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 19
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Flex Field: Continuing the Heritage Day of Service Event (CTH) is a University-wide service project that takes place at the beginning of the fall semester and during Lent as part of "40 Days of Service." The event is sponsored and organized by the Civic Engagement Center and the Marianist Leadership Program. Traditionally, more than 700 St. Mary’s volunteers come together to give more than 3,000 hours of service in the community.Each year, students, faculty, staff and alumni come out in droves to volunteer for community projects around San Antonio. They lend their time and talent to paint houses for the elderly in the St. Mary’s neighborhood area, work in community gardens, serve food to the homeless at Haven for Hope, paint playgrounds at Head Start locations, remove graffiti and more.Since 2003, nearly 7,500 volunteers have offered approximately 41,000 hours to organizations providing much-needed service throughout San Antonio.Registration is now open Registration will be open through 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18.Previous partners have included Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Guadalupe Home, Catholic Charities, Roy Maas Alternative Thrift Store, Grace Place for Alzheimers, St. Mary’s Legal and Social Justice Center, Root of Change Community Garden, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, and many more.
  • Aug 19
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - University Center, Conference Room D: Experience St. Mary's University for yourself by joining us for a student-led campus tour and an information session with one of our admission counselors. Our Saturday Campus Visits are available once a month at 10:30 a.m on select days. You will start your morning with an admission presentation that is followed by a one-hour walking campus tour during which you will be visiting academic facilities, residence halls, student centers, dining venues and athletics facilities.Schedule of events10:15 a.m.-Check-in at the University Center10:30 to 11 a.m.-Admission Presentation11 a.m. to noon-Campus TourAdditional sessions Sept. 30, 2017Nov. 18, 2017Jan. 20, 2018Feb.24, 2018May 19, 2018Learn more about admission to St. Mary's University.
  • Aug 21
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled All day event: Fall 2017 classes for the School of Law will begin on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.For more information, please contact the Law Admissions Office at or 210-436-3523.
  • 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 Garcia-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 first annual giving day and become part of the True Blue community. Show you support for the St. Mary's community and spirit, and join us by becoming a member and attend 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 a funnel cakes and churros and meet the University Advancement staff. Sponsored by University Advancement and AramarkTrue 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, fames, a bounce and more. Purchase boxed meals for $5 per person. Boxed lunch 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.
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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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