me to learn more. I would also tell myself to study as hard as I possibly could, because the grades in college aren't as easy as the ones in high school.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag about my professors and how knowledgeable they are. they inspire me to learn every day.

Taylor
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could talk to my High School Senior self, I don't think I would have him change a thing. Though I have changed my major ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could talk to my High School Senior self, I don't think I would have him change a thing. Though I have changed my major and changed my school, the experiences that I've had and the people I've met are not something I would change. I would allow high school Taylor to continue on his marry little way because I know that what he would experience would change him, mold him, and give him the experience necessary to make educated decisions about his professional life and what to do when he hits a roadblock. I am confident in my path now, and wouldn't want anything to change; so why would i meddle with it? Though I probably would tell him to not wreck on his motorcycle!

Colin
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

St. Edward's Univeristy is known for teaching it's students to look differently at the world. They teach their students about...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

St. Edward's Univeristy is known for teaching it's students to look differently at the world. They teach their students about many different cultures, encourage them to study abroad and experience another part of the world, and they show them controversies around the world and challenge them to try to find a solution to these problems or try to make a difference in the world.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back to myself as a senior in high school I would tell my self to move onto campus at the start of the year, instead of waiting till the second semester. I would explain that even though the cost of school would go up tremendously, I would fit in more with the people around me making the sense of loneliness vanish, It would lower the stress I got from having so many classes one after the other. I would have more time to do homework, and procrastination would almost vanish, there would always be time to do my work at some point in the day. I wouldn't have to get up at 6 a.m. everyday to get to class, I could get up at a time that was closer to my class times. I wouldn't have to try to find a place to be between classes, as I would always have the dorm. College life, at least the first year, is meant to be spent in dorm. It brings you closer together with your class and makes you feel like you belong.

Alejandra
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

"Alejandra you can do anything, don't be discouraged by failure it will only reassure you of what it is you really want." A s...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

"Alejandra you can do anything, don't be discouraged by failure it will only reassure you of what it is you really want." A sheltered life transitioning to conducting everything yourself is a drastic change. Educating yourself about everything your local college has to offer is essential, with this knowledge you will be able to enter the institution with a clear understanding of what it is you want and how to achieve it. Academic advisors are the greatest tool provided to you, an appointment is necessary, through there help you will be able to make a structured plan for each semester. Having a plan will help eliminate time wasted and accelerate your path towards graduation. Deadlines tend to arrive fast, you must stay organized and on top of all deadlines, if the opportunity to complete something long before the deadline you must take advantage. Lastly, you must prioritize, educating yourself is the important thing you can do, it might become overwhelming and stressful yet you must always choose school, there is no regret like that of not having tried. Education is for your future.

Katrina
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

You can easily access the crazy austin life while being able to retreat back to a more low key, chill campus life.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

You can easily access the crazy austin life while being able to retreat back to a more low key, chill campus life.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Chill the fudge out, everything will be ok. In fact, better than ok. You will feel more free than you ever have before. Friends will not be instant though, and the first week or so will become depressing. However, nothing lasts forever, and friendships will soon come at you from everywhere. Privacy also atill exists even with a roommate; they are in your same situation, everyone is, and everyone has no idea what to do or where the ARTS building is. My biggest piece of advice is to be chill and not to stress out. Do as much artwork as possible before moving out (because you will have NO free time for drawing), and yes, season 3 was awesome.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

It it not a sports-driven school at all; if you are someone who is really into sports or playing college football this is not the school. There are sports like soccer and vollyball but they are small and there isn't a huge sports-following in the campus life.

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