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Saint Edward's University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1885
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 4,229
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $53,809,094
Admissions Address

3001 S. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704

Website

http://www.gotostedwards.com

Admissions E-mail

seu.admit@stedwards.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Send application by: May 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Tracy Manier
Admissions office telephone: (512) 448-8500
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: May 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $45
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.gotostedwards.com/applynow.xml Tuition deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $150 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 1 1
History 2 3
Academic electives 0 1
Total academic units 14 19

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: May 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 64%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 64%
Total applicants: 2,397
Total acceptances: 1,544
Total freshman enrollment: 699
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 885
Male acceptances: 577
Male freshman enrollment: 275
 
Female applicants: 1,512
Female acceptances: 967
Female freshman enrollment: 424
Out-of-state freshmen: 8%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 245
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 65
Students enrolled from waiting list: 24

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 16%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 52%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 81%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 76%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 77%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 – 620
Math: 510 – 610
Combined: 1020 – 1230

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 6.1% 2.6%
600-699 29.2% 28.3%
500-599 46.9% 52.5%
400-499 17.1% 16.0%
300-399 0.6% 0.6%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 21%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 – 27
Math: 20 – 25
Composite: 21 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.3% 10.7% 2.0%
24-29 46.7% 42.7% 37.3%
18-23 44.7% 39.3% 53.3%
12-17 5.3% 7.3% 7.3%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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