Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) provides an education that gives you the wings you need to rise above. Recognized for the upward social mobility of our graduates, the OLLU experience provides you the tools to lift yourself, your family and your community to new heights.

Add our strong foundation and dedication to social justice, and you have an overall experience designed to launch you to positions of power and influence to make the world a better place. And our generous scholarships and grants, and affordable tuition mean that an OLLU education is within your reach.


#1 for affordable tuition among private, Catholic universities in Texas.

70+ Majors and Minors

Programs Include

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Biology
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Pathology)
  • Education
  • Environmental Science and Sustainability
  • Kinesiology
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Mass Communications
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
NOTE: Biliterate Certificate (English/Spanish) is available with all undergraduate programs.

Support for Your Success

Your success is our goal. Students receive support from our Academic Success Center, Peer Mentors, Math and Writing Centers, and faculty who take the time to provide one-on-one guidance.

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


OLLU's curriculum is designed to make it easier to double major or double minor at no additional cost or time; combine it with our Spanish-English Biliterate Certificate Program and you have doubled or tripled your career opportunities or graduate school options.

Living on Campus

OLLU offers a variety of options for students who wish to live on campus including apartment-style housing and a pet-friendly hall (available in your second year). Living on campus offers the advantage of 24/7 access to campus events, resources and your friends. Living on campus helps you build life-long connections. You also receive free internet, laundry, microwave, mini-refrigerator and parking.

Living-Learning Communities

OLLU offers four Living-Learning Communities (LLC):

Live on the same residence hall floor, take courses together, and participate in activities with people who share your interests, passions and goals.

Explore the OLLU Campus

ENROLLMENT: Approximately 2,200 students

Campus Life at OLLU

200,000+ HOURS of COMMUNITY SERVICE performed by OLLU students during the 2022-2023 academic year.


300+ Student Events and activities offer opportunities for fun, connection and involvement

17 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.

18 Athletic Teams on the San Antonio Main Campus

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




Cost and Aid

ESTIMATED DIRECT ANNUAL COST for Full-Time Undergraduate Students (12-19 Hours). Note: For the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • Tuition $30,804
  • Room $4,784
  • Board $3,864.52
  • Fees $924

Total Cost $40,376.52

Nearly 100% of OLLU freshmen receive some form of scholarship or financial aid to assist in meeting their education costs.


ACADEMIC – Range from $10,000 - $18,000 per year depending on your academic background.

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

BRANCH FOR STEM MAJORS - This scholarship will fund up to half the cost of tuition and fees for five students pursuing majors with in the STEM fields (does not include room and board).

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 OLLU alumni. 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 recruitment form for the sport of interest.

Check List for Becoming a Saint

Beginning Aug. 1 - Submit Your Application for Admission

OLLU now offers a test-optional admission process. Students can opt out of providing SAT or ACT scores. When you submit your application, let us know whether you will be submitting scores or not. Learn more about our test-optional policy and find out if it is right for you.

www.ollusa.edu/apply or goapplytexas.org

FRESHMAN DEADLINES: Priority Application - Dec. 1; National Decision Day Deadline - May 1

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

FRESHMEN: If you opt to submit your SAT or ACT score to OLLU, use our codes: ACT - 4140, SAT - 6550

Beginning Oct. 1 - Request Transcripts

Ask your high school counselor to submit your transcript to OLLU.

Beginning December 2023 - Submit your FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.studentaid.gov. Use OLLU code 003598 so we can receive your information and present you with a financial aid award.(NOTE: The FAFSA usually opens Oct. 1. Due to changes being made by the U.S. Department of Education, the 2024-2025 FAFSA application opening will be delayed until December 2023 -- exact date has not been provided. Please check www.studentaid.gov for additional information.)


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.