Southwestern University

1001 E. University Avenue, Georgetown, TX
Christian college

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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.

Questions and Answers about Southwestern University

Elena C.
5 months ago
What are the different clubs that Southwestern University offers?
Aria A.
6 months ago
What are Southwestern's strategies for fostering a friendly and supporting environment for LGBTQ+ students?
Alyssa S.
8 months ago
How do we apply for a fee waiver for the Southwestern application process?
Southwestern University
Good day! Southwestern does not have an application fee, so you do not need to use a fee waiver at Southwestern!
natalia v.
9 months ago
Where can I find scholarships opportunities that Southwestern University offers?
Southwestern University
You may find our scholarship opportunities at We have both automatic and competitive scholarships that you may consider. The application for admission is also the application for merit based scholarships--no extra applications, no extra forms are required.
Jennifer F.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
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Majors offered at Southwestern University

Biggest majors
Business/Commerce, General
Psychology, General
Communication, General

Academics at Southwestern University

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

Demographics for Southwestern University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Southwestern University Students7%13%50%38%0%1%0%
All College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Southwestern University Students
< 5% Gender nonconforming
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Student reviews of Southwestern University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Beautiful campus
Safe campus
Helpful career services
Accessible and helpful professors
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Elena Clark
Hiking And Backpacking
Travel And Tourism
Camping + 2 others



I found my community because Southwestern fosters a lot of student engagement experiences.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food

Emily Dimiceli
Social Justice



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.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

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.

Paige Evans



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.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

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.

Natalie Williams
Travel And Tourism



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.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

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.

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