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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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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 417 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Southwest acceptance rate is 35%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 23% of students, Southwest alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,800.
About University of the Southwest...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Red River Athletic Conference
Address
6610 North Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM 88240
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
35%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
742-970
ACT Range
15-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$15,723/ 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
    $15,655/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,005/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,432/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,931/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,383/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
417Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
76%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
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
$36,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
23%
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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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.
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.