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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 1,396
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $40,560 PER YR.
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $40,560 PER YR.
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 99
Median SAT/ACT 1207/26
% of African American Students 6
% of Asian American Students 4
% of Hispanic Students 21
% of International Students 2
Student/Teacher Ratio 12:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 110
% of Male/% of Female Students 43/57
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 98
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 63
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 74
% of Freshmen Who Return 86
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 25

Southwestern University

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1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626











  • Ranked no. 1 liberal arts college in Texas by Forbes.
  • 18 Fulbright scholars in the past 18 years.
  • Listed as a “Best Buy School” by Fiske Guide to Colleges.
  • Ranked no. 1 in Texas and the top 50 nationally for liberal arts colleges by Washington Monthly.

LOCATED JUST NORTH of Austin in historic Georgetown, Southwestern University was the first private institution of higher learning in Texas. It boasts a rich academic tradition and a reputation for graduates who go on to create positive change in their chosen fields. This dedication is one of the many reasons that Southwestern is included among only 40 “Colleges That Change Lives” year after year.

Southwestern students learn to approach complex issues using a variety of perspectives. Drawing from multiple disciplines, they become agile 21st century thinkers with the skills needed to succeed in jobs of the future. Our graduates are highly sought after by employers and top graduate schools. In fact, our Office of Career Services is ranked no. 1 in Texas and no. 4 in the nation by The Princeton Review.

Southwestern offers 35 majors and 39 minors, including four new minors added for Fall 2017: animal studies, data science, health studies and international studies. It also offers excellent pre-professional pathways with specialized advising including medicine, law, dentistry and theology.

Southwestern’s interdisciplinary curriculum incorporates inquiry-based learning into classes and laboratories through intentional, evidence-based practices. A strong and successful scientific community will soon be housed within a new state-of-the-art science facility.

Through collaboration, civic engagement, intercultural learning, and undergraduate research, SU students develop the skills to think across disciplines and integrate new outlooks into their areas of studies, their careers, and their lives.

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