St. Mary's University, Texas

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St. Mary’s University is a Catholic and Marianist liberal arts institution located on 135 acres (0.55 km2) northwest of downtown San Antonio. St. Mary’s 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.[2]

Founded by the Society of Mary (Marianists) in 1852, St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic university in Texas and the southwest. With a diverse student population of nearly 4,000, St. Mary’s is home to five schools: Humanities and Social Sciences; Science, Engineering and Technology; Bill Greehey School of Business; Graduate; and Law.

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History

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 (0.55 km2) 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 Programs

St. Mary’s offers 44 academic programs, in addition to pre-professional programs in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health, and law. St. Mary's Graduate School offers 24 master's programs and 2 Ph.D. programs. A student-faculty ratio of 13 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 plan to develop creativity, analytical skills and an understanding of the human condition. Learning is enhanced through the use of notebook computers—complete with software and technical support—which connect students on campus and with the world with wireless connectivity featured virtually all over campus The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the largest school at the University, is the hallmark of the University with successful programs that improve creativity, analytical skills and an understanding of the human condition. The school has a long history of offering service-learning courses to strengthen academic development and producing ethical leaders in education and public service, as well as other fields.

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].

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