Southwestern University

Georgetown, Texas

Team Name: Pirates

Address: 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626


Phone: 800-252-3166

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Southwestern University

Georgetown, Texas

AS THE FIRST institution of higher learning in Texas and one of the state’s leading liberal arts institutions, Southwestern University (SU) has been providing students with a distinctive, values-centered education since 1840.

Nationally recognized for faculty–student collaborations, SU offers a paideia approach, empowering students to make connections across disciplines, cultures, and experiences. Through civic engagement, undergraduate research, study abroad, internships, and other activities, students are inspired to think broadly and deeply and to approach challenges and opportunities from multiple perspectives. In addition, SU’s award-winning career services program prepares students for post-graduation success. A recent poll of the 2022 graduating class revealed that a year after graduation, more than 98 percent are starting a first career or are in graduate school. The 2023 graduating class had a 100 percent medical school acceptance rate.

SU’s 701-acre, environmentally sustainable campus features historic buildings, spacious sports and recreational facilities, multiple research laboratories, two live-performance theaters, and countless outdoor places to study, relax, or socialize on a campus green or in the ample shade of its giant oaks. Thanks to SU’s Pirate Bike program, bright yellow bikes—scattered across campus—are ready to ride any time, free of charge, day or night. Students also walk or bike to Georgetown’s historic town square. With some of the biggest U.S. tech companies just minutes away, SU students have unlimited opportunities to participate in a dynamic economy that is a top location in the country to launch a career.

By The Numbers


Acceptance Rate N/A
Median composite SAT score 1250
Median ACT score 27
Undergraduate Enrollment 1,459
Students on Financial Aid 97%


In-State Tuition $2,106 per hour
Out-of-State Tuition $2,106 per hour
Room and Board $7,001+


African American Students 6%
Asian American Students 4%
Hispanic Students 28%
International Students 2%
Male/Female Ratio 45/55

Campus Life

Greek System Yes
Freshman Living on Campus
Freshmen Who Return 96%
Student/Teacher Ratio 11:1
Full-Time Faculty 115


Graduation in Four Years 66%
Graduation Overall 74%
Alumni Who Give $ to School 23%

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