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Southwestern University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Southwestern University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Southwestern University Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Southwestern University was awarded 39 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Southwestern U is ranked #193 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Southwestern U held the #229 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 80 colleges in Texas, Southwestern U is ranked at #8.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Southwestern U?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Southwestern University is a competitive 43%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 77% of students accepted to Southwestern U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 670. Math scores were between 540 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southwestern University  ( 570 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Southwestern University  ( 540 to 650 )
Southwestern U received ACT scores from 56% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Southwestern University  ( 23 to 29 )

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Southwestern University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Southwestern U, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access student will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Southwestern University is 75%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  75 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southwestern University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Southwestern University has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Southwestern U for first-time, full-time students is 69%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  69 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Southwestern U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,396 undergraduates at Southwestern U with 1,367 being full-time and 29 being part-time.

Southwestern U Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Southwestern U is 61.48 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  61.48 out of 100
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How Much Does Southwestern University Cost?

The overall average net price of Southwestern U is $24,993. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Southwestern U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,757 $20,214 $21,124 $25,217 $30,510

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Southwestern U, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Southwestern U, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $8,375 a year. That adds up to $33,500 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southwestern U is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Southwestern U Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Southwestern U make around $54,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Southwestern U graduates since it is 32% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


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Location of Southwestern University

Southwestern University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Georgetown, Texas. Georgetown is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Southwestern University

Contact details for Southwestern U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1001 E. University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626
Phone: 512-863-6511

Southwestern University Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates

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