45%

Acceptance Rate

$26,506

Avg.Financial Aid

003620

FAFSA Code

About Southwestern University (SU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,434

Website

www.southwestern.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

United Methodist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

A private, United Methodist university, Southwestern University is situated in Georgetown, TX. The university covers an area of 700 acres. In 1840, Southwestern University was founded. Right now, the office of dean at the SU is headed by Alisa Gaunder. The motto of the Southwestern University is Non Quis Sed Quid and its official colors are black & gold. Taking into account all the courses offered at Southwestern University, the total enrolment stands at 1,511. The school has an academic staff of 386 who teach various courses to the students. There are around 55% of the students who are females and 45% are males at Southwestern University. At SU, around 97% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several achievers in its 180 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Tom Bradley (Politician, Lawyer), Jerry Hardin (Actor), John Tower (Politician), and Pete Sessions (Politician). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. A total of 28 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Southwestern University has around $296 million (2019) in endowment.

Location & Contact

Address

1001 E. University Avenue

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5128636511
Fax: 5128631262
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Rankings

To tackle the tough decision of choosing the right university, the ranking of a particular university helps the student in clearing their doubts regarding where they want to apply. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Southwestern University at the 315th position among other national universities.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Feb

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

45%

SAT Range

1130 - 1330

ACT Range

23 - 29

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The university is selective in taking in students. Moreover, admission to SU is moderately difficult. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1140-1320, it would improve her chances. The average ACT score at Southwestern University is 26. However, those getting an ACT score less than 23 might also be offered admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 1001 E. University Avenue, Georgetown, Texas 78626. They can also call them at (512) 863-6511.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$27,762

Average Annual Cost

$42,000

Books And Supplies

$1,300

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,340

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,330

Total One Year Cost

$55,970

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to SU. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $58,355 per year. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($43,560), books and supplies ($1,300), room and boarding ($11,640), and budget for other expenses ($1,690). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

81%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$166

Faculty Overview

46%

Male Professors

54%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business/Commerce, General

60 Graduates

Psychology, General

43 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

41 Graduates

Biology, General

36 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

33 Graduates

Political Science and Government

29 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

24 Graduates

Education, General

20 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

19 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

18 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

18 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

17 Graduates

Economics

13 Graduates

Physics

11 Graduates

Sociology

11 Graduates

History

10 Graduates

Music

10 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

9 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

9 Graduates

Chemistry

8 Graduates

Mathematics

8 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

6 Graduates

Anthropology

5 Graduates

Area Studies

5 Graduates

Zoology/Animal Biology

5 Graduates

Applied Mathematics

4 Graduates

Philosophy

4 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

4 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

3 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

1 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,434

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

25%

Full-time

99%

Part-time

1%

Students Gender

Male

45%

US National: 44%

Female

55%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

62% White

1% Unknown

5% Black

24% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

3% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

8%

Out Of State

90%

In State

2%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$75,446 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 98% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

98%

Undergrads in College Housing

72%

Averege Housing Cost

$5,820/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,520/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,520/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Pirates

School Colors

black and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Total Male Athletes

297

Total Female Athletes

161

Intramural Sports

23

Sports Club

7

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $11,640 per year for living on campus. The students at Southwestern University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,520 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At SU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 45% and 55%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$38,700/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$54,000/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$24,413

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$253 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

98%

Average Aid Per Year

$26,506

Students Receiving Federal Grants

29%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,518

Students Receiving State Aid

36%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,564

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

98%

Average Aid Per Year

$23,871

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$32,536

$30K - $48K

$34,517

$48K - $75K

$30,465

$75K - $110K

$27,512

> $110K

$20,929

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$26,442,853

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$11,836,016

The financial aid department of Southwestern University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,320, whereas the financial aid is $25,422. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $3,400, while the institutional aid is $25,422. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Southwestern University amount to $26,442,853 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $11,836,016.

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