Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, United States
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Overview of Southwestern College

About this school

Southwestern, founded in 1885, is a private, church-affiliated college. Its 85-acre campus is located in Winfield, 45 miles from Wichita.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,147
    • Men:726 (63.3%)
    • Women:421 (36.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Southwestern College is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 25
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
100 College Street
City, State, Zip
Winfield, KS  67156-2499
Phone
(620) 229-6236
Fax
(620) 229-6224
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 25
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
97% of 512 applicants were admitted
Women
100% of 184 applicants were admitted
Men
95% of 328 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
189 (38%) of 496 admitted students enrolled
Women
68 (37%) of 184 admitted students enrolled
Men
121 (39%) of 312 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.23
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
30%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
465 average |420-510 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
6%
• Score 500 - 600
32%
• Score 400 - 500
43%
• Score 300 - 400
19%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
482 average |420-520 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
4%
• Score 500 - 600
38%
• Score 400 - 500
51%
• Score 300 - 400
6%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
16%
• Score 18 - 23
70%
• Score 12 - 17
12%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $30,150 (67.28558994844785%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,760 (17.31794951906983%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (2.2316945256533285%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,899 (13.164766006828986%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Southwestern College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001940
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
169 (92.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
152 (89.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
152 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
23 (15.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$23,788
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 152 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,524
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 127 (83.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,293
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 17 (11.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
26 (14.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,052

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
433 (85.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
398 (91.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
398 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
62 (15.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$23,291
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 395 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,112
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 340 (85.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,440
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 36 (9.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
79 (15.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,839

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
86%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$39,231
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
29.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,583

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


43

Part-Time Faculty


124

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


17%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 52% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 14% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 63% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
550,973

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
45
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Southwestern College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


62.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


33.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


39.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


41.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (45)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital Arts
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • General Literature
  • General Studies
  • History, General
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Sports Studies
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Computer and information sciences, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (8)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Special Education
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


12,333

Nearest Metropolitan Area


70 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Wichita

Weather


Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 84.2 average high in September
Rain
97 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
50 mile(s) from campus in Wichita
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Winfield
Nearest Train Station
70 mile(s) from campus in Newton

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


37% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


63%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Southwestern College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, discipleship sc, leadership sc, student foundation, student government association, gaming club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


577

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,147
Women
421
Men
726

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.4% Asian
  • 11.4% Black/African-American
  • 10.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 43.8% White
  • 27.6% Unknown

International Students


4.5% from 18 countries

Average Age


28

Number of Graduate Students


159

Student Resources

Study resources