Education for Tomorrow

Southwestern University is Texas’ first institution of higher learning. A selective, nationally recognized undergraduate university, SU offers a superior arts and science education grounded in inquiry, original thought, and contribution to the greater good.


Academics for innovative thinking, effective creativity, and lifelong learning.

Award-winning faculty.
Breakthrough curriculum.
Future-ready graduates.

Our graduates' success makes SU "The Best College in Texas for Getting a Job."

Education Evolved

The unprecedented rate of change in today's world means that 65% of current students will be employed in a job that has yet to be created. Southwestern University prepares you for this new reality with a breakthrough curriculum and real-world opportunities that will equip you with the intellectual skills to think critically, adapt, collaborate, and view problems and solutions from multiple perspectives.

SU's evolved brand of higher education is inspired by the Classical Greek idea of Paideia: the development of the complete citizen, well versed in both Science and the Humanities. At Southwestern, Paideia means understanding deeply across a range of disciplines to optimize your own capacity for original thinking and discovery.

Anderson Paak performs at a concert during South By Southwest (SXSW) 2016

On the Austin Edge

Just 20 minutes from Austin, Georgetown provides the best of both worlds: historic charm and beautiful parks as well as easy access to the vibrant capital city recently dubbed the “Silicon Valley of the South.”

Home to the most beautiful town square in Texas, the San Gabriel River, and all the open-hearted cheer of the Friendship State, it’s no surprise that Georgetown is the only Texas city included in Southern Living’s “The South's Best College Towns.”

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One of the Top 100 National Liberal Arts Colleges, U.S. News & World Report

15

average class size

92%

of students are employed or accepted to graduate or professional school within 10 months of graduating

1/3

of students study abroad at least once

CTCL

one of 40 Colleges That Change Lives

82%

of incoming students receive a merit scholarship of $17,000+

2017 Class Profile

Acceptance Rate

43%

Top 25% of Class:

73%

Female:

56%

Male:

44%

Out-of-State & International:

11%

Underrepresented Students:

43%

Mid 50% SAT* (CR+M):

1120-1300

Mid 50% ACT (Composite):

23-29

* Scores based on recentered scale

APP 101: Ways to Apply

First-Year Applications

For high school and home school seniors

3 Simple Steps for a First-Year Application:

  1. Submit application and essay by posted deadlines
  2. Submit required documents (counselor recommendation, official transcript, SAT and/or ACT scores)
  3. Visit campus and conduct a personal interview
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Transfer Applications

For two- and four-year college students with twelve or more college credits/hours

3 Simple Steps to a Transfer Application:

  1. Submit application and essay by posted deadlines
  2. Submit required documents (official college and high school transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, college official’s report)
  3. Visit campus and conduct a personal interview
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International Applications

For students graduating from a high school outside of the United States

3 Simple Steps to a Successful International Application:

  1. Submit application and essay by posted deadlines
  2. Demonstrate mastery of written and oral English
  3. Submit all required supporting documents
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Other Applications

For gap year, readmission, and non-degree seeking visiting and auditing students

Join the Southwestern Experience:

  1. Select appropriate application or informational link on the right navigation
  2. Read all instructions and information thoroughly
  3. Submit all required supporting documents
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Financial Aid

For all students eligible for federal and state financial aid programs

  1. Submit application and essay by posted deadlines
  2. Submit required documents (counselor recommendation, official transcript, SAT and/or ACT scores)
  3. Visit campus and conduct a personal interview
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A Best Value

When comparing college costs you'll find Southwestern to be a tremendous value. Tuition at public universities may seem lower at first glance, but when you factor in financial aid and graduation rates, it can be quite a different story.

Apply for Aid

$23,571

average gift per student

98%

receive merit-based aid

SU Voices

The writing skills I honed at SU have not only helped me win 13 Associated Press Broadcasters awards & a Lone Star EMMY, but they've landed me jobs in tough Texas markets.

Adam Winkler, Class of 2004

Writing Testimonial

Our students motivate each other to excel, collectively creating an environment of shared success. I have been so impressed at this collaborative spirit. They truly inspire and challenge me to be a better professor.

Debika Sihi, Asst. Prof. of Business

Studying Testimonial
Yourself Testimonial

Be yourself, keep an open mind and don’t be afraid to explore. It may seem difficult, but Southwestern has a way of guiding you toward undiscovered passions that will make you wonder: how have I been missing this all along?

Taylor Lewis, Class of 2018

Involved Testimonial

To me, a big part of being at Southwestern is how involved you can be, not just in clubs and sports teams, but in your education. Professors are so open and really excited about students learning, thus they let you be a part of what you learn.

Marissa Madrid-Ortega,
Class of 2018

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