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  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Southwestern is a highly rated private, Christian university located in Georgetown, Texas in the Austin Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,464 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Southwestern acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 72% of students, Southwestern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,600.
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
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Academics

Professors
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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
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,464Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Chill
    29%
  • Hipster
    19%
  • Open-minded
    14%
  • Weird
    14%
  • Smart
    10%
  • Dedicated/Goal-oriented
    5%
  • Sheltered
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.40 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    32%
  • Welcoming, inspiring, outside the box
    21%
  • Involved
    16%
  • Multifaceted
    11%
  • Community
    5%
  • Dank
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,000/ 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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Whether it be the financial aid office or an academic department, they will go out of their way to help you. Southwestern has so much to offer, you just have to ask! Take advantage of the events that are put on throughout the year and join any of the numerous organizations on campus.
Southwestern has a wonderful feeling of community, creating a campus that is usually accepting and welcoming of those curious about their field of study. However, Southwestern falls short on its humanities studies as it transfers most funds and resources into its STEM programs, neglecting certain fields. Southwestern also faces the troubles of preventing minority groups from achieving representation and acceptance on campus.