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Welcome to St. Mary's University - San Antonio, Texas

About St. Mary's

Ranked best in San Antonio

With a score of 99 out of 100, the Brookings Institute awarded St. Mary's the 17th-highest value-added score in the nation with respect to mid-career salary. This score is the highest in San Antonio and right behind Rice University for best in Texas.

Rich history and culture

At St. Mary's we educate the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. We openly welcome people from all faith traditions, and our Marianist tradition keeps us true to our core goals of educating for formation in faith, providing excellent education, educating in the family spirit, educating for service, justice and peace, and educating for adaptation and change.

Outside the classroom, students translate theory into action through hands-on research, real-world internships, and study and service in the local community and around the globe.

More than 70 percent of St. Mary's students volunteer for community service. More than 100 clubs and student organizations offer opportunities for St. Mary's students to plan and organize events and promote worthy causes.

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The Rattler softball team holds their NCAA Division II trophy high in celebration

Campus Events

  • Feb 24
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - University Center: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR SATURDAY, FEB. 24. See more campus visit opportunities at St. Mary's University.
  • Mar 3
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Law Classrooms Building, Room 105: St. Mary's University School of Law prospective students are invited to an open house. Students will meet with faculty and staff and learn about the various opportunities available to students in the program. Open House activities will include:Meet School of Law Dean Stephen M. Sheppard, J.S.D. and members of the law faculty and staff. Participate in a mock law school class.Take a guided tour of the beautiful St. Mary's University School of Law campus.Hear student perspectives about life as a law student.Parking is available in Lot D. RSVP today! For more information, contact Law Admissions at or 210-436-3523.
  • Mar 6
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - University Center, Conference Room A: St. Mary's University invites the St. Mary's and San Antonio community to join Community Conversations on Tuesday, March 6 as we discuss Environmental Issues and Policy: Challenges for San Antonio's Health and Growth. Amy Hardberger, Associate Dean and Professor of Law for St. Mary's School of Law will moderate the program. Panelists include Councilwoman Ana Sandoval; Elena Craft, Ph.D., Senior Health Scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund; and Douglas Melnick, Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of San Antonio. Community Conversations at St. Mary’s University is a part of the Institute for Public Administration, Politics and Public Policy, which is housed within Graduate Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. One of the primary goals of the Institute is to develop outreach programs that foster dialogue between the University, the public, government agencies and nonprofits to address important public issues. Community Conversations events are free and open to the public.
  • Mar 16
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, Greehey Arena: The Catholic Men's Conference will take place March 17 and 18 at the Bill Greehey Arena on the St. Mary's University campus. The conference welcomes men to join us for a weekend of prayer, reflection and special guest presentations.
  • Mar 21
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - University Center, Conference Room A and Foyer: The Crescent in the Scientific Age: Muslim Perceptions of Science and ReligionSalman Hameed is the Charles Taylor Chair and an Associate Professor of Integrated Science and Humanities in the School of Cognitive Science at Hampshire College, Massachusetts. He also directs the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies. His research focuses on understanding the reception of science in the Muslim world and how Muslims view the relationship between science and religion.Hameed led a four-year National Science Foundation-funded research project on the reception of biological evolution in diverse Muslim societies. He is currely leading a study to understand and analyze the discourse and participants in online Islam and science videos. National Public Radio, Public Radio International, the BBC, and the Guardian have covered his research results. Hameed runs Irtiqa, a science and religion blog with an emphasis on scientific debates taking place in the Muslim world, and hosts an online astronomy video series in Urdu and a science podcast for audiences in Pakistan.St. Mary’s University welcomes you to a free, annual lectures series featuring men and women who have shaped the Catholic intellectual tradition − a tradition at the heart of the educational enterprises at St. Mary’s University. .Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Cindy Stooksberry at
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St. Mary's student volunteers work on a Habitat for Humanity house


If you had to sum up St. Mary's in one word, that word would be community. From our campus community to the lives we touch by volunteering for service projects, St. Mary's is about a unique community. Learn more about how we serve:

Community Outreach
  • Low-cost counseling
  • Speakers for classrooms
  • Conference services
  • Summer camps
  • VITA tax assistance
  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Blood drives
  • Volunteer projects
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