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St. Mary's University

It only takes one degree of change to make a world of difference. It only takes one University to make learners for life. It only takes one educator to begin this journey.St. Mary’s University is the one place for all people and beliefs to gather at one table for the common good.

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.

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

Services

Student services

The Center for Catholic Studies at St. Mary’s University encourages faculty, staff and students to explore the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and its impact on knowledge, culture and faith.

Housing services

St. Mary’s University is home to 13 residence halls that provide a wide variety of communities. Students may be eligible to choose from several halls, depending on their age, major and classification. Each hall serves a different type of community and provides a variety of programs and spaces to relax, study and play. Amenities in The Village at St. Mary’s like the outdoor pool, sand volleyball court, hammock garden, grills and fire pits are available to all residents for use.

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 Student Accessibility Services, Military and Veteran Services and International Student and Scholar Services
  • In addition to strong academics, we provide a range of services such as career counseling, psychological counseling and test proctoring.

Student Life

Campus life

Living on campus can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. It’s an opportunity to meet people who may become long-lasting friends and a chance to discover more about yourself. It’s a time for new challenges, new friends and new experiences. The community in each residence hall is one that students will cherish during their college experience. Furthermore, living on campus in a supportive educational environment is an excellent way to make the major transition to college easier.

Sports facilities

St. Mary’s University is home to Rattler Athletics, a proud member of NCAA Division II sports and the Lone Star Conference, and home to the first-of-its-kind varsity Esports program in San Antonio.

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.

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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