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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    D
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
Southwestern Adventist is an above-average private, Christian university located in Keene, Texas in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 800 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Southwestern Adventist acceptance rate is 50%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Elementary Education. Graduating 47% of students, Southwestern Adventist alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,700.
About Southwestern Adventist University...
Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
100 W Hill Crest Street
Keene, TX 76059
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
50%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
820-1010
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$19,947/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,921/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,153/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,017/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,470/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,054/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
800Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    96%
  • Creative
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.51 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • All the above
    39%
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Faith
    22%
  • Loving
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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Southwestern Adventist University Reviews

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I have had a great experience in Southwestern Adventist University. Because of the small size, i have been able to make meaningful connections with my peers as well as my professors. It has given me many amazing opportunities and is safe place. The selection of classes for my major are great and allow me to learn a lot because the professors are passionate about the subject. It is a great school.
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I liked that this school has a small student body, so it allows for the students to have a family-like feeling. SWAU allows you to be closer due to its small population.
Something I would want to change about SWAU is its location in the middle of nowhere, there is not much outdoors life, but they keep it interesting with student activities.
I wouldn't choose any other place to get my nursing degree. Program only takes 2.5 years to get your BSN from beginning to the end. Very supportive friends that soon become your family away from home. Also SWAU has a diverse student population that really promotes cultural awareness. Faculty and staff very supportive, helpful, and friendly. Everyone here is like a family!