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Undergraduate Enrollment 673
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $22,188 PER YR.
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $22,188 PER YR.
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 98
Median SAT/ACT 990/20
% of African American Students 14.2
% of Asian American Students 6.5
% of Hispanic Students 47.5
% of International Students 4.8
Student/Teacher Ratio 12:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 46
% of Male/% of Female Students 39/61
Greek System? NO
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 81
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 21
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 43
% of Freshmen Who Return 71
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School N/A

Southwestern Adventist University

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100 W. Hillcrest, Keene, TX 76059











  • With a ranking of no. thirteen in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges in the West,” Southwestern Adventist University provides the right mix of academic excellence and affordability.
  • The Dinosaur Science Museum and lab on campus have more than 30,000 bones and a yearly dinosaur research program at a Wyoming dig site.
  • Small class sizes with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.

THE SPIRIT OF TEXAS inspired Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) to open its doors more than 125 years ago in 1893, as a university modest in size but big in vision. SWAU excels at creating an atmosphere of learning, with direct access to professors doing research and students receiving hands-on training and real-world experience.

The university offers a variety of undergraduate degree programs including a psychology degree with an emphasis in school guidance, a music degree with a pre-med emphasis, and a new criminal justice program. In addition to baccalaureate degrees, SWAU offers master's programs in education and psychology. A state-of-the-art nursing building, completed in 2018, features specialized medical manikins, simulation hospital rooms, and medical surgery labs.

SWAU has always had a reputation for being super friendly. You can't walk across campus without making a new friend. This atmosphere has attracted students from more than forty countries, as has the green, residential campus with beautiful facilities. SWAU is rated as the no. one safest colleges in Texas by, though its campus is only twenty minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

A Seventh-day Adventist Christian school, SWAU promotes healthy living, spiritual well-being through worship and assembly services, and eternal values through academic mentorship. Faith-based events include community outreach, Christian music concerts, spring-break mission trips, and residence hall chapel services. Students of all faiths are welcome.

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