OLLU Offers More Than a Degree

OLLU welcomes transfer students from two- and four-year institutions and from the armed forces. Challenging academics, faculty who become trusted advisers and mentors, and a general education curriculum that was streamlined to reduce your time to a degree are the hallmarks of the OLLU transfer experience. We look forward to the diversity of thought and experience that transfer students bring to the classroom, residence halls and student organizations. The OLLU community supports you whether you are with us for a year or longer.

Our commitment to community service and our long-lasting dedication to social justice give you an overall experience that will shape you, your career and your community to make the world a better place. For 125 years, OLLU has created powerful social change through programs that respond to the needs of the times. Become part of this change. Become a Saint!

#1 for affordable tuition among San Antonio private universities

70+ Majors and Minors

Programs Include

  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Biology
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Pathology)
  • Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Mass Communications
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
+ 9 new minors added in 2020-2021

NOTE: Biliterate Certificate (English/Spanish) is available with all undergraduate programs.

Your Books are Covered

There are no textbook fees for undergraduate students through the OLLU All-Access Program.

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 11-to-1


OLLU has redesigned the general education requirements to make it much easier to double major or double minor in the same amount of time it normally takes to complete just one major.

Develop Close Working Relationships

Professors will serve as references for your first job or as you seek admittance to graduate school. Build your résumé or portfolio long before graduation with embedded hands-on learning.

Explore the OLLU Campus

Living on Campus

Even though transfer students are free to live off campus, OLLU offers a variety of options for those who want to live on campus including apartment-style living with full kitchens. OLLU living offers the advantage of 24/7 access to campus activities and facilities, academic support and a larger social circle. On-campus living helps you make life-long connections. You also receive free internet, laundry and parking.

Overall Enrollment - 3,000; Transfer Student Retention - 73%

San Antonio Living

  • 7th largest city in the U.S. - proudly bi-cultural and bilingual
  • Located 3 miles from downtown
  • High future job growth: 39.6% vs. 33.5 nationally
  • Home to Texas history, family theme parks, the NBA, the River Walk, and awe-inspiring museums
  • More than 50 major events and festivals throughout the year including Fiesta week

Campus Life at OLLU

200,000+ HOURS of COMMUNITY SERVICE performed by OLLU students during the 2019-2020 academic year.


5 FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES dedicated to community and cultural outreach.

18 HONOR SOCIETIES and the OLLU Honors Program give you the opportunity to develop leadership and expertise in your major.

CAMPUS RECREATION program offering fitness classes, intramural sports, outings to area recreational spots, and kayaks to take out on the lake.

ALL STUDENTS can explore their spirituality and learn about other faith traditions

17 Athletic Teams

The Saints compete in the Red River Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Men's and Women's

  • Basketball
  • Cheer
  • Cross-Country
  • Dance
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field


  • Baseball


  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Cost and Aid

ESTIMATED DIRECT ANNUAL COST for Full-Time Undergraduate Students (12-19 Hours). Note: For the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • Tuition $29,038
  • Room $4,690
  • Board 3,300
  • Fees $888

Total Cost $37,916


ACADEMIC – Range from $8,500 - $15,000 per year depending on your academic achievement.

ENDOWED – A variety of scholarships are available. Visit www.ollusa.edu/FinancialAid.

PHI THETA KAPPA – Incoming transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for this $3,000 scholarship. Proof of membership required.

ALUMNI – This scholarship is for students related to an OLLU alumnus. Visit www.ollualumni.com/Scholarship.

HONORS – Students accepted into the OLLU Honors Program may be eligible for an additional scholarship. Email honors@ollusa.edu.

MUSIC – This scholarship is for students who are music majors. Audition is required. Visit www.ollusa.edu/cas/programs/music.

ATHLETICS – Visit www.ollusaintsathletics.com and complete a recruiting form for the sport of interest.

95% of new students receive scholarships and aid making our quality, private education affordable

Check List for Becoming a Saint

Beginning Aug. 1 - Submit Your Application for Admission

TRANSFER DEADLINES: Spring Semester - Dec. 1; Summer Semester - April 1; Fall Semester - July 1

Beginning Sept. 1 - Request Transcripts

Request transcripts from all colleges attended.

Beginning Oct. 1 - Submit your FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov. Use OLLU code 003598 so we can receive your information and present you with a financial aid award.

Get Ready to Start Your Journey


Call 210-431-3961 or admissions@ollusa.edu

Office of Undergraduate Admissions | 411 S.W. 24th Street | San Antonio, Texas 78207

Our Lady of the Lake University is an equal opportunity institution. To read the full University Nondiscrimination Policy, visit: www.ollusa.edu/nondiscrimination.