St. Mary's University 1 Camino Santa MariaSan Antonio, TX 78228 +1-210-436-3011 St. Mary's Universitylogo William Joseph Chaminade St. Mary's University, Texas
The Catholic and Marianist University

Excellence in Academics Leadership Outcomes

U.S. News & World Report ranks St. Mary's University third in the west for quality and value.

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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

  • Aug 24
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 11:10 AM - Holy Rosary Church: University Ministry invites the St. Mary's campus to pray for wisdom and understanding at the Mass of the Holy Spirit. The Most Rev. Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S., Archbishop of San Antonio, will join the University community as main celebrant during this opening of school tradition. The Rev. Martin Solma, S.M., Provincial of the Marianist Province of the United States, and the Rev. John Thompson, S.M., Pastor of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, along with other priests from the Society of Mary, will concelebrate the Mass. Holy Rosary Church11:10 a.m. 11:10 a.m. and 12:35 p.m. undergraduate classes will not be held to allow for participation in the Mass. For more information, contact Denise Pacheco at or 210-436-3213.
  • Aug 25
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM - See event description for locations: Join us for our inaugural giving day and become part of the community. Show your support for the St. Mary's community and spirit by becoming a member and attending our True Blue Founders Day events.SCHEDULE OF EVENTSTrue Blue Kickoff 8 a.m., in front of St. Louis HallFounders Day Celebration 11:10 a.m., in front of St. Louis HallFun in the Café Noon to 1:30 p.m., Diamondback CaféStop by the Diamondback Café for funnel cakes and churros and meet the University Advancement staff. Sponsored by University Advancement and Aramark.True Blue Gratefulness Noon to 3 p.m., University CenterTell us why you're grateful for St. Mary's and we'll post your message outside of the University Center. Sponsored by Rattlers Give BackTrue Blue Family Fun 6 to 9 p.m., Pecan GroveJoin us for an evening of family-friendly activities, such as face painting, games, a bounce house and more. Purchase boxed meals for $5 per person. Boxed meal options will include: hamburger, hot dog, sausage wrap with chips, drink and dessertTrue Blue Night Out 9 to 11 p.m., Alkek PlazaTrue Blue events conclude with food trucks, games and live music. Don't forget to use #BeTrueBlue to show your support. Sponsored by University Advancement, Student Development and the St. Mary's University Alumni Association.
  • Aug 25
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM - The Contreras Family Terrace, The Patio: The St. Mary's University community is invited to The Pub at St. Mary's on Friday, Aug. 25 with food, music and more to celebrate the founding of the University. Brothers of the Society of Mary (Marianists) brought Catholic education to San Antonio when, in 1852, they opened St. Mary’s Institute. St. Mary’s University, an outgrowth of the brothers’ first educational undertaking, committed itself to the Marianist ideals of academic excellence, ethical commitment and service to the community.
  • Aug 28
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Law Administration Building, Atrium: The St. Mary's University School of Law will host orientation for new law student members of the William S. Sessions American Inn of Court on Aug. 28.The orientation will include introduction, presentation of the Inn of Court and a social.As the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Judge William S. Sessions enthusiastically endorsed the mission of the American Inns of Court. Formerly the San Antonio American Inn of Court, the Inn changed its name to William S. Sessions American Inn of Court in honor of the 1987 appointment of Sessions to the position of Chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. For more information, contact the Law Dean's Office at
  • Aug 31
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled All day event - Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, Law Alumni Room: The St. Mary's University School of Law and the Korean government will jointly sponsor the symposium Contemporary Legal Issues of Korea and the U.S. in a Globalizing World on Thursday, Aug. 31. The event is free and open to the public.Pre-register at www.k-lawforum.comView the full schedule. For more information, contact Robert Hu, Ph.D., Director of the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library at
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St. Mary's University actively encourages community outreach, sending hundreds of volunteers into the community each semester


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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