Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX
Christian college

Questions and Answers

Jennifer F.
4 months ago
What do Southwestern University admissions counselors look for in an ideal applicant?
Southwestern University
We are looking for a students who is excited to get engaged in our community, both from an academic and extracurricular perspective. Students who contribute in the classroom find the SU expereince a positive one. As a liberal arts institution, we love when students explore a variety of subjects to build their knowledge base. We also value students who are looking beyond the classroom--study abroad, internships, service and collaborative research are all a vital part of the Southwestern experience.
Jennifer F.
4 months ago
How large of a role do SAT scores play in Southwestern University admissions?
Southwestern University
Southwestern is a test optional institution. If you feel your scores represent you, you may send them. But you do not have to and instead we request an test optional interview to get to know you better.
Jennifer F.
4 months ago
What's unique about Southwestern University?
Southwestern University
I believe that Southwestern's academic flexibility is one of its greatest assets. 1/3 of of your courses are in your major, 1/3 are in our liberal arts core and 1/3 are electives. Don't know what you want to study?--totally fine and you have plenty of opportunities to explore. Want a double major or two minors? Totally doable due to the 1/3 of the courses being electives. We want you to truly enjoy the learning experinece and explore things that are of interest to you while preparing you for the future.


At Southwestern University, you are not simply the passive consumer of current knowledge; you are an active participant in the creation of new knowledge. The Southwestern Experience is designed to develop the intellectual practices necessary to enhance your ability to explore regions of original thought and creative expression. The world is changing—and at an accelerating pace. In a 21st-century career, you will be required to advance the frontiers of knowledge, adapt quickly to change, problem-solve new and complex challenges, and anticipate what’s next. We’ve created an experience that prepares you for these new realities. Combining our flexible curriculum, the development of modern ways of thinking, and real-world experience, SU will equip you with the skills required to adapt, create, collaborate, and view challenges from multiple perspectives. These skills represent a valuable piece of a much broader, more relevant education for the tomorrow that awaits you.

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Somewhat Selective (45% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

61% White
24% Hispanic
5% Black
4% Asian
4% Multiracial
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Financial Snapshot

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Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$43,560 / year
While we do our best to show up-to-date information, due to COVID-19 and other factors out of our control, it is possible that the data we are showing about test requirements, application deadlines, and more, are inaccurate. Please verify with the college itself via their website to ensure you are aware of all requirements and deadlines.