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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 1,489
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $39,060 PER YR.
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) N/A
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 98
Median SAT/ACT 1188/26.5
% 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 100
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 67
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 75
% of Freshmen Who Return 85
% 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.
  • Ranked no. 1 in Texas and 12th nationally for career services by the Princeton Review.
  • 17 Fulbright scholars in the past 17 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.

As the first private institution of higher learning in Texas, Southwestern University boasts a rich academic tradition and a reputation for graduates who go on to create positive change in their chosen fields. It’s 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 an agile 21st century thinkers, ready to engage in a complex 21st-century world.

Graduates are moving the frontiers of knowledge ever forward with new ideas, original research and imaginative artistic works. It’s no wonder that 92 percent of our graduates are employed or accepted to top-ranked graduate programs within 10 months.

Southwestern University incorporates the process of inquiry 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.

Southwestern offers an excellent springboard to a medical, dental or veterinary post-graduate degree. Southwestern graduates are valued for their ability to bridge ideas and practices across a diverse range of approaches.

Through collaboration, civic engagement, intercultural learning, and undergraduate research, you’ll learn to think across disciplines and integrate new outlooks into your major, your career and your life.

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