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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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Rattler softball team holding their NCAA Division II trophy

Campus Events

  • Mar 25
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 1:45 PM to 5:00 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 as well as learn about the various opportunities available as a student within the program. Open House activities:Meet School of Law Dean Stephen M. Sheppard and members of the law school faculty and staffParticipate in a mock law school classTake 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.For more information, please contact the Law Admissions Office at 210-436-3523 or
  • Mar 27
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM - See event description for event locations: Join us for events during Homecoming Week (March 27-April 1). SCHEDULE OF EVENTSMONDAY, MARCH 27Gold and Blue Window Decoration ContestHomecoming Trivia Night8 to 9:30 p.m.The Pub at St. Mary'sTUESDAY, MARCH 28Golf Cart Parade and Fang Fest3:30 to 5 p.m.Alkek PlazaRattler Baseball vs. Our Lady of the Lake6 p.m.Dickson StadiumWEDNESDAY, MARCH 293 O'clock Prayer3 p.m.Barrett Memorial Bell TowerBattle of the Bands7 to 10 p.m.University Center, Conference Room ATHURSDAY, MARCH 30Rattler Spirit ThursdayStM(You) True Blue DayNoon Thursday to noon Friday, March 31Show you support of St. Mary's by giving to the annual fund at Vegas Street Performers9 to 11 p.m.The Pub at St. Mary'sFRIDAY, MARCH 31Gold and Blue Quad, and Homecoming Prayer11:10 a.m.The QuadRattler Class Ring Ceremony 6 to 7 p.m.Alkek PlazaIf you have purchased a graduation ring, please RSVP to the ceremony at, APRIL 1LeaderShape 11th Anniversary Reunion and Rattler Awakening 21st Anniversary Reunion1 to 3 p.m.The Pub at St. Mary's, the Contreras Family Terrace and the Contreras Student LoungeMarianist Bicentennial Homecoming Mass4:30 p.m.Bill Greehey ArenaHomecoming Oyster Bake (Baby Bake)6 p.m.Pecan GroveHomecoming Court and Spirit Award Presentation7 p.m.Pecan Grove
  • Mar 28
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Treadaway Recital Hall: Join us for a evening of music as our vocal majors and non vocal majors perform selections from different genres. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Mar 29
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - University Center Conference Room A: The St. Mary's University community is invited to the annual Battle of the Bands on Wednesday, March 29. Help kick start the Fiesta celebrations on campus.This year's event will feature casino tables as a part of Homecoming Week Snake Eyes: A Vegas Extravaganza.Bands who want to participate must register by Friday, March 24, 2017 by 5 p.m. Register Now Come out and watch bands made up of St. Mary's students compete to win a spot to perform on the Mix 96.1 stage during Fiesta Oyster Bake. Sponsored by the University Programming Council (UPC), this event also gives Registered Student Organizations an opportunity to raise funds for their organizations. It is a great experience for everyone to come out and have some pre-Fiesta fun.For more information, contact the University Programming Council (UPC) at or 210-436-3994.Click +Add below and select 'Download iCal' to add this event to your Outlook calendar.
  • Mar 30
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Graduate Center for Excellence: Prospective graduate students are invited to join members of the St. Mary’s community to explore the opportunities St. Mary’s University offers to further your academic and occupational goals at the graduate (master’s or doctoral) level. Prospective graduate students will have the opportunity to meet with St. Mary’s University program directors, faculty, staff and current graduate students to gain a better understanding of the admission requirements, application process, and financial aid options. Register Today View Our Graduate Programs
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St. Mary's students build a house on Continuing the Heritage service day


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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