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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 1,335
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $14,106 PER SEM.
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $14,106 PER SEM.
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 91
Median SAT/ACT 910/19
% of African American Students 8
% of Asian American Students 2
% of Hispanic Students 76
% of International Students 0
Student/Teacher Ratio 10:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 94
% of Male/% of Female Students 30/70
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 56
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 26
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 38
% of Freshmen Who Return 56
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 13.5

Our Lady of the Lake University

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411 S.W. 24th St., San Antonio, TX 78207




210-431-3961 or 800-436-6558







  • OLLU’s undergraduate programs include business, pre-med, arts and sciences, psychology, communications disorders, cyber security, criminal justice, kinesiology, social work, and education.
  • OLLU is tops among local universities and number 10 in the West for economic diversity, and number 33 in the West for campus ethnic diversity.
  • U.S. News and World Report ranks OLLU among private universities whose students graduate with the least amount of average debt; 38th in the West for providing need-based aid to students.
  • OLLU was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive year.

FRENCH-INSPIRED BUILDINGS OVERLOOK peaceful Lake Elmendorf on Our Lady of the Lake University’s 52-acre main residential campus in San Antonio. Founded in 1895 as a private Catholic school, the university’s two additional campus locations in Houston and the Rio Grande Valley serve adult students at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels.

OLLU offers small classes, individualized learning opportunities, and connections to meaningful service and internship experiences. Undergraduates choose from more than 33 majors; however, having recognized the need for students to become global citizens, OLLU provides a dual-language emphasis in all undergraduate majors by offering some classes in both English and Spanish.

OLLU’s new $15 million residence hall will feature apartment style living overlooking the newly upgraded Lake Elmendorf Park. Units feature full kitchens and living and dining space, and residents will have access to a fitness and yoga center, study lounges, meeting rooms, and a lakeside picnic area.

OLLU’s emphasis on leadership is supported by the Student Leadership and Development Office that incorporates leadership development into all campus clubs and organizations. Students show school spirit as part of the Blue Nation, a group that supports OLLU’s 13 athletic teams that compete in men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, track and field, and soccer; women’s softball and volleyball; and men’s baseball, golf, and tennis.

In 1942, OLLU opened the state’s first school of social work. Today students honor the school’s service-oriented foundations through volunteer opportunities. All undergraduates complete at least one service-learning course tied to their majors prior to graduation.

Spirit Day, during OLLU Pride Week, offers live music and other celebrations. Downtown, just three miles away, attracts students to Spurs games and some of the best Tex-Mex food in Texas.

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