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
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    D+
  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

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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Southwestern University

Cost

Net Price
$25,635/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,730/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,685/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,035/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,045/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,110/ 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
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,517Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Chill
    26%
  • Hipster
    21%
  • Open-minded
    16%
  • Weird
    16%
  • Smart
    11%
  • Dedicated/Goal-oriented
    5%
  • Sweet
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.38 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    35%
  • Welcoming, inspiring, outside the box
    24%
  • Involved
    18%
  • Multifaceted
    12%
  • Community
    6%
  • Dank
    6%

After Southwestern University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
47%
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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Southwestern University Reviews

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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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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.
Georgetown is a pretty down to earth city; the square & Blue Hole are nice. Everything pretty much closes at 7 or 8 pm because the population the makes up the city is pretty much old people.
Most of the people that come here are from small private high schools & are pretty sheltered. I guess in college they feel the need to party to an excessive extent. The whole school revolves around greek life - and this is why we’re in trouble with Title IX involving rape cases.
I once asked my professor why he made his test so much different than his assignments & he responded: "Welcome to college." There aren't many majors here. Not a lot of people know about this school outside of the area, unless they did research.
There are no healthy food choices here. Everything is pretty much preserved or has an unnecessary amount of preservatives or just fried. There was even a caterpillar in the sandwich. There's a reason it's a D-.
If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't come back.