These schools are similar to Saint Edward's University in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
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During my time here at St. Edwards, my academic has been good, and sometimes great. The professors do respectfully answer back to emails quickly, there are plenty of office hours, they will show you sources you can use to study outside of class, are happy for all open participation, respect student identity, and so far in the Psychology department, everyone is nice and understanding. I cannot speak for honors classes as I am not in them. When looking into a professor, always use rate my professor or ask an upperclassman, and this is for any institution. If you are looking to expand on a research opportunity, don't be afraid to ask your professor. The tuition here is high, but so far, each person I have met has been given a scholarship by St. Edwards. Classes are around 10-15 or so students per class, so the professor can answer any questions one on one or as a group. There are mission marker classes such as a religion course, social justice course, and creativity course that you must take in order to graduate. They are very interesting to take and build knowledge on great skills, but in the end, they are extra classes that are mandatory and could have just classes pertaining closely to your major instead. Register for classes goes by how many credit hours you have accumulated. St. Edwards is not a big campus, and neither is it a party campus, tailgate campus, but students do engage with each other plenty. The institution makes sure students of all backgrounds have a sense of inclusivity and if they wish would make aware of a topic of interest then they can. The institution is updated on current news and is working to truly better itself every day. Clubs on campus tend to vanish, as student engagement is not high in all areas around campus, but effort is being put in to help that. Club sports are always working hard to build a great team. Black representation here is drastically low, but there is a black student association that is an amazing group to be a part of. Mental health awareness is a large topic on campus, so don't ever feel like you have to shut down in front of others. The campus is quiet and has plenty of on-campus jobs that pay minimum wage. The view on top of the hill is so beautiful and we are right near the city of Austin, with ladybird lake 2 miles down the road. If you love nature, the campus is beautiful and there are always flowers blooming no matter the season. Campus administration is very helpful and understanding of each individual circumstances, constantly checking to make sure each student is comfortable. The only major problem here is the cost of attendance and the growing tension of majors being dropped due to unsuspected budget cuts, which St. Edwards is working on. With an institution, you choose to go to always have a backup school, do your research, and ask current students for their opinion on the institution. Dorms are great, and there are updated videos on the school website to see what they look like, and the housing process has pictures and roommate descriptions which are VERY helpful. if you are thinking of bringing your car, a regular parking pass will ask u to keep your car in the parking garage on the far end of campus for 140 a semester. Then parking pass prices will go up depending on where you wish to keep your car on campus. Do not try to park your car on campus without a pass, as UPD is always checking, and you will be fined. There is a small convenience store on campus, a gym, a bookstore, and a cafe. You do have to pay for printing after the first initial 10 free dollars given. Campus washing machines and dryers are free to use, at no charge. The dining hall has its good days and off days. Along with dining hall dollars you also get topper tender, which is a small extra set of money that can be used at some locations on campus and on Grubhub, but most locations are difficult to take it as the process of using it is "stressful" and a bit long, but you just have to be persistent. facilities here are always clean, and maintenance works hard literally every day all around the clock to keep it that way. You will always see them in their john deer gold carts around campus, so be nice and say hello and ask how they are doing. PERFECT PICNIC AND OUTDOORS campus, plus city living.
Everyone seems interesting, and on further investigation, it's true. No shallow individuals. Everyone is caring and deep thoughts roam free.
That I wasn't able to go for more years.
I loved how personable everyone was. It really did feel like being a part of a family. Everyone from admissions to professors is all rooting and pushing you to success.
When I was there, I didn't like the amount of construction that was happening. This may have changed since I was there.
I like the small class size, it feels like your professors really get to know you
because the campus is so small it can be a little isolating