Saint Edward's University, located in Austin, Texas, since it was established in 1878 has earned a reputation as one of the best Catholic institutions in the country. The university brings student living to a popular, young city and a pleasant location just south of Lady Bird Lake. It's campus rests upon a hill that overlooks Austin, and is surrounded by many university apartments that grant a similar view. While Saint Edward's University has enjoyed a long and fruitful tradition, it has also soared in recent years, drastically increasing its enrollment and beginning construction on several new buildings, from student housing to a new Natural Science Center. Today, enrollment has risen to nearly 5,300 students, including about 900 postgraduates, many of whom elect to rent off campus housing in Austin.
The university operates with an eclectic liberal arts curriculum, and part of its recent expansion may be due to its recent addition of several academic programs. Among its offerings, St. Edward's University now offers new undergraduate majors in bioinformatics, criminology, forensic chemistry, and entrepreneurship. New graduate programs include project management, organizational leadership and ethics, and computer information systems. In total, the university offers more than 50 majors and 11 master's degree programs. In 2011, it was ranked 21st in the nation among master's-granting universities in the West, by the U.S. News and World Report.
Off campus housing near campus gives students plenty of recreational outlets at Lady Bird Lake, which permits fishing. Meanwhile, some of the lake's adjacent parks and springs allow for swimming. In addition, a university apartment places students near a string of convenient eateries on Congress Avenue, which leads directly into the heart of Austin.
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