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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
Southwest is a private university located in Hobbs, New Mexico. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 416 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southwest acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 16% of students, Southwest alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,400.
About University of the Southwest...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Red River Athletic Conference
Address
6610 North Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM 88240
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
742-970
ACT Range
15-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$18,063/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,669/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,883/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,432/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,931/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,383/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
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Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
416Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
96%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.5 responses
Poll
83%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.6 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
16%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
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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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This is a great University. It was free to apply, I transferred here to finish my undergrad and I received a free laptop computer at orientation. Most of the staff and faculty on campus are very personable and helpful. They get to know you pretty quick, so you can't get by with much. haha
One of the required classes is "Servant Leadership". There are always opportunities to volunteer somewhere in the community. There are also work study jobs available. The campus is small and the security is good. The dorms are new and clean with walk in closets for each person. There is always something going on and something to do.
My experience here has been pretty good so far. I got to play baseball here and go to school as well an its helped me make great life long friends that I will forever be grateful for. Its a pretty small town so there really isn't much to do when I am not playing baseball or doing homework, but having close friends is what mad it more fun outside of school. Not only did my teammates become close but we became a family and that's another reason I enjoy it here. It is pretty small so it would be nice to see it grow some more even though it has grown little by little in the time that I have been here.