St. Edward’s University (SEU) is a private university in Austin, Texas. The university was founded by Reverend Edward Sorin in 1878. It is named after patron saint Edward the Confessor and King. The university is affiliated with the Congregation of Holy Cross in Austin.
The campus is located on a hill just south of Lady Bird Lake within the Austin city limits. It is known for its white limestone buildings built in the Gothic Revival style. The university also has a satellite campus in Angers, France, in conjunction with the Catholic University of the West. Today, more than 5,300 students attend SEU.
SEU has been recognized for academic excellence by both US News and World Report and Forbes.