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St. Mary’s University is a nationally recognized master’s-level school that has been ranked among the top colleges in the West for best value and academic reputation by U.S.News & World Report

St. Mary’s University is a nationally recognized master’s-level school that has been ranked among the top colleges in the West for best value and academic reputation by U.S. News & World Report

Founded by the Society of Mary in 1852, St. Mary’s is the first Catholic university in Texas and the Southwest. With a diverse student population of nearly 4,000, St. Mary’s integrates the liberal arts with professional education and prepares graduates for exceptional leadership. Students study within the Greehey School of Business and the Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science, Engineering, and Technology. There are options for graduate-level studies as well, and St. Mary’s is home to San Antonio’s only law school.

Recognizing St. Mary’s as a strong-performing institution with a high graduation rate, the Education Trust, a nonprofit research group, has select-ed St. Mary’s as a national model for student success. Washington Monthly has ranked St. Mary’s among the top schools in the United States for service, research, and social mobility.

A place to discover your calling
St. Mary’s offers students an intimate learning environment. A student-faculty ratio of 12:1 also assures personal attention designed to help students excel in their chosen fields. Acclaimed faculty advise, nurture, and set students on a career path for success.

The Brookings Institution ranked St. Mary’s University 17th among the nation’s four-year universities for its contribution to the financial success of its graduates at mid-career. The ranking places St. Mary’s tied for first among all private and public institutions in Texas and in the same league as MIT, Stanford, and Rice. 

The Greehey School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, making St. Mary’s the only Catholic university in Texas to achieve this status. The standards of excellence and quality in educational practices at St. Mary’s are also recognized through accreditation by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, in the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology’s Computer, Electrical, and Industrial Engineering programs.

In and out of the classroom, students are prepared for lives of leadership and service to their communities. Internships in the summer or during the semester give students an ambitious advantage as they prepare for their future careers. Through the nationally acclaimed Civic Engagement and Career Development Center or academic departments, students put their academic experiences to practice and pursue internships with businesses and nonprofit organizations. St. Mary’s students have completed internships in Texas, around the country, and all over the world.

Students at St. Mary’s are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research. They conduct progressive research using critically emerging technology in fields such as bioengineering and biology.

Internationally oriented degrees and study abroad programs encourage a global consciousness on the part of both faculty and students. Study abroad programs are designed to take academic or service experiences to a new level, stretch the imagination, deepen a student’s understanding of the world that surrounds them, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

A culture where serving others is celebrated
St. Mary’s promotes a campus culture of service and change in the community. Students who live on campus become part of more than just the campus community, as organizations offer academic, political, cultural, social, and community service activities. Students also participate in 80 University-sponsored clubs and organizations or in programs such as ROTC, the Ethics Bowl, and Coffee and Politics.

As a member of NCAA Division II, St. Mary’s offers exceptional team sport opportunities. With five national championships on the field and one in the classroom, the Rattlers are part of a long winning tradition and compete in 11 varsity-level sports.

An inviting campus and ideal location
With an average temperature of 68 degrees, San Antonio, the seventh-largest city in the United States, is consistently warm and an ideal location for outdoor recreation. Students will find professional sports, numerous art museums and galleries, concert venues, theater and dance groups, amusement parks, and malls and outlets. The nearby Hill Country has clear, cool rivers for tubing and rafting, and the Travel Channel ranks South Padre Island among the best spots for spring break. Come for a visit. Stay for four years.



San Antonio:
A Major Player in Business

• Named one of America’s Coolest Cities (Forbes)
• Only city in Texas named a Globally Fluent Metro Area (Brookings Institute)
• The Nation’s Fourth-Fastest-Growing Metropolitan Area (Bloomberg Businessweek)
• Top 10 list of the Best Cities for Job-Seekers (NerdWallet)
• Ranked #3 in America’s New Tech Hot Spots (Forbes)
• Ranked #2 nationally in job gains in the financial services industry (Forbes)
• Top 10 Cities for Job Growth (Forbes)
• Ranked #3 in the list of Friendliest Cities in the United States (Condé Nast Traveler)


Greehey School of Business

• Accounting
- Accounting
- Accounting and Data Analytics
• Entrepreneurial Studies
• Finance and Risk Management
• International Business
• Management
• Marketing

Humanities and Social Sciences
• Art Education
• Criminal Justice
• Criminology
- Criminology
- Forensic Science:Criminology
• Economics
• English
- English
- English Communication Arts
• Exercise and Sport Science
• History
• International and Global Studies
• Multinational Organization Studies
• Music
• Philosophy
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Teacher Education
• Theology

Science, Engineering, and Technology
• Biochemistry
• Biology
- Biology
- Forensic Science: Biology
• Chemistry
- Chemistry
- Forensic Science: Chemistry
• Computer Science
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Science
- Computer Science/Applications Systems
• Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Management
- Engineering Science
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Software Engineering
• Environmental Science
• Mathematics
• Physics
- Applied Physics
- Physics

• Pre-allied Health*
• Pre-dental
• Pre-law
• Pre-medical
• Pre-nursing*
• Pre-pharmacy

Numerous minors
* In partnership with UTHSC-SA

• “Big Data” Accounting
• Environmental Science
• Mechanical Engineering
• Master of Cybersecurity
• Master of Jurisprudence

St. Mary’s graduates are accepted to medical and dental schools at almost 2X the national rate.

The Student-Managed Investment Portfolio course provides experience with $1 MILLION REAL DOLLARS.