Visit Campus

The best way to find out if Southwestern is right for you: visit us. Tour our campus. Meet our students and faculty. Stay overnight in a residence hall. Experience Southwestern — see firsthand the many ways we think, create and connect.

Apply Yourself

Your first step toward success at Southwestern, the top-ranked National Liberal Arts College in Texas, is submitting your application. We believe that getting to know you as an individual is the only way a selective university like Southwestern can make a match.

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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+

2016 Class Profile

Total Class Population:

381

Top 25% of Class:

70%

Female:

56%

Male:

44%

Out-of-State & International:

11%

Underrepresented Students:

39%

Mid 50% SAT* (CR+M):

1130-1350

Mid 50% ACT (Composite):

23-28

* 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 Perfect College Combo:
Georgetown + Austin

The first institution of higher learning in Texas, Southwestern University is an independent, four-year, undergraduate liberal arts college, located in Georgetown just 25 miles north of Austin, Texas.

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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.

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$23,571

average gift per student

97%

receive merit-based aid

Find your passion

Academics are central to the Southwestern Experience. Here, students have numerous opportunities to work collaboratively with professors who are both innovative teachers and leaders in their respective fields of research, and their work is regularly published or presented regionally and nationally. Southwestern students have a well-rounded college experience, with 100+ student organizations, 20 NCAA Division III varsity athletic teams, and numerous intramural and club sports from which to choose. But you don't have to take our word for it. Here's what our students, professors and alumni have to say about Southwestern.

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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