Pathway Program - St. Mary's University
St. Mary's University is ranked #22 in the Regional Universities "West" Category by U.S. News and World Reports: "America's Best Colleges". St. Mary's University is located in San Antonio, Texas close to our Aston Texas school. St. Mary’s offers more than 75 programs, including doctoral and law programs. With a diverse student population of about 3,800 of all faiths and backgrounds, the student/faculty ratio of 12-to-1 permits small classes and promotes active learning. Students have interned with the White House, the Dallas Cowboys, community theatres, as well as broadcasting companies. The St. Mary's Law School has been educating lawyers since 1927. Each year, St. Mary’s University welcomes students from around the world – from Honduras to Saudi Arabia – to study in our community. Let Aston help you!
St. Mary's University Scholarships
Scholarships are available at St. Mary's and they are awarded on academic merit, which may be judged by GPA or SAT scores. Scholarships range from $7500 to $15,000 for qualified Aston students. Contact us for more information on how to apply. We are happy to help.
About the University
Founded: 1852 by four French missionaries Number of Students: 2300+ in undergrad programs Student Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1 Residence: St. Mary's has 12 residence halls on campus with meal plans available. Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges NCAA: Division II Conference Location: San Antonio, Texas Additional Ranking Information
- St. Mary's University engineering program ranks in the Top 15% in the United States - "Best Engineering Colleges.com
- "St. Mary's is one of the best in the nation" - Money Magazine, June 2016
- St. Mary's scored 99 out of 100 in a Brookings Institution study that shows how well colleges prepare students for careers. It was 17th highest score in the entire United States with respect to mid-career salary.
- St. Mary's ranked 7th in PayScale.com's 2015-2016 rankings for salary potential after graduating.
On March 23, 2015, St. Mary’s University officially became the first certified Fair Trade university in the state of Texas, and the first of our three Marianist universities to receive this status. Fair Trade is a global social movement that allows producers in developing countries to work in safe conditions, earn a living wage, improve the lives of their families, and invest in a social premium which is used to democratically determine how to improve their communities.
St. Mary’s University is a vibrant campus with many events, activities and programs for students to enjoy. "Amenities include smart classrooms; a learning commons with on-site technology assistance, a media center and a Starbucks; a natatorium and fitness center; beautiful quads, green spaces and an amphitheater; and two chapels. St. Mary's University of San Antonio also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)." - U.S. News Best Colleges Ranking The Department of Campus Recreation coordinates many programs for the St. Mary’s community, including intramural sports, wellness programs, sport clubs, informal open recreation, special events, and equipment check out.
Living on campus can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your lifetime. It’s an opportunity to meet people who will become lifelong friends, a chance to discover more about yourself and a time for new challenges. Freshmen benefit from the University’s requirement to live on campus during the first year. Local freshman students may opt to remain at home, but everyone is encouraged to seriously consider the advantages of residence life. Meal plans are available at an extra cost. St. Mary’s currently has 12 residence halls that provide students with a home away from home. Freshmen are generally assigned to Founders Hall or Dougherty Hall, unless they are a part of a special community such as the Honors Program, Marianist Leadership Program, or Science Living Community. Contact us for the current residence and meal rates.
The current campus was purchased for $1 in 1891 because the original campus was overcrowded.The first building on campus, St. Louis Hall opened in 1894. Learn more University history from the timeline on the first floor.
Good investments start with good planning. That’s why we offer tools to help you and your family understand the smartest options for paying for your education. Visit the St. Mary's Admission page to learn more about their current tuition.
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Last updated February 8, 2018