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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    D
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
100 W Hillcrest St
Keene, TX 76059
Athletic Division
NCCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
From Southwestern Adventist University

Nestled in the town of Keene, Texas, Southwestern Adventist University offers a special opportunity for students who desire to get the most out of their college experience. Founded in 1893 and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Southwestern continues its 125 year legacy of providing exceptional value with many programs to choose from and generous financial aid packages.

Southwestern Adventist University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
August 1
Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Range
910-1110
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$21,426/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,719/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    96%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
715Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
145
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    96%
  • Creative
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.55 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • All the above
    33%
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Faith
    22%
  • Loving
    11%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $41,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    49%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    86%
    National
    83%
    86%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

    Southwestern Adventist University Reviews

    423 reviews
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    I’ve enjoyed my time at Southwestern Adventist University, all 4 years here. It has a friendly family atmosphere that always makes you feel welcome. I enjoy all the activities planned for the students by SA. The Professors are fantastic and dedicated to their students!
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    Southwestern has teachers who are invested in their students success and help them understand concepts after class, their science department offers a diverse range of classes from general chemistry to Ecology and Wildlife management. The music department has excellent teachers and resources for students who want to improve on or learn an instrument, or join the choir. This school is filled with quality people in all departments and a family atmosphere between students and staff. There are also several opportunities to get involved in research, such as the Dinosaur Science Museum on campus that allows students to learn how to clean, photograph, work with a database, give tours, and many other things that introduce the student to what good science really is.
    Southwestern has given me the opportunity to have classmates that are like family. We always find ways to work together and encourage each other when it gets hard. I came as a transfer student and I was instantly welcomed and new I made the right choice in transferring. However, there are sometimes communication issues and a lot of frustration because of it. There are also some instances in which it appears that some students experience punishment for plagiarism and cheating, while other students suffer no consequence from doing so.