A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Southwestern University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1001 University Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626
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Southwestern 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
45%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1050-1280
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$25,622/ 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
    $18,086/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,316/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,789/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,460/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,335/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
34%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,500Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Chill
    25%
  • Hipster
    20%
  • Open-minded
    15%
  • Weird
    15%
  • Smart
    10%
  • Dedicated/Goal-oriented
    5%
  • Sheltered
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.39 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    33%
  • Welcoming, inspiring, outside the box
    22%
  • Involved
    17%
  • Multifaceted
    11%
  • Community
    6%
  • Dank
    6%
  • Privileged
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
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Although at first glance I was not completely sure SU would be the school for me, after simply days there I knew that I was home. The classes are small, and the teachers truly care about the individual educations of their students. I was so encouraged in my desire to pursue not only a double major, but a minor as well. Southwestern truly encourages you to reach for your dreams. And they have so many resources available for you to actually achieve those dreams. I have found lifelong mentors and friends at Southwestern, and I highly recommend it to all!
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SU's professors care about their students, give you a lot of opportunities to engage, and are willing to help you excel. They tend to expect a lot from their students, which is appreciated by those who understand that college = more work. I would give the faculty an A-, at least in the science department.
As far as most of the student body is concerned, SU is like High School Part 2. There are a lot of sheltered, immature kids here. Many of the students come from very privileged backgrounds, and don't even realize, much less appreciate, how good they have it. As someone who had to work hard and earn the ability to go to college at all, I find it a little frustrating.
The school also makes life WAY more difficult than necessary for non-trad students, or anyone who has a job and lives off-campus. Some classes have test times or tutoring sessions only in the evenings.
If I could start over, I would rather have gone to a large public school like UT, where everyone's more down-to-earth.
If you want the small school experience, you'll definitely get it at SU. Tiny classes, and you develop close relationships even with professors you only have once. The small school experience is noticeable when it comes to campus-wide events (been improving in recent years) and greek life. Overall, I enjoyed the opportunities given to me at SU. The administration is somewhat shady/greedy, but that's typical of any school. Also, the school is notorious about covering up unsightly occurrences such as sexual assault and accidents that happen on campus. So if you find yourself in the midst of that stuff and no one is listening, SPEAK UP - protests can and have been very effective. Horrible food. Beautiful, beautiful campus. Very expensive.