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.
|Ethnicity Breakdown||Asian||Black||Caucasian||Hispanic||Middle Eastern||Native American||Pacific Islander|
|Southwestern University Students||7%||13%||50%||38%||0%||1%||0%|
|All Bold.org College Students||11%||21%||37%||25%||2%||2%||1%|
These schools are similar to Southwestern University in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
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I found my community because Southwestern fosters a lot of student engagement experiences.
My favorite thing really is the size. Because it's a small private university, it's easier to make interpersonal relationships with both the students and the staff. The opportunities for close relationships with your professors make it easier to succeed and often open doors for professional opportunities.
A lot of the buildings aren't ideal for students with disabilities, especially with how often the elevators break in certain buildings. The administration can also be less than ideal in dealing with microaggressions and things such as homophobia and ableism on campus.
What drew me to Southwestern University was the overall welcoming environment, all persons on campus are accepting and open to expanding their views. The opportunities I have been given both socially and academically I would not trade for the world. While the university is not perfect, all faculty and staff do their best to ensure your experience is worthwhile.
Communication between the administration and faculty/staff/students can be limited and frustrating. Navigating this realm of university life is difficult even when it comes to small changes.
I honestly love Southwestern. I have not had a professor yet that didn't go above and beyond and I've met some of my favorite people here. The school is not the most diverse but there are several groups and clubs that allow underrepresented populations a community. I wouldn't choose another school if I could and I genuinely believe anyone could find their place here.
There is always the presence of discriminatory practices (typically in the form of microaggressions) at PWI's (in my experience) so that is a risk, but I would not fault the university for this because I believe they would act if it was brought to their attention. Shy of this, I would have no hesitations about choosing SU.