Southwestern University

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School Overview

Southwestern University (also known as Southwestern or SU) is a private liberal arts university located in Georgetown, Texas. Established in 1840, SU is the oldest university in Texas. The school is associated with the United Methodist Church, but the university offers a secular education program. Southwestern offers forty different bachelor’s degrees in the arts and sciences. It also offers several interdisciplinary and pre-professional programs. Southwestern is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and its music program is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Music.

Southwestern is home to both the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education and the National Hispanic Institute’s Center for Hispanic Studies. The university is a member of several educational and professional associations.

General Information

Admission Office
1001 East University Avenue
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 863-1200
(800) 252-3166
Fax: (512) 863-9601

Contact: Tom Oliver
Vice President Enrollment Services
Main Address
1001 East University Avenue
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 863-6511
www.southwestern.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 1,270
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 349
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,259

Setting
Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 65%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 84%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Required
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 2,613
Percent Admitted: 65%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 20%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 560 (25th Percentile)
  • 680 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 560 (25th Percentile)
  • 650 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 25 (25th Percentile)
  • 31 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $25,740 $27,940 $30,220 $31,630 +4.67%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,970 $8,380 $8,800 $9,230 +4.89%
Other $1,180 $1,220 $1,220 $1,220 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $35,890 $38,540 $41,240 $43,080 +4.46%
In-state Off Campus $26,740 $28,940 $31,220 $32,630 +4.52%
In-state with Family $26,740 $28,940 $31,220 $32,630 +4.52%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 323 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 312 89% $5,008,064 $16,051
• Federal grants 77 22% $368,637 $4,787
• Pell grants 71 20% $260,536 $3,670
• Other federal grants 76 22% $108,101 $1,422
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 112 32% $417,589 $3,728
Institutional scholarships or grants 311 89% $4,221,838 $13,575
Student loan financial aid 170 49% $1,018,607 $5,992
• Federal student loans 168 48% $911,652 $5,427
• Other student loans 9 3% $106,955 $11,884

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 296
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 8
American/united States Studies/civilization 3
European Studies/civilization
Latin American Studies
Women’s Studies 5
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
International Relations and Affairs 1
Political Science and Government, General 13
Sociology 4
Visual and Performing Arts 35
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/art Studies, General 12
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 17
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Music History, Literature, and Theory 2
Music Performance, General 2
Music Theory and Composition 2
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B
Musicology/Ethnomusicology B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Animal Behavior/Ethology B
Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Chinese B
Classics B
French B
German B
Latin B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Southwestern University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(512) 863-6511
Website:www.southwestern.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.southwestern.edu/admission/apply/index.php
Address:1001 University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,489
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):70%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:1,489 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$39,060
Out-of-state Tuition:$39,060
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$25,211

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Southwestern University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Southwestern University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics6
History1
Mathematics and Statistics2
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences2
Psychology1
Social Sciences4
Visual and Performing Arts6
Grand total38

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Southwestern University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Southwestern University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$39,060
Out-of-state$39,060
Books and supplies$1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid359100%
Grant or scholarship aid359100%$25,211
Student loan aid20557%$8,002

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,49298%$22,662
Federal student loans81654%$7,356

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Southwestern University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Southwestern University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,7731,6442,129
Percent admitted100%44%46%
Percent admitted who enrolled10%10%10%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Southwestern University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,489
Undergraduate enrollment1,489
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Southwestern University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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