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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

  • Sep 20
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 11:30 AM - University Center: "The Gift of a Song"Kevin HeiderHeider, an award-winning folk.rock musician and composer, will explore the depth and meaning of the human spiritual journey through music. With five albums to his credit, including his recent, acclaimed double album, The Spark, Heider's work has appeared in film documentaries, theatrical productions and on television shows. His performances at St. Mary's will conclude the 2017 Catholic Intellectual Tradition Lecture Series, themed The Art of Faith.Kevin Heider will give two performances during his visit to St. Mary's, both in the University Center.Wednesday, Sept. 2011:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.University Center, Atrium7 p.m.University Center, Conference Room ASt. 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. The theme for the 2017 series of four lectures -- The Art of Faith, and will feature speakers from various faith traditions.Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Cindy Stooksberry at
  • Sep 22
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled All day event - Tecaboca, Mountain Home, TX: University Ministry invites all students to take time for prayer, fellowship and reflection at Rattler Awakening XXIII. This retreat will be held the weekend of Sept. 22-24, departing that Friday around 3:30pm and coming back to campus on Sunday by 3:00pm. This Cursillo-based retreat is implemented for and by the students of St. Mary's. Participants are invited to take time to consider a commitment to a life of faith and how we are called to integrate our faith in all we do. The retreat will be held at Tecaboca Marianist Center for Spiritual Renewal in Moutan Home, TX.Registration is now closed.For additional information, contact University Ministry at 210-436-3213.
  • Sep 27
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled All day event - University Center, Second Floor: The St. Mary's University School of Law will host the Conference on Justice and Social Concerns, whose topic is Religious Freedom, on Sept. 27 and 28.Wednesday, Sept. 279:20 a.m., Invocation9:25 a.m., Religious Freedom in Higher Education: Religious Expression at a Catholic University 10:20 a.m., Student Panel: Religious Life on Campus11:20 a.m., Community Panel: Religious Freedom in South Texas 2:30 p.m., Rosenfield Lecture: Religious Freedom in the Courts 4:15 p.m., Student Open Forum7 p.m., Lin Great Speakers Series Keynote Presentation Religious Freedom and the Universality of Human Rights: A Modernist Islamic PerspectiveThursday, Sept. 289:45 a.m., Judicial Panel: Faith, Religion and the Legal Profession 2:30 p.m., Lecture: Religious Freedom in an Era of Polarization 4:15 p.m., Student Open Forum7 p.m. Lin Great Speakers Series Keynote Presentation Constitutional Structures, Civic Virtue, and Political CultureThis program is meant to invoke dialogue and even debate, recognizing the value of critical thinking and healthy tension. The value of a Catholic, liberal arts education is to learn to engage, to think critically and creatively, to dialogue well, and to do so from a place of compassion and respect, rooted in love for one another and a desire to be agents of positive change in our world.For more information, please contact Greg Zlotnick at
  • Sep 27
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 7:00 PM - University Center, Conference Room A: Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im (from Sudan) is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory Law, associated professor in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, and Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion of Emory University. An internationally recognized scholar of Islam and human rights and human rights in cross-cultural perspectives, Professor An-Na'im teaches courses in international law, comparative law, human rights, and Islamic law. His research interests include constitutionalism in Islamic and African countries, secularism, and Islam and politics.The Lin Great Speakers Series will be held in conjunction with the Conference on Justice and Social Concerns: Religious Freedom. A reception will follow immediately after the lecture.On-campus parking is available in Lot D near the NW 36th Street campus entrance and Lot H, near the Culebra Road entrance.
  • Sep 28
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM - Pearl Stables: The Meadows Center for Entrepreneurial Studies will host the Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series on Thursday, Sept. 28.Guest SpeakerBryant Ambelang, President and CEO of NatureSweet Brands LTD.Bryant Ambelang is the president and chief executive officer of NatureSweet Brands LTD., the largest greenhouse producer of tomatoes in the world. Operating seven facilities, six in Mexico and one in the U.S., NatureSweet is focused on “Being the groundbreaking leader of the fresh tomato industry driven through unleashing the power of people." Bryant started his career in the consumer-packaged goods industry holding various positions at Kellogg’s and Pace Foods prior to joining NatureSweet. Bryant is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas and holds an MBA from the University of Denver. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS7 a.m., Registration, Networking and Breakfast8 to 9 a.m.,ProgramThe purpose of the Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series is for the promotion of student scholarships and the continued support and encouragement of entrepreneurial activities in San Antonio and the region.For further information, please contact Pamela A. Duffy, at 210-436-3124 or
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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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