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- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeC
Southwest is a private university located in Hobbs, New Mexico. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 343 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Southwest acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Elementary Education, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 32% of students, Southwest alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,800.
NAIA Division I
Red River Athletic Conference
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Early Decision/Early Action
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science19 Graduates
Elementary Education14 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration11 Graduates
Religious Studies7 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching7 Graduates
High School Education5 Graduates
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.4 responses
University of the Southwest Reviews
I do really like the University of The Southwest. It is more of an athletic school more than anything. It is a very small campus but the people/professors are great! Only athletes live on campus and attend in-class classes. So, the environment is very nice. A few things that should change with this university is the food. The cafeteria food is not the best. Being athletes and being constantly hungry then to go to the caf to eat is bad. Other then that maybe they should try to expand their schools because they do not have a wide selection with majors. Those are the only negatives, everything else is awesome.
USW is a University located on the border of NM and TX. USW for me wasn’t a good experience. The teachers didn’t teach much, just read off of presentations that they would find online. They never explained anything just expected us to know things, never asked if we understood or needed help, or even bothered to be interactive with us. Academically the school wasn’t great, but the people there were like family. The environment was great and I loved being around everyone there.
At USW I liked that it was a Christian University and that it was centered around athletics. The coaching staff is very supportive and hard working, they are also professors. The classes are small and very intimate, meaning that the professor can answer all my questions as well as knowing my face and name. The school overall is small and everything is a short 5 minute walk to any building. I love how USW is surrounded by nature and is very protective of the wild life. However, the academics could be more challenging, meaning that I as a student did not grow much in knowledge. The housing leadership could be more stable. Student life could be more involved and active with athletics and campus over all. Sadly, there was not much school pride so I felt unimportant and bored more time than I wished. Overall, my personal experience could have been better I USW would have made school more challenging, stable in leadership, and active on campus and in the community.