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  1. Academics
    NG
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    NG
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
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.
6610 North Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM 88240
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Red River Athletic Conference

Southwest Admissions

Acceptance Rate
45%
Application Deadline
July 27
SAT Range
742-970
ACT Range
15-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,169/ 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
$5,525/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
NG
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
40%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    65%
  • On Campus
    15%
  • Online
    20%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
343Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
73
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
92%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 4 responses
  • Friendly
    75%
  • Athletes
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
69%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.6 responses
Poll
86%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.7 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 4 responses
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Home away from home
    25%
  • Spiritual
    25%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.4 responses
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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.
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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.