St. Mary’s University is a Catholic and Marianist liberal arts institution located on 135 acres northwest of Downtown San Antonio, Texas
St. Mary’s University is a nationally recognized master’s level school ranked among the top colleges in the west for best value and academic reputation by U.S. News and World Report. In 2010, St. Mary’s was named by Washington Monthly as first in the nation in the category of Master’s Universities for promoting an ethic of service to country; fostering scientific and humanistic research; and performing as an engine of social mobility.
Founded by the Society of Mary (Marianists) in 1852, St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic university in Texas and the American Southwest. With a diverse student population of nearly 4,000, St. Mary’s is home to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; the School of Science, Engineering and Technology; the Bill Greehey School of Business; and the St. Mary’s University School of Law.
St. Mary’s offers more than 75 academic programs, in addition to pre-professional programs in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health, and law. St. Mary’s graduate studies offer 19 master’s programs and 2 Ph.D. programs. A student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1 assures personal attention designed to help students excel in their chosen fields. St. Mary’s has some 200 full-time faculty members, 94 percent of whom hold doctorate or terminal degrees.
St. Mary’s University integrates liberal arts and professional studies in each student’s degree. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest school at the University.
St. Mary’s is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the Bill Greehey School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, [Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business], making St. Mary’s the only Catholic university in Texas to achieve this status. Electrical and industrial engineering programs in the School of Science, Engineering and Technology are recognized through accreditation by ABET [Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology].