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
From Southwestern University

Southwestern, Texas’ oldest university, has been devoted to teaching students to think, create and connect to make meaning and make a difference for more than 175 years.

Southwestern offers a true liberal arts education with small classes and numerous collaborative undergraduate research opportunities. One-third of students study abroad, two-thirds of students complete at least one internship and 92 percent find employment or are accepted to graduate/professional school within 10 months of graduation. All of this (and more!) combined creates a lifelong Southwestern Experience.

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
49%
SAT Scores Range
1050-1260
ACT Scores Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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

Southwestern University Reviews

528 reviews
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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.
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This school is small enough that you will probably see everyone, both students and staff, at some point even if you don't know their names. If you are very involved on campus (and most people are in one way or another) you will probably get to know a very large portion of the population. Everyone is very friendly, welcoming, and supportive. We overlook our differences, whether they are religious, political, cultural, etc., and respect each other. I think that most people on our campus realize that it is more important to work with people with different ways of thinking in order to have multifaceted conversations rather than striving to impose one's own individual beliefs and opinions on everyone else.

Teachers are very passionate about what they teach and are very approachable; this also includes our current president who is very open to visitors and loves discussing elaborate topics with students. Students are worldly and well-rounded; most students are not only passionate about their chosen major(s)/minor(s) but also involved in sports and some sort of art form(s) (music, theater, painting, sculpting, photography, etc.).

Overall, this school is made unique in the fact that it is a community and most members are well-rounded individuals with many interests and passions who enjoy sharing those passions with others. I have felt welcomed from the very first time I set foot here and there is an over whelming amount of places to seek help when you need it.
Class sizes are usually pretty small especially when they are not core classes. The largest class I've been in had about 30 people. Labs are pretty small too and I really like that because it is much easier and comfortable to have discussions in class and the teacher gets to know you better. There are some REALLY good professors who are just super passionate about their fields and/or are really good at explaining a topic. They make class interesting and some subjects easier to digest. They are also usually very accessible or are willing to find time to meet with individuals but the student usually has to take the initiative. Professors have very different teaching styles across the board and some are definitely more appealing to specific types of people. There are only a handful or so of professors that I always hear complaint from. The majority of those complaints are NOT because of the course load or their teaching style but rather that the teachers expect a lot and I personally don't think that is a bad characteristic. There a smaller number of professors who are not very good at lecturing or do not like to help students but this number is very small and other students will usually warn you before you sign-up for their classes. Also, it is wise to keep in mind that others' experiences will be different from yours and that maybe you'll like a professor that they didn't.