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Are you seeking a university with a high-quality education, a vibrant campus life, and a supportive community? If so, consider Saint Edward’s University, a Catholic university in the Holy Cross tradition in Austin, Texas.

In this article, I will give you an overview of Saint Edward’s University, its history, achievements, culture, and what makes it special. I will also provide some ways to contact and update yourself on the latest news and events from the university. As an IT management expert, I can share some insights on how Saint Edward’s prepares its students for the challenges and opportunities of the digital age.

History

Saint Edward’s University was founded in 1885 by Father Edward Sorin, CSC, the founder of the University of Notre Dame. Father Sorin envisioned a Catholic institution of higher learning that would serve the people of Texas and beyond. He named it after his patron saint, King Edward the Confessor of England.

The university started as a small boarding school for boys, offering elementary and secondary education. It became a junior college in 1925 and a four-year college in 1932. It received its university status in 1970 and began offering graduate programs in 1982.

Today, Saint Edward’s University has become a nationally ranked, diverse, and inclusive community that offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to inspire students with a global perspective. It has more than 4,500 students from 44 states and 58 countries and more than 22,000 alumni worldwide.

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Achievements

Saint Edward’s University has been recognized for its academic excellence, innovation and social impact by various national and international organizations. Some of its achievements include:

  • Being ranked among the top 10 best regional universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report for 18 consecutive years.
  • Being named one of America’s best colleges by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.
  • Being designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Being awarded the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus status for its commitment to social entrepreneurship and change-making education.
  • Being accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and various professional associations such as AACSB International, ABET, CCNE, and NASM.
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Culture

Saint Edward’s University is more than just a place to study. It is also a place to live, learn, and grow as a person. The university fosters a culture of excellence, diversity, service, and faith that reflects its Catholic identity and Holy Cross heritage.

At Saint Edward’s, you will find:

  • A student-centered approach to teaching and learning that emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration.
  • A liberal arts curriculum that integrates the humanities, sciences, and professional studies to prepare you for life and career.
  • A global outlook encourages you to explore other cultures, languages, and perspectives through study abroad, exchange programs, and international partnerships.
  • A vibrant campus life that offers more than 100 student organizations, clubs, sports teams, and leadership opportunities.
  • A supportive community that cares about your well-being, success, and happiness.
  • A spirit of service that inspires you to make a positive difference in the world through volunteerism, social justice initiatives, and civic engagement.
  • A faith tradition that respects your religious beliefs and values while inviting you to deepen your spirituality through worship, retreats, and campus ministry.

What makes it special?

Saint Edward’s University is not just another university. It is a special place offering a unique educational experience to transform your life. Here are some of the reasons why Saint Edward’s is special:

  • It is located in Austin, one of the most dynamic, diverse, and creative cities in the country. Austin is known for its live music scene, cultural festivals, outdoor activities, the tech industry, and entrepreneurial spirit. It is also home to the state capitol, several Fortune 500 companies, and many nonprofit organizations. As a student at Saint Edward’s, you will have access to all the opportunities and resources that Austin has to offer.
  • It is part of the Holy Cross network of colleges and universities worldwide. The Holy Cross network includes Notre Dame University in Indiana, Stonehill College in Massachusetts, King’s College in Pennsylvania, St. Mary’s College in Indiana, Holy Cross College in Indiana, Notre Dame Bangladesh, Notre Dame University Lebanon, and Notre Dame Australia. As a member of this network, you can connect with other students, faculty, and alumni who share your vision and values.
  • It is committed to innovation and sustainability. Saint Edward’s is constantly looking for new ways to enhance its academic programs, facilities, and services to meet the needs and expectations of its students and society. It is also dedicated to reducing its environmental impact and promoting a culture of stewardship and responsibility. Some of its initiatives include LEED-certified buildings, solar panels, electric vehicle charging stations, recycling programs, and a campus farm.

Contributing to Austin Education

Saint Edward’s University is where you can pursue your passions, discover your purpose, and achieve your potential. It is a place where you can learn from outstanding faculty, engage with diverse peers and mentors, and participate in meaningful activities and experiences. It is where you can grow as a scholar, a leader, and a global citizen.

Suppose you want to learn more about Saint Edward’s University. In that case, I invite you to visit its website at https://www.stedwards.edu/, where you can find more information about its admission requirements, academic programs, financial aid, campus tours, and events. You can also follow its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to stay updated on the latest news and stories from the university.

This article has given you a glimpse of what Saint Edward’s University is all about and why it might be the right choice for you.

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A Road Around Austin Texas Institutions: From The University of Texas at Austin to Techprocomp

The University of Texas at Austin

2515 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712, United States

  1. Get on I-35 S/US-290 W (3 min, 0.9 mi)
    1. Head east on Clyde Littlefield Dr toward S I-35 Frontage Rd (128 ft)
    2. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto S I-35 Frontage Rd (0.7 mi)
    3. Slight left to merge onto I-35 S/US-290 W toward Airport (0.1 mi)
  2. Follow I-35 S/US-290 W to S I-35 Frontage Rd. Take exit 231 from I-35 S/US-290 W (3 min, 3.0 mi)
    1. Merge onto I-35 S/US-290 W (2.8 mi)
    2. Take exit 231 toward Woodward St (0.2 mi)
  3. Take St Edwards Dr to the University (2 min, 0.7 mi)
    1. Merge onto S I-35 Frontage Rd (0.2 mi)
    2. Turn right onto St Edwards Dr (0.4 mi)
    3. Turn left onto University (66 ft)

St. Edward’s University

3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, United States

  1. Get on TX-71 W/US-290 W from University and S Congress Ave (6 min, 1.7 mi)
    1. Head west on University toward Theatre Pass (0.6 mi)
    2. Turn left onto S Congress Ave (0.7 mi)
    3. Turn right onto W Ben White Blvd/W Texas Hwy 71 Service Rd (signs for TX-71 W/U.S. 290 W) (374 ft)
    4. Slight left to merge onto TX-71 W/US-290 W (0.3 mi)
  2. Take TX-360 Loop N to N Capital of Texas Hwy. Take the exit toward RM-2222 from TX-360 Loop N (15 min, 11.6 mi)
    1. Merge onto TX-71 W/US-290 W (1.6 mi)
    2. Use the right two lanes to take the Texas Loop 360/Capital of TX Hwy exit (0.5 mi)
    3. Continue onto TX-360 Loop N (0.8 mi)
    4. Keep right to stay on TX-360 Loop N (8.5 mi)
    5. Take the exit toward RM-2222 (0.2 mi)
  3. Follow Ranch to Market 2222 W and N FM 620 to your destination (13 min, 7.2 mi)
    1. Continue onto N Capital of Texas Hwy (0.1 mi)
    2. Use the left two lanes to turn left onto Ranch to Market 2222 W (5.2 mi)
    3. Turn right onto N FM 620, pass by Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q on the right in 0.5 mi (1.0 mi)
    4. Use the middle lane to stay on N FM 620 (0.3 mi)
    5. Turn right onto Concordia University Dr (0.4 mi)
    6. Turn right onto Kilian Road (289 ft)
    7. Turn right again (154 ft)
    8. Make another right turn (16 ft)
    9. Finally, turn left, and your destination will be on the left (52 ft)

Concordia University Texas

11400 Concordia University Dr, Austin, TX 78726, United States

  1. Take Concordia University Dr to N FM 620 (2 min, 0.5 mi)
    1. Head east toward Kilian Road (52 ft)
    2. Turn right toward Kilian Road (16 ft)
    3. Turn left toward Kilian Road (154 ft)
    4. Turn left onto Kilian Road (289 ft)
    5. Turn left onto Concordia University Dr (0.5 mi)
  2. Drive along Anderson Mill Rd and US-183 Hwy S (15 min, 10.1 mi)
    1. Turn right onto N FM 620, pass by 7-Eleven on the left in 2.6 mi (2.6 mi)
    2. Turn right onto Anderson Mill Rd, pass by the church on the left in 1.9 mi (2.3 mi)
    3. Turn right onto Research Blvd, pass by Burger King on the right (1.1 mi)
    4. Use the left lane to take the US-183 S ramp (0.1 mi)
    5. Merge onto US-183 Hwy S (3.1 mi)
    6. Use the right two lanes to take the exit toward Braker Ln/Great Hills Trail (0.2 mi)
    7. Merge onto Research Blvd (0.2 mi)
    8. Sharp left to stay on Research Blvd, pass by Chick-fil-A on the right (0.3 mi)
    9. Use the right lane to stay on Research Blvd (0.2 mi)
  3. Finally, turn right, and you will reach your destination in about 5 seconds (46 ft)

Austin Telco Federal Credit Union

11149 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759, United States

  1. Get on TX-1 Loop N from Santa Cruz Dr and Duval Rd (7 min, 2.5 mi)
    1. Head southeast toward Balcones Woods Dr (430 ft)
    2. Turn right onto Balcones Woods Dr (0.2 mi)
    3. Turn left onto Santa Cruz Dr (0.7 mi)
    4. Turn right onto Duval Rd (1.2 mi)
    5. Turn left onto Mopac Service Rd (0.1 mi)
    6. Use the left lane to turn left to stay on Mopac Service Rd (348 ft)
    7. Use the left lane to merge onto TX-1 Loop N via the ramp to Farm to Market Rd 1325 (0.2 mi)
  2. Continue on TX-1 Loop N to Round Rock. Take the exit toward I-35 S from TX-1 Loop N (5 min, 5.5 mi)
    1. Merge onto TX-1 Loop N, Toll road (2.9 mi)
    2. Keep left at the fork to stay on TX-1 Loop N, Toll road (1.7 mi)
    3. Use the right two lanes to take the exit toward I-35 S, Toll road (1.0 mi)
  3. Continue on W Louis Henna Blvd to your destination (4 min, 1.2 mi)
    1. Merge onto W Louis Henna Blvd (0.9 mi)
    2. Turn left onto N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd (0.2 mi)
    3. Turn right (194 ft)
    4. Finally, turn left, and your destination will be on the right (276 ft)

Bank of America (with Drive-thru ATM)

2651 S I-35 Frontage Rd, Round Rock, TX 78664, United States

  1. Get on I-35 S from N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd (3 min, 1.2 mi)
    1. Head south toward N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd (276 ft)
    2. Turn right toward N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd (194 ft)
    3. Turn right onto N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd (0.5 mi)
    4. Turn left toward S I-35 Frontage Rd (0.1 mi)
    5. Turn left onto S I-35 Frontage Rd (308 ft)
    6. Use the left lane to take the ramp onto I-35 S (0.4 mi)
  2. Follow I-35 S to S I-35 Frontage Rd in Austin. Take exit 234C from I-35 S/US-290 W/N Interstate 35 (15 min, 15.4 mi)
    1. Merge onto I-35 S, pass by Motel 6 Austin, TX on the right in 10.1 mi (13.1 mi)
    2. Keep left at the fork to continue on I-35 S/US-290 W/N Interstate 35, follow signs for 32nd St (2.1 mi)
    3. Take exit 234C toward 12th – 11th St/State Capitol (0.2 mi)
  3. Take E 11th St to your destination (4 min, 1.1 mi)
    1. Merge onto S I-35 Frontage Rd, pass by Avis Car Rental on the right (0.1 mi)
    2. Turn left onto E 11th St (0.4 mi)
    3. Turn right to stay on E 11th St (0.4 mi)
    4. Turn right onto Chicon St (0.1 mi)
    5. Finally, turn right at E 9th St, and you will reach your destination in about 36 feet.

Huston-Tillotson University

900 Chicon St, Austin, TX 78702, United States

  1. Head east toward Chicon St (36 ft)
  2. Turn left onto Chicon St (0.4 mi)
  3. Turn right onto Rosewood Ave (0.5 mi)
  4. Turn right onto Thompson St (0.3 mi)
  5. Turn right onto Webberville Rd (459 ft)
  6. Finally, turn left onto Govalle Ave (0.2 mi)

Austin Community College Eastview Campus

3401 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702, United States

  1. Take Govalle Ave and Neal St to N Pleasant Valley Rd (2 min, 0.5 mi)
    1. Head west on Govalle Ave toward Fiesta St (0.2 mi)
    2. Turn left onto Webberville Rd (262 ft)
    3. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Neal St (0.3 mi)
    4. Turn left onto Hargrave St (223 ft)
  2. Continue on N Pleasant Valley Rd to Comal St (3 min, 1.0 mi)
    1. Turn right onto N Pleasant Valley Rd (0.5 mi)
    2. Turn left onto E 12th St (0.5 mi)
  3. Turn right onto Comal St (1 min, 0.4 mi)
  4. Continue on E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Drive to Guadalupe St (6 min, 1.3 mi)
    1. Turn left onto E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (1.0 mi)
    2. Finally, turn right onto Guadalupe St (0.3 mi)

UFCU

2244 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, United States

  1. Take W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and I-35 N to Chevy Chase Dr (13 min, 6.5 mi)
    1. Head south on Guadalupe St toward W 22nd St (0.3 mi)
    2. Turn left onto W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (0.8 mi)
    3. Turn left onto N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd (266 ft)
    4. Use the left lane to take the ramp onto I-35 N/US-290 E, and continue to follow I-35 N (3.3 mi)
    5. Take exit 240A toward US-183 S/Lockhart (0.2 mi)
    6. Merge onto N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd (0.2 mi)
    7. Use the left lane to take the I-35 ramp (0.5 mi)
    8. Keep right at the fork to continue on Exit 183 and merge onto N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd (0.4 mi)
    9. Turn left onto E Anderson Ln (0.5 mi)
    10. Turn left onto Georgian Dr/Northcrest Blvd (226 ft)
    11. Use the middle lane to turn left at the 1st cross street onto E Anderson Ln (0.2 mi)
  2. Continue on Chevy Chase Dr to your destination (42 sec, 0.1 mi)
    1. Turn right onto Chevy Chase Dr (390 ft)
    2. Turn right (148 ft)
    3. Finally, turn left, and your destination will be on the right (85 ft)

TechProComp

7600 Chevy Chase Dr suite 300, Austin, TX 78752, United States


About the author

Slobodan Krsmanovic, the CEO of TechProComp, brings over 25 years of deep-rooted experience in the IT industry. As the author driving our insightful posts, Slobodan embodies a steadfast commitment to client-centric service, fostering respectful and secure collaborations across all business scales.

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