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 that empowers 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 2021 graduating class revealed that a year after graduation, 98.1 percent are starting a first career or in graduate school.
Southwestern’s 701-acre 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 and creative economy.