Join us for a day touring just a few of the incredible universities of San Antonio, Texas.
San Antonio is home to both public and private colleges and universities that include a renowned research institution, prestigious private and public institutions, and some of the best Hispanic and minority serving institutions in the country. This tour will take you to visit four diverse and distinctive campuses and introduce you to academic programs and services that help to mold future leaders, workers and innovators.
Tour Schedule – Order of Campus Visits
· The University of Texas at San Antonio (Breakfast)
· St. Mary’s University
· Trinity University (Lunch)
· Texas A&M University – San Antonio
The campus tours will kick off with breakfast stop and tour at the University of Texas at San Antonio. By mid-morning, the group will visit St. Mary's University and reach Trinity University by lunch time. The final campus tours stop will be at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, the newest institution of higher education in the city.
Each campus will highlight different aspect of the higher education landscape.
Whether your interest lies in touring historic academic facilities, centers of innovation, services for special populations or campus life facilities, this tour will exceed your expectations.
The University of Texas at San Antonio
UTSA is the largest university in the San Antonio region and has a currently has almost 29,000 students. Founded by the Texas legislature in 1969, UTSA is “dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service” and is ranked first in the nation in awarding degrees to Hispanic students, according to The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine. UTSA has three campuses, 162 degree programs, 13,383 faculty and is well on its way to becoming a tier one research university.
St. Mary’s University
As a Catholic Marianist University founded in 1852, St. Mary’s fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence. Currently serving 2300 undergraduate students, St. Mary’s offers more than 75 programs, including doctoral and law programs. The student/faculty ratio of 12-to-1 permits small classes and promotes active learning.
Trinity University is located in the heart of San Antonio, Texas, approximately three miles north of downtown. The Trinity Pathways curriculum blends the liberal arts and sciences with business and pre-professional programs, enriching students’ writing, speaking, and problem-solving skills. Trinity is also home to the Center for the Sciences and Innovation (CSI), a five-story building designed to encourage interdisciplinary research and productive collisions among students, faculty, and other members of the Trinity community. At nearly 280,000 square feet, CSI houses 43 research labs and 24 teaching labs, as well as an engineering studio, greenhouse, green roof, and vivarium. In CSI and across the Trinity campus, the University equips 2,400 students through experiential learning, undergraduate research, and international engagement, preparing them to be global stewards for change
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Texas A&M University- San Antonio is the first four-year institution of higher education located in the historically underserved South San Antonio. With an inaugural freshman class of over 500 students, Texas A&M-San Antonio provides affordable higher education opportunities to students from over 76 counties in the Texas. To date, A&M-San Antonio has graduated over 7,000 students who are career-ready in a variety of in-demand fields such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology. Currently serving nearly 5,500 students, the student body is 63% female and 70% Hispanic, and approximately 64% of students are the first in their family to attend college.
During the tours we will engage in discussion about the variety of educational opportunities and the challenges and advantages of each educational structure. We will also receive an overview of the educational opportunities associated with the community college experience. The tour will provide us with the opportunity to understand the various institutional categories. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.