CREATIVE AND CURIOUS, dedicated and thoughtful, Southwestern University (SU) students learn to collaborate, adapt, and view problems from multiple perspectives through dynamic classroom discussions and real-world learning experiences. SU professors genuinely care about their students, providing one-on-one attention and mentorship through rigorous teaching and collaborative research.
The university’s award-winning career services staff and active alumni mentors provide multiple opportunities to network and receive insider advice. Recent alumni are studying in graduate programs at University of California campuses and Dartmouth, and work at Google, NASA, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Located in scenic Georgetown 28 miles north of Austin, Southwestern was the first institution of higher education in Texas and is one of the state’s top liberal arts colleges. The curriculum incorporates the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences, with 26 academic departments offering 37 majors and 41 minors. In addition, SU offers seven pre-professional pathways, including pre-engineering, pre-law, and pre-medicine.
Complementing the university’s academic philosophy of inquiry-based learning, SU students participate in transformative experiences such as study away or abroad, internships, undergraduate research, and civic engagement. The majority of SU students live on campus and enjoy one hundred student organizations. The Pirates compete in twenty different varsity sports at the NCAA Division III level.