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Tuition & Fees

$37,560

$37,560

not including room and board

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Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,692
Declined + 1,795
Total Received 3,487
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1  :  12

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Communication
  3. Biology
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School Facts

Southwestern, founded in 1840, is a church-affiliated university of liberal arts and sciences. Its 700-acre campus is located in Georgetown, 28 miles north of Austin.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,538
Established in 1840
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 6674
ACT 4186

Private (nonprofit)

1,538

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
33%
500-599
40%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
33%
500-599
44%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
30-36
17%
24-29
51%
18-23
31%
12-17
1%
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Georgetown, TX

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Georgetown, TX

700-acre campus in Georgetown (population: 54,898), 26 miles from Austin. Major airport and train serve Austin; bus serves Round Rock (12 miles).

Southwestern University
1001 East University
Georgetown, TX 78626-6144

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
77%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 22% of male students
 
4 sororities 21% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
36%
Top 1/4
66%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
33%
500-599
40%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
33%
500-599
44%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
30-36
17%
24-29
51%
18-23
31%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
Early decision program application deadline
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 14
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,692
Declined + 1,795
Total Received 3,487

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work

Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Christine Bowman
Director of Admissions
P: 800 252-3166
F: 512 863-9601
admissions@southwestern.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,931,850
State $1,450,579
Institutional $20,033,622
Other external $966,269
Total $24,382,320

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $10,165,195
Other external $378,039
Total $10,543,234

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Pirates
School colors
black and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Animal Behavior
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Classical/Ancient Near Eastern Languages
Communications
Computer Information Systems
Dramatic/Theatre Arts
Economics
Education
Elementary Education
Engineering Science
English
Environmental Studies
French
German
Greek
History
International Studies
Kinesiology
Latin
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

1,538
students

Female
58%
893

Male
42%
645

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

98%

1,517
students

Female
58%
879

Male
42%
638

undergraduatePart-time

2%

21
students

Female
67%
14

Male
33%
7

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

33%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 15

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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