Southwestern University

Southwestern University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Southwestern University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. 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?

2022 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 102 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Southwestern as #470 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Southwestern also holds the #23 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Southwestern?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Southwestern University is a competitive 49%, 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 63% 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 660. Math scores were between 540 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southwestern University  ( 570 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Southwestern University  ( 540 to 640 )
Southwestern received ACT scores from 42% 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 at Southwestern University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  70 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 67%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  67 out of 100

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Southwestern University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,506 undergraduates at Southwestern with 1,488 being full-time and 18 being part-time.

How Much Does Southwestern University Cost?

The overall average net price of Southwestern is $25,470. 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 +
$20,296 $21,578 $20,394 $25,750 $31,386

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Southwestern, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,978 a year. That adds up to $27,912 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southwestern is 3.9%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Southwestern make about $54,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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 located in Georgetown, Texas. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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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 69 $51,392
General Psychology 28 $25,194
Communication & Media Studies 24 $32,569
Political Science & Government 22 $31,133
General Biology 22 $31,670
Computer Information Systems 19 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 15 $16,169
History 13 NA
Romance Languages 12 $37,208
Economics 12 NA

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

Learn more about online learning at Southwestern University.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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