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Want the scoop on Southwestern University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Southwestern offers, how the school ranks, 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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2021 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 22 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Southwestern as #232 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Southwestern also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

See all of the rankings for Southwestern University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Southwestern?

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 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 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 )

Learn more about Southwestern University admissions.

Southwestern University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Southwestern it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Southwestern University is 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 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 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

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Southwestern University.

Good Overall Diversity at Southwestern

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,511 undergraduates at Southwestern with 1,495 being full-time and 16 being part-time.

Southwestern Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Southwestern is 76.69 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  76.69 out of 100
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How Much Does Southwestern University Cost?

The overall average net price of Southwestern is $26,393. 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

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,749 $19,768 $23,820 $26,773 $33,356

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, 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, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $7,885 a year. That adds up to $31,540 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southwestern is 3.7%. 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 Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Southwestern make around $54,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Southwestern graduates since it is 36% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Southwestern University make the most money.

Location of Southwestern University

Southwestern University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Georgetown, Texas. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Southwestern University

Contact details for Southwestern 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
General Business/Commerce 53 NA
Communication & Media Studies 31 NA
General Psychology 31 NA
General Biology 26 NA
Political Science & Government 20 NA
Health & Physical Education 19 NA
General Education 17 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 17 NA
General English Literature 16 NA
Anthropology 14 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Southwestern University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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