ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY

St. Mary’s University, founded in 1852 by Marianist brothers and priests, is the first institution of higher learning in San Antonio and the oldest Catholic university in Texas and the Southwest. Personal attention and powerful academic programs have made St. Mary’s, located on 135 acres northwest of downtown San Antonio, a nationally recognized liberal arts institution. With a diverse student population of nearly 4,000 of all faiths and backgrounds, St. Mary’s is home to five schools: Humanities and Social Sciences, Bill Greehey School of Business, Science, Engineering and Technology, Graduate, and Law.

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St. Mary’s has 192 full-time faculty members. St. Mary’s has approximately 70 undergraduate and graduate majors and offers over 120 degree programs, which include two doctoral and two law programs. The student/faculty ratio of 13-to-1 permits small classes and promotes active learning.

St. Mary’s University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence.

FAST FACTS

  • 13-to-1 student to teacher ratio
  • Ranked fourth in the West region for best value and quality by U.S. News & World Report
  • University-wide, 92 percent of professors hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in their field
  • Study abroad, undergraduate research and internship opportunities

WHY CHOOSE ST MARY’S? JUST SOME OF THE GOOD REASONS TO STUDY AT ST MARY’S:

The Best of Both Worlds

St Mary’s is a modern, friendly university college offering the best of both worlds: with just under 4,000 students it’s easy to feel at home quickly, but we’re big enough to offer you all the challenges and excitement of a full and rewarding student life.

Beautiful Campus

The buildings are steeped in history, being set in the grounds of the original Strawberry Hill mansion, a world famous example of the Gothic Revival style.
The leafy, self-contained campus also includes modern and well-resourced teaching blocks, accommodation, Learning Resources Centre and sport facilities. Why not take a virtual tour or come to one of our open events.

Location

We are located in a pleasant part of South West London where a green space is never very far away. At the same time you have all the advantages of the busy towns of Kingston and Richmond close by, and central London is only 30 minutes by train.

Student Life

Our active Students’ Union (SU) and location mean we can offer you an exciting social life both on and off campus. The SU organises all kinds of entertainment, from weekly events through to annual major occasions like Freshers’ Week and our Summer Ball. You can easily travel into London or to towns like Kingston and Richmond for cinema, clubs and theatres

Quality

Recent results show that up to 52% of undergraduate students achieve a 2:1 or First Class Honours degree.
Our experienced and dedicated lecturers, many of whom are respected international scholars, are committed to their subject and to teaching. With good staff/student ratios they get to know you very well.

“Best for Jobs”

We are able to offer you work experience modules through the Centre for Workplace Learning and an excellent Careers Service to help you achieve your goals. We were proud to be ranked highly in league tables, with over 96% of graduates in employment or postgraduate study within six months of graduating.

Academics at St. Mary’s University

St. Mary’s University has undergraduate degrees in more than 40 areas. In addition to undergraduate work, the University has a robust graduate school and law school. With a 13-to-1 student to teacher ratio, every student gets the personal attention needed to excel.

Bill Greehey School of Business

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Bill Greehey School of Business offers innovative programs designed to prepare students for real-world leadership and lifelong achievement. In addition to undergraduate programs and ample internship opportunities, the school offers a one-year/full-time MBA program, five-year combined Bachelor and Master of Business Administration and a joint JD/MBA program.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

The largest school at St. Mary’s, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a wide range of degree tracks with innovative programs. A core curriculum in the arts, humanities, and social sciences is central to a holistic education experience, and with internationally oriented degrees and study-abroad programs, the School encourages ethical leadership and a global consciousness.

School of Science, Engineering and Technology

Mixing service with academics, the School of Science, Engineering and Technology prepares young minds to create the future of technology. Students benefit from the knowledge of their professors, all of whom have higher degrees.

Graduate School

The St. Mary’s University Graduate School is dedicated to the education of professionals who will become the leaders and managers of industry, the public sector, and in their communities.

School of Law

The St. Mary’s School of Law is the only private, co-educational Catholic law school in the state of Texas. In addition to the J.D. program, the School of Law offers seven joint programs. Clinical law education and study abroad opportunities give students a well-rounded legal education.

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