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Even though Southwestern University is a small, private college, there still exists a diverse community with lots of friendly students and faculty that want to help you on your academic journey. Here the professors and the faculty actually CARE about how you are doing academically, what you want to do in the future, and how to get there. That doesn't mean that they will baby you though.
As a freshman at Southwestern University I was shocked upon arrival to move into my dorm that there was no help to assist me when I was moving all my belongings in the dorm. I received countless emails that there would be people helping me move into my dorm, but there was no help. Already, I did not have a good welcome.
The dorms in my opinion were creepy and dated. The RA's were very unhelpful and hardly wanted to help me when I had questions about living in the dorm etc. They had attitude!
The classes were okay- nothing special as they were described by admissions. Throughout the whole admissions process they told me how great the classes were, but they were lying. The teachers were not great. I had a theater teacher and she was so negative and burnt out with her job. I thought the Chinese department was going to be stronger, and it wasn't strong. I was very disappointed. I transferred after one semester.
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.
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I really enjoy the close relationships that you are able to establish with professors and alumni since the school is so small. It makes it much easier to find opportunities to succeed in life outside of university.
Amazing university ! The professors are very dedicated to the success of their students and many are very creative in their teaching. The campus is beautiful!
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.
I cannot speak of Southwestern highly enough. The culture of the campus is incredible, the education is exceptional, the social life is fun. I truly realized how great of an education I received from the school once I left and began competing with peers from other institutions. Southwestern truly prepares you for graduate programs better than any other school and it encourages critical thinking.
To all those who are thinking about attending here, listen very closely to what I have to say. When I attended for orientation, there was a couple of things I noticed. 1.) small college = less classes available, I couldn’t find a single class suited for my major that did not already have a “waitlisted” sign on the class. 2.) faculty is AMAZING and so caring. Talk to them and you won’t regret it. 3.) everyone knows each other, because it’s a small school and a small town. 4.) fraternity groups are trouble. Not all of them. They have money and can sweep sexual assault crimes under a rug. Look it up. 5.) even if you have a strong relationship with your professor, the school has HIGH expectations. Meaning, this school will not be easy even if you have some help with your professors. 6.) great resources.
I thoroughly enjoy Southwestern. It has a beautiful campus, attentive professors, and great academic resources and material.
I love the community of SAGU
Great leadership and Professors
Campus is continuing to grow and stay up to date
I attended Southwestern University my freshman year to play football. I t was a very good school and I enjoyed it. The dorms, food, athletics, etc. was all fantastic. The curriculum was pretty tough and I lost a lot of college credits once I left so that I was not too happy about. Other than that it was a pretty decent school.
Entering Southwestern as a freshman was a bit scary, but right away my nerves were settled. I have already found wonderful friends, helpful professors and a great place in Georgetown.
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.
I love Southwestern University. The classes are very challenging, but the professors are more than willing to help students. The campus itself is beautiful, and the Georgetown/Austin area is a great place to be filled with many opportunites.
Before starting my freshman year, the experience was enjoyable. The staff are very friendly and helpful as well as the students. The environment is a good one, one that I will definitely enjoy learning in.
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!
Southwestern University allows for students to reach their full potential with rigorous curriculum; promotes a passion for young adults towards intellectual and personal growth; allows students to express their opinions openly; encourages diversity within the community; encourages students towards activism in the pursuit of justice and the common good.
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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.
It offers a lot of excellent information about the majors offer and what steps to take to continue with your studies, good and safe area to live while pursuing your career.
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