Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX

Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX

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The kind of place where you’ll be excited to learn

As the first institution of higher education in Texas, Southwestern University offers a strong tradition of academic excellence. Our curriculum incorporates the humanities, fine arts, and social and natural sciences across 37 majors and seven pre-professional programs. SU faculty balance award-winning scholarship with a dedication to mentoring students. And employers value the skills SU alumni contribute: 91% of alumni are employed or in graduate school within 10 months of graduation. 

The kind of place where you can learn to explore and explore to learn
Our students grow through transformative experiences such as internships, undergraduate research, study abroad, and civic engagement. The majority of SU students live on campus and find their niche among our 100 student organizations. Our Pirates compete on 20 different NCAA Division III athletic teams, with many more involved in club or intramural sports. 

The kind of place where small-town charm meets a bustling capital city
Located in Georgetown, Texas, our picturesque campus offers convenient access to Austin, the 11th-largest city in the US. Our students hike and bike along the river in nearby San Gabriel Park; they work at start-ups and intern at the Capitol; they catch their favorite bands at international festivals like Austin City Limits and South by Southwest. It’s all here, and it’s all within a 45-minute drive. 

The kind of place where you’ll prepare for your life and career beyond graduation
SU’s career services rank first in Texas. Our staff provide students with tailored coaching and innovative programs to assist them in achieving their personal and professional goals. And through our alumni mentoring program, students can expand their networks and receive valuable advice about their career interests through connections with our graduates.



#1 national liberal arts college in Texas | U.S. News & World Report


#1 most impactful school in Texas | The Princeton Review


#1 small private liberal arts college in Texas | Forbes


#6 for career services in the US | The Princeton Review


#1 liberal arts university in Texas | Washington Monthly

Southwestern is your kind of place

At Southwestern University, you’ll engage in dynamic classroom discussions and real-world learning experiences that’ll empower you to think effectively, collaborate, and view problems from multiple perspectives. Our professors genuinely care about their students, providing one-on-one attention through rigorous teaching and collaborative research. And our top-ranked career services staff and active alumni mentors will provide you with opportunities to explore through professional networking and insider advice; you can find our recent alumni studying at Stanford and Vanderbilt and working at Google, NASA, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Texas Capitol.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Southwestern gave me countless opportunities to craft my education and my future into something of my own making, and it was worth every penny.”

    • Jasper Stone ’19
  • “At Southwestern, I discovered my true passions, honed my strengths, and learned from my weaknesses—all while being a part of a community that supports me and encourages me to be the best person I can be.”

    • Taylor Lewis ’18
  • “Getting to do research and really have that level of dedication from professors is, I think, unparalleled. I wouldn’t have had that opportunity at a bigger school.”

    • Lauren Gillespie ’19
  • “All those academic, extracurricular, and leadership experiences I had at Southwestern made me realize what I was passionate about and gave me the opportunity to do even more impactful things.”

    • Alexis Dimanche ’20