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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
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
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 1,367 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Southwestern acceptance rate is 43%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 74% of students, Southwestern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,700.
1001 E. University Avenue
Georgetown, TX 78626
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

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
43%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1110-1320
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,008/ 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
$25,506/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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
1,367Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
29
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
30%
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
98%
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
$54,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
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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As someone who considers herself to be friendly and affable, yet also easily overwhelmed by too many people, I think that Southwestern provided a way to be in close community with other people and interact with others in meaningful but also lighthearted and fun ways. I would also consider myself prone to deep critical thinking and asking questions and the liberal arts teaching philosophy really encouraged and nurtured that kind of learning/growing.

It's close enough to Austin, Texas to have an endless wheel of entertainment possibilities at your disposal--should you choose to make the drive--but also not in the thick of the city itself. I also really appreciated their efforts to be environmentally and socially conscious, both in the city of Georgetown (which is powered entirely by wind energy) and on the campus itself.
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Currently as a transfer sophomore at Southwestern, I can't say enough positive things about the university. There is no shortage or kindness and helpfulness on this campus. The administrative staff is unlike any I've ever seen in that they truly want to connect with the people coming in and out everyday. The students understand and value what it means to have a supportive community. It's such an incredible environment
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!