Southwestern University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Southwestern University
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Southwestern University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 45%, Southwestern University is somewhat selective. Still, students with solid grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. If your SAT or ACT scores fall within or above the ranges posted below, you are on track. Along with test scores and an application, prospective students will need to submit high school transcripts and a personal essay. For more information about applying, including all requirements and deadlines, visit Southwestern's website, or contact the admissions office at the school.

Admissions Data (2016):

Southwestern University Description:

Founded in 1840, Southwestern University is the oldest university in Texas. The school is located in Georgetown, just north of Austin. The designation of "university" is a bit misleading, for the college got rid of its graduate programs in the second half of the twentieth century and focused on strengthening its undergraduate curriculum. Today, Southwestern is a well-respected and highly selective liberal arts college. The school's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The Southwestern Pirates compete in Division III athletics. Popular sports include football, soccer, track and field, swimming, and basketball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,489 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,060
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,030
  • Other Expenses: $1,260
  • Total Cost: $52,650

Southwestern University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 57%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,211
    • Loans: $8,002

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Communication Studies, Drama, English, Psychology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 22%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 66%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Swimming, Tennis, Golf, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Tennis, Softball, Basketball, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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