Southwestern University

1001 E University Ave, Georgetown, United States
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Overview of Southwestern University

About this school

Southwestern, founded in 1840, is a church-affiliated university of liberal arts and sciences. Its 100-acre campus is located in Georgetown, 28 miles north of Austin.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,387
    • Men:592 (42.7%)
    • Women:795 (57.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Southwestern University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
2
3
History
1
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
June 1
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: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1001 East University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Georgetown, TX  78626
Phone
(512) 863-1200
Fax
(512) 863-6511
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
March 1

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Counselor recommendation required for freshmen
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
43% of 4,133 applicants were admitted
Women
45% of 2,389 applicants were admitted
Men
41% of 1,744 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
422 (24%) of 1,783 admitted students enrolled
Women
222 (21%) of 1,071 admitted students enrolled
Men
200 (28%) of 712 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
597 average |540-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
43%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
615 average |570-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
43%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
21%
• Score 24 - 29
51%
• Score 18 - 23
27%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $42,000 (74.16563658838072%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,000 (21.19018188239449%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (2.295603037259403%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,330 (2.348578491965389%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Southwestern University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


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

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003620
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
324 (89.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
254 (78.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
254 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
58 (22.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$35,991
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 248 (97.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,462
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 220 (86.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,733
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 247 (97.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
107 (29.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,395

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,016 (74.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
880 (86.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
880 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
205 (23.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$36,217
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 870 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,483
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 743 (84.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,611
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 858 (97.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
466 (34.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,445

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
58%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,788
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
19.0%
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
Business, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,097

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


113

Part-Time Faculty


33

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


75%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% 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: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 53% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
40-49
# 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
924,130

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
410
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Southwestern University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


66.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


73.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


74.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (37)


  • Accounting
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Animal Behavior and Ethology
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


52,303

Nearest Metropolitan Area


700 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Austin

Weather


Temperature
38.6 average low in January, 91.1 average high in September
Rain
85 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
33 mile(s) from campus in Austin
Nearest Bus Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Round Rock
Nearest Train Station
28 mile(s) from campus in Austin

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


77% 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


23%

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


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Pirates
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Southwestern University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, students for environmental activism and knowledge (seak), alpha phi omega, women's panhellenic, men's ifc

Sororities


31% of women participate

Fraternities


39% of men participate

ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,367

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,387
Women
795
Men
592

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.4% Asian
  • 5.4% Black/African-American
  • 24.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 61.1% White
  • 1.2% Unknown

International Students


1.2% from 12 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources