Our Lady of the Lake University

Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) strives to prepare "...graduates who lead and serve with faith and wisdom to improve the world." Leadership and service are hallmarks of an OLLU education. Through innovative academic and extracurricular programs, OLLU provides students the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and values to lead in their careers and communities. Community service is incorporated into all academic programs offering students the opportunity to develop real-world experience in their major while serving the community. OLLU, founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Divine Providence, is a coeducational liberal arts and sciences institution that offers pre-professional and professional programs to its 3,300 students. The main residential campus is located in San Antonio, Texas, where undergraduate and graduate classes are offered in weekday, evening and weekend formats. The University also offers weekend degree programs in Houston (The Woodlands), and weekend, weekday and evening programs in the Texas Rio Grande Valley (La Feria). OLLU also offers a variety of online programs to students across the country and around the world.The University offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and minors, 12 masters and two doctoral programs.OLLU works closely with each family to keep private education affordable. In fact, more than 90 percent of full-time undergraduate students at OLLU receive financial assistance in the form of university scholarships and grants, and federal and state aid.Federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, OLLU has one of the highest percentages of Hispanic enrollment of all Catholic universities in the country. In addition, OLLU is consistently among the top public and private universities nationwide to award masters degrees to Hispanics.Building on its expertise in Mexican American culture, OLLUs psychology and social work programs have been recognized nationally for their expertise with Spanish speaking populations. In addition, all undergraduate students have the opportunity to earn Biliterate Certification, demonstrating reading, writing, and speaking mastery of Spanish in their chosen fields. This certification makes OLLU graduates sought after by employers that work with Hispanic clients.All undergraduate students can develop leadership expertise through the programs conducted by the Student Leadership and Development Office. The office oversees clubs and organizations and builds leadership development into the activities of each group. In addition, OLLU works with community partners to provide paid internships at such companies as Capital One, Citibank, State Farm and Rackspace. Internships benefit students by offering real-world experiences, paid stipends and networking opportunities. The University also maintains a counseling center and a speech and hearing clinic to serve area residents while providing students valuable experience working with real clients.Faculty work closely with students and serve as mentors and advisers. The 13:1 student/faculty ratio ensures personalized attention. OLLU faculty members participate in scholarly activities outside of the classroom, and enrich classes with their experiences. In addition, they offer students opportunities to participate in their research and present at conferences.Outside the classroom, students are involved in more than 50 organizations. The University competes in 13 NAIA sports. In addition, OLLU offers a full range of intramural sports. With the main campus located in San Antonio, the seventh largest city in the nation, students have access to careers in a diversified economy and world famous destinations including the Alamo, River Walk, SeaWorld of San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. OLLU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1895 Roman Catholic Semester $25.9 million 411 S.W. 24th Street, San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 434-6711
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30 100.0 Texas San Antonio 1133