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St. Mary's University

With a score of 99 out of 100, the Brookings Institute awarded St. Mary's the 17th-highest value-added score in the nation with respect to mid-career salary. This score is the highest in San Antonio and right behind Rice University for best in Texas.



Brothers of the Society of Mary (Marianists) brought Catholic education to San Antonio when, in 1852, they opened St. Mary’s Institute. St. Mary’s University, an outgrowth of the brothers’ first educational undertaking, committed itself  to the Marianist ideals of academic excellence, ethical commitment and service to the community.


With a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1, St. Mary's faculty work closely with students to help them develop a plan for success not only in academics but in their lives. Browse faculty profiles below to learn more about their educational background and personal interests, or see the employee directory to find individual offices and campus mailboxes.


At St. Mary's we educate the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. We openly welcome people from all faith traditions, and our Marianist tradition keeps us true to our core goals of educating for formation in faith, providing excellent education, educating in the family spirit, educating for service, justice and peace, and educating for adaptation and change.More than 70 percent of St. Mary's students volunteer for community service. More than 100 clubs and student organizations offer opportunities for St. Mary's students to plan and organize events and promote worthy causes.


STRIVE Career Center at St. Mary’s University — Successful, Transformative Results from Innovative Vocational Experiences — engages campus and community partners to provide vocational and experiential education opportunities for our students.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

Throughout your studies at St. Mary’s University, we are here to answer your questions about immigration issues, host cultural and social events, and refer you to the appropriate campus and government offices when your need is outside our support. Beyond our technical services, we want to get to know you and ensure that your experience at St. Mary’s is a positive one.

Housing services

Personal attention is the first phrase many students use to describe what they love about St. Mary’s. Students say the campus atmosphere of collaboration and community makes it easier to tackle all aspects of college life.

Library services

The primary function of the Blume Library is to meet the information resource and service needs of the total University population as they relate to the curriculum of the University. The mission of the University is stated in full in the University catalog and includes goals of teaching, scholarly research, and service to the community. Library resources and services support these goals.

Medical services

The Student Health Center serves a variety of medical needs, from physicals and annual exams to walk-in care for illnesses and injuries.

We also provide Disability Support Services, Military and Veteran Services, and International Student and Scholar Services to uphold the equal opportunity to learn.

Student Life

Campus life

Campus Recreation offers plenty of ways to stay in shape during your college experience with several facilities including a rock-climbing wall, an indoor track, an indoor pool, racquetball courts, basketball/volleyball courts, outdoor tennis courts, and more.

Sports facilities

Join an intramural team with friends, classmates or your favorite professors; workout with the community at one of our fitness or aquatics classes; or exercise in our newly renovated cardio and weight room.


Accreditation is a status awarded to an educational institution or a program that has been found to meet or exceed stated standards of excellence and quality in educational practices. St. Mary’s University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees.

Student Reviews

My Home Away From Home :)
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

St. Mary's University is a great school. It is small and has an awesome community full of friends and faculty that are with you through it all. Everyone is friendly and helpful and the open atmosphere provides a sturdy foundation for learning and exploring. The only downside is that since the school is not well known for its Music Program, I feel I should have gone to a...

Student-Athlete Experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Professors and mentors alike shared a desire to help students learn about the field of study and pushed them to understand how it relates to real-life situations. I was happy to be involved with a program where I had professors that took an interest in my success as a student-athlete. They taught me the value of time management skills and how to use my time wisely to make...

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