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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.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)

About

History

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.

Education

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.

Research

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.

Career

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.

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Services

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

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.

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