Austin, the "Live Music Capital of the World" and #1 "College Town in the US"

Austin is a big city with a small-town feel. It's relaxed yet bustling, rich in tradition yet eclectic. You'll find a lot of everything — natural beauty, vibrant nightlife, big business and a casual atmosphere.

See for yourself the great adventures Austin has to offer in this quick city snapshot.

Hear Presidential Award winners share how St. Edward's prepared them to take on their world.

Campus is only a mile away from South Congress, an iconic spot for food and live music.

Quick Facts


U.S. News & World Report 2023 named Austin A Best Place to Live in America.


In 2023, Austin was named the #1 Best College Town in the US and in 2023, WalletHub named Austin A Top 10 City to Start Your Career.


In 2023, Austin was named the #2 Hottest Job Market in the U.S. by 《365bet足球比分》.


Vivian Phillips distributes magazines


Kevin Wierzbowski, 22岁 shows us what a weekend attending the Austin City Limits (ACL) Festival at Zilker Park is like. 看看他的反思和照片 来自音乐节. 同学们也很期待 SXSW, the 奥斯汀电影节 and other big annual events held in Austin. 



Students at St. 爱德华的爱人奥斯汀. Located just 3 miles from the center of downtown, 通常都是小事, sometimes wacky details that help them feel like they could make this city their home. 学生分享一些怪癖 他们说让这座城市变得如此伟大.


Career Connections 

Austin is a hub for talent and innovation. And Hilltoppers have  an added advantage: St. Edward’s has built strong partnerships with some of Austin’s largest businesses and organizations. 这里有7种方法 the university and the city are connected. 


Tell anyone outside of the capital area you go to school in Austin, and they will surely envy you. Read about how Hilltoppers make the most of one of America’s best cities to live in.