OLLU History, Vision, Mission

We are a school that helps students develop their full potential in an environment that’s diverse, encouraging and stimulating.

Our Lady of the Lake University is a small, Catholic, private university with a deep connection to the history and community of San Antonio. Founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, we have developed a reputation for our personal teaching style and expertise in Mexican American culture. We are also famous for our beautiful, lakeside campus, which mixes historic buildings with a contemporary library, residence halls and technology infrastructure. 

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Individual Attention, 
Dedicated Faculty

Safe Campus,
Close Community

Private Education,
Affordable Price

Small Classes,
ig Opportunities

First Generation Support, 
Student Success

Service Learning, 
Actively Promoted

Career Preparation,
Real-World Experience

How OLLU Stands Out From the Rest 

OLLU alumni giving rate is at 14 percent - the highest in San Antonio (U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best Colleges September 2014).

OLLU's online bachelor's program in nursing was ranked among the top 150 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. (U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs 2014).

• High school guidance counselors surveyed by US News and World Report ranked OLLU among the top 200 universities nationally for undergraduate education ("America's Best Colleges 2015")

• In San Antonio, OLLU again has the highest percentage of classes with fewer than 20 students (U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best Colleges September 2014).

OLLU was named a "Top 100 Degree Producer" for awarding master's degrees to Hispanics by Diverse Magazine (July 2013).

• OLLU was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year for its work in Latina empowerment, education initiatives, and promoting economic opportunities. (2014)

• OLLU is ranked 13th among National Universities for academic courses that incorporate community service, relative to school size; staff supporting community service initiatives, relative to total staff; and scholarships provided for community service (Washington Monthly Magazine 2012). 

• OLLU is among the top 25 universities nationally for awarding MBAs to Hispanics according to rankings from The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine (2012).

OLLU was elevated to the national category by U.S. News and World Report ("America's Best Colleges 2012"). It moved up from Tier 1 of Regional Universities - West ("America's Best Colleges 2011").

• Top Texas private university for awarding master's degrees to Hispanics, according to rankings from The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine (2011)

Nationally, OLLU is in the top 50 of all universities for awarding master's degrees to Hispanics.









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