Moving Full Speed Ahead. Successfully.

At ϲʿ’s, we believe in living life to the fullest. We are a nationally ranked, liberal arts university in Austin, Texas — and that’s just the beginning.

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We are compassionate, creative thinkers and problem solvers, as devoted to learning as we are to improving the world.

We offer a highly personalized university experience. From start to finish, our students work one-on-one with a success coach to develop a personal roadmap for engaging fully in theirϲʿ’s education.

We are a diverse community represented by many faiths, nations and walks of life — and with partner universities across the globe. Our identity is shaped by our location in Austin — a world-class city of innovation, culture and opportunities.

We are an award-winning educational institution, recognized by our peers andorganizations likeU.S. News & World Reportfor what we offer our students — and what they accomplish with what they learn here.

Who we are is inspired by our Catholic founders, the Congregation of Holy Cross, who haveeducated students to think critically, act ethically and strive for social justice since the 1830s. We honor that mission, proudly and purposefully.

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Best University in the West by U.S. News & World Report
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Year founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross
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ϲʿ's University has been a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) for over 30 years.
Meet Our Leadership

The people of ϲʿ’s do remarkable things — a team of success coaches, academic advisors and mentorssupport students in achieving their goals. Professors and students collaborate on meaningful research. Alumni help students land life-changing internships and jobs. And the whole community contributes thousands of hours toservice each year. The following stories share our community’s impact andsuccess.

Gregory Gibson, ϲʿ's Alumni

200 Alumni Trailblazers
Generations of our graduates have used their education to make a difference and leave their mark on the world. Here, we recognize 200 public servants, educators, advocates, scientists and more from the past two decades who are making lasting impacts on our communities.

Adoree Benke

Living Their Hilltop Experience, Fully
Our 2023 Presidential Award winners made the most of their opportunities at ϲʿ’s that prepared them for careers in business, healthcare, law, social work, public policy and more. See how they created their own unique path on the hilltop and are taking on their world.

Carsten Andresen, associate professor of Criminal Justice

8 Hilltop Experts in the News
Our faculty and staff are standouts in their fields and teaching. They receive prestigious awards, write viewpoints for the media, and share research and perspectives with the public on topics they’re passionate about — all while making students their top priority.

Three students observing nature in Blunn Creek

Addresses Ecology for Urgent Times
Through the lens of climate change adaptation and mitigation,students explore data-driven solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental problem. Individual and group field expeditions locally and globally give students an opportunity to broaden their understanding with hands-on experience.