Southwestern University is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Georgetown, Texas, which is a predominantly rural area. The school's United Methodist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. Approximately 1,400 students enroll at SU per year.
Students may choose from several areas of study, including but not limited to:
- Communications And Journalism
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Social Sciences
- English Language And Literature
Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores between 1120 - 1330 on the SAT and in a range of 25 - 31 for the ACT exam is typical among students accepted to this school. Approximately 60 percent of all students that applied were admitted at this school, with 20 percent of those accepted choosing to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at southwestern.edu.
Undergraduate tuition is approximately $37,000 per year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students may check the school's net price calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. On-campus housing is available for students and costs around $5,300 each year. Students enrolled at SU may be eligible for aid which is usually grants and loans.
The SU "Pirates" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
- Golf (NCAA Division III)
Students who wish to view more about SU can take a look at their website at http://www.southwestern.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Southwestern University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Southwestern University is around 1,500 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 24% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $41,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- Part time students pay in the range of $1,600 to $1,900 per unit
- May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$23,691|
|Receiving Student Loans||55%||$9,094|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Southwestern University may offer student services like:
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
SU has a very high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||65%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||5%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1951)
SU is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Southwestern University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Southwestern University.
- Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX (173 miles away)
- Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, TX (203 miles away)
- Texas A&M University - Texarkana in Texarkana, TX (287 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below:
- Review a complete list of all the Texas colleges
- Review a list of Texas private colleges
- Browse our list of Texas liberal arts colleges
- See other Christian and Bible Colleges in Texas
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Southwestern University for official up-to-date information.