Top 5 reasons students choose Southwestern

Small class sizes

Job placement rates

Our faculty

Safe environment

87% of our students receive financial aid


Why choose a school that is not big or famous? Because sometimes “small is beautiful.” Really! Because we are small, we know your name. We don’t have a single giant lecture hall or any 500-student classes. Because we are small, we find jobs for our graduates. One hundred percent of our recent graduates in Biology, Computer Science, Education, English, Math, Music, Nursing, and Religion have jobs.

It’s who you know
Students at Southwestern actually know their teachers, who are both experts and passionate about their fields. Teachers are personable, attentive, and easy to get a hold of. Their dedication ensures that your experience goes beyond the classroom, including opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research projects. From the Write Spot, a center to assist students with their writing projects, to our Center for Academic Success and Advising, you’ll find that Southwestern offers multiple opportunities to add value to your degree.

It’s who we are
The Christian environment at Southwestern is not switched on for special occasions. Jesus Christ shapes our assumptions, our questions, and our world-view. Short-term mission options abound—nationally and internationally, as well as weekly community outreach projects. 

It’s affordable
Southwestern offers many types of scholarships, grants, loans, and work opportunities that significantly lower out-of-pocket costs. Our total estimated cost per year (tuition, dorm, cafeteria, and fees) is $27,776.

It’s where we are
Located in the small town of Keene, Southwestern has all the advantages of a small town with all the benefits of being half an hour from downtown Fort Worth and an hour from Dallas, with all their cultural events, eateries, museums, and shopping. 

It’s about the experience
Intramurals and USCAA varsity sports, a major drama production, a music festival with a performance at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, over 30 clubs and small groups, and Student Association events every weekend mean there is something for everyone.

Come and see for yourself
If you are looking for:
• A friendly campus
• An atmosphere that promotes
academic and spiritual growth
• Sports, music, and campus clubs
• Opportunities for community service
• Lifelong friends

...then Southwestern Adventist University is the place for you. Come tour our campus, meet our students, visit a class, and meet with financial aid. SWAU will cover your travel expenses up to $250.