Schreiner University is a small, 4-year, private, liberal arts college. It is located in a large town with a rural setting in Kerrville, TX. Schreiner University is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is home to 1,257 undergraduate students. The makeup of the student body is 48 percent White, 43 percent Hispanic, 4 percent Black, 2 percent Two or more races and 57 percent are female.
Kerrville is a city in, and the county seat of Kerr County, Texas. The population of Kerrville was estimated to be 23,754 in 2019. The rural setting is perfect for anyone who enjoys being outdoors.
The university is named after the Texas Ranger and “Father of the Hill Country” who provided the original land and endowment for the school in 1923, Captain Charles Schreiner. Together with the Presbytery of Western Texas, Schreiner Institute become a reality. Originally, the school provided high school and junior college degrees and military training.
By 1971 the military training was discontinued, and the school became fully coeducational. In 1973, Schreiner phased out its high school and strengthened its college curricula. In 1981, the college became a four-year institution, graduating its first baccalaureate class three years later. Only a decade later, Schreiner College was listed as one of the top regional liberal arts colleges in the western United States by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges Guide. In February 2001, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name from Schreiner College to Schreiner University.
More than any other major, student are drawn to this university by the Health Professions programs. One third of the students are involved in Health Studies. Business/Marketing is the chosen major for 19 percent of the students and other popular majors are Biology, Psychology, Visual and Performing Arts, Parks & Rec and Education
Most every student who wants to earn a degree from Schreiner University is given the opportunity to do so as they have a 93 percent acceptance rate. The typical applicant has an SAT score of 920-1110 or an ACT score of 17-23. The student-faculty ratio is 14:1 and 64 percent of freshman students return for sophomore year.
Schreiner University makes available more than 30 student organizations along with Campus Ministry, the Student Government Association as well as fraternities and sororities. They participate in Division III sports with 17 NCAA teams and three varsity teams that include Equestrian, Rifle and Shotgun. The cost to attend Schreiner University is $44,192. That cost is offset by an average financial aid package of $21,261.
If any of what you read above sounds interesting to you, contact Jacob Collazo at 830-792-7399 or JCollazo@schreiner.edu. He can get you the additional information you need to make an informed decision about whether Schreiner University is a good fit for you.