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SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY - [SU], GEORGETOWN, TEXAS

Georgetown, TexasLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1840Established Year
  1396Enrollment

Southwestern University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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Southwestern University is a private, independent, undergraduate institute in Texas founded in 1840 through a merger of several colleges. With a flexible curriculum, cutting edge research, experiential learning, modern ways of critical evaluation and thinking, and real-world application; SU, as it is also called, is poised in equipping students with the necessary skills required in the modern workplace to adapt, collaborate, create, and view problems from multiple perspectives.

The University offers 40 bachelor’s degrees in arts, sciences, fine arts, and music, interdisciplinary and pre-professional programs. Only Undergraduate programs and no graduate degrees or programs are offered by the University.

Ranking

Southwestern University is ranked:

  • 59th by U.S. News and World Report in 2020 list of Best Value Schools
  • 218th in the list of U.S. University Rankings in 2020 by Times Higher Education
  • 2nd in the list of Best Colleges with No Application Fee in Texas in 2020 by Niche

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Campus SettingUrban
LocationGeorgetown, Texas, USA
Official Websitesouthwestern.edu
Establishment Year1840
Accredited BySouthern Association of Colleges and Schools
Campus Location1001 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626, United States
No. Of Courses Offered40 majors, 36 minors
Acceptance Rate (2019)49%
% of International Students (2019)12%
Total Faculty112
Part-time Faculty40
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Average Class Size18
Average Freshman Retention Rate85%

Campus

The University is situated on 701 beautiful Central Texas acres located at 1001 E. University Avenue, Georgetown, Texas in the Austin Area

  • Some notable facilities on campus include administration buildings, residential housing, campus center, academic malls, laboratories, art galleries, athletic field houses, greenhouse and communities garden, etc.
  • Southwestern University is one of the tops and safest schools in the United States, with 24/7 on-campus police patrols, late night transport service, 24-hour emergency telephones, controlled dormitory access, etc.
  • SU offers free weekly shuttles to the local shopping centers off-campus.
  • Over 60% of SU students participate in some organized physical activity annually.

Residence

  • Southwestern University offers a variety of living options (single-gender or co-ed) and residential facilities including residence halls and spacious apartments to students.
  • All freshmen and second-year students are required to live on campus.
  • 78% of students live in campus-owned, operated or affiliated housing
  • Price of freshmen residential halls range from 5,330 USD to 6,800 USD per year; while upper-class students range from 5,330 USD to 14,830 USD
  • Meal plan options are available to all students regardless of the choice of residency (on-campus or off-campus resident).
  • SU also offers academic mentorship, guidance, and resources to students via the PASS (Planning for Academic Success at Southwestern) program.

Programs

  • Southwestern University offers over 40 majors and 36 minors across 26 academic departments in the three schools - the Brown College of Arts and Sciences, the Garey School of Natural Sciences, and the Sarofim School of Fine Arts.
  • The most popular majors at SU include Business Management, Psychology, Communication, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
  • SU also offers community-engaged learning to promote sustained, mutually beneficial collaborations between students and faculty members aimed at student learning and community benefits.
  • SU also offers interdisciplinary programs to increase student’s exposure to a wider pool of knowledge
  • Interested Undergraduates across all fields are also trained in the act of writing at the Debby Ellis Writing Center.
  • SU offers several learning facilities and resources to students with disabilities.
  • More than 30% of students study abroad

Application Process

International students seeking admissions at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

  • Application portal: School Admission Portal, Common Application, ApplyTexas Application, and Coalition Application
  • Application fee: Free
  • Application Deadline:
    • Early Decision (binding): November 1st
    • Early Action (non-binding): December 1st
    • Regular Decision: February 1st
    • Late Decision: After February 1st on a space-available basis

Supporting documents:

  • Official original academic transcripts, translated in English
  • Application Essay
  • Secondary School Counselor Recommendation
  • Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS)
  • Official TOEFL / IELTS scores (TOEFL iBT:88, IELTS: 6.5)
  • Mid-Year Report (optional)
  • Teacher Recommendation (optional)
  • Parent/Guardian Recommendation (optional)
  • Certification of Finances Form

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic performance

Additionally include (optional) :

  • Participation and demonstrated leadership in extracurricular activities
  • Strength and depth of writing samples
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Cogency and content of recommendations
  • Campus visit
  • Legacy connections
  • United Methodist Church membership

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for 2020-2021 academic session is presented on the table below:

ExpensesLiving on Campus (USD)Living off Campus (USD)Living at Home with Parents (USD)
Tuition and Fees5,12045,12045,120
Room (average)6,1108,5000
Board (average)5,6503,8503,080
Books and Supplies1,3001,3001,300
Transportation, Personal and Misc.1,4002,0502,160
Total59,58060,82051,660

Financial Aid

  • 98% of students enrolled in fall 2018 received financial aid from Southwestern.
  • Students enrolled in fall 2017 received over 8.7 million USD of institutional assistance.
  • Forms of financial aid offered by SU are scholarships, Need-Based Grants, and Work-Study
  • Scholarships available in Southwestern University are:
    • The Garey Scholarship worth over 5,000 USD.
    • Merits Scholarship worth up to 27,500 USD annually
    • Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship with varying worth

Private Sources of Funding

Applying for financial aid programs in the US can be overwhelming due to their extensive application filing process. Here’s a brief list of research scholarship opportunities from private organizations both within the U.S. and India.

Alumni

  • The alumni network connects over 15,000 living members with 13 chapters across the globe.
  • Membership in the Alumni Association is free and for a lifetime.
  • Southwestern alumni offer community-building aids across the world through volunteer service in the Peace Corps.
  • The alumni network organizes homecoming, career fairs, mentoring programs, and other events on campus.
  • Notable members of the network include:
    • Jerry Hardin - Actor
    • Pete Sessions – American Politician
    • Mike Timlin – Baseball Player

Placement

  • As of 2019, 91% of Southwestern graduates were employed or had gotten into graduate or professional school within 10 months
  • The average percentage growth of salary of Southwestern graduates from their starting salary through their mid-career is 51%.
  • According to PayScale, the average salary of Southwestern graduates is 65,000 USD.
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Southwestern University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1536
FAFSA Code003620
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$43,560 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-88- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score121511101320 77%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing620570670-
Mathematics595540650-
ACTCheck Detailed Score262329 56%
English262230-
Mathematics252227-

Southwestern University Acceptance Rate

43.1%

Acceptance Rate

4133

Total Applicants

1536

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

42.3%

Male

57.7%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program43.1%
Total Applicants3561
Total Enrolled1536

Southwestern University Enrollment

Enrollment
Southwestern University Enrollment1536
Undergraduate Enrollment1536
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate76.8%

Attendance Cost

$43,560

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$43,560 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,300 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$11,170 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,300 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$11,210 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$1,910 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,960 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,020 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
21411588553-
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    RANKED  #315

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    1001 E. University Avenue, TX 78626
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    Book Store

    Southwestern University Bookstore0.1 Km
    All Things Kids1.15 Km
    Lark & Owl Booksellers1.29 Km
    Beryl book1.79 Km

    Bus Station

    8th/Myrtle0.21 Km
    Maple/University0.34 Km
    Maple/Southwestern0.36 Km
    Maple/Southwestern0.37 Km
    7th/Pine0.43 Km
    Maple/13th0.55 Km
    8th/Ash0.98 Km
    Maple/18th1.04 Km
    Maple/18th87.46 Km
    Quail Valley/Creekside220.77 Km
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    Gus's Drug0.58 Km
    Patricia J. Corrigan Sr, DPM1.19 Km
    H-E-B Pharmacy2.23 Km
    Leslie K. Smith, PharmD2.24 Km
    Lynda Harris, PharmD2.24 Km
    Walmart Pharmacy2.75 Km
    Gallagher's Phcy2.81 Km
    Erin E. Poynter, PharmD3.23 Km
    CVS Pharmacy3.25 Km
    Walgreens Pharmacy3.32 Km
    Mark Chandler, RPH3.32 Km
    Liberty Pharmacy3.5 Km
    Irvin D. Nguyen, PharmD3.57 Km
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    Restaurant

    Tony And Luigi's Italian Mediterranean Restaurante1.04 Km
    Dos Salsas1.18 Km
    Wildfire1.26 Km
    The Uptown Social1.27 Km
    Monument Cafe1.33 Km
    El Monumento1.51 Km
    Papa John's Pizza1.78 Km
    Chili's Grill & Bar2.1 Km
    Mel's Lone Star Lanes2.18 Km
    Plaka Greek Cafe2.27 Km
    Jimmy John's2.27 Km
    Milano Trattoria2.79 Km
    Wingstop2.89 Km
    Souper Salad2.94 Km
    Cotton Patch Cafe3.23 Km
    Hardtails3.7 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    and 7th leasing opportunity1.15 Km
    Republic Square1.97 Km
    Summit Town Center2.68 Km
    Wolf Ranch Town Center2.78 Km
    Walgreens3.32 Km
    1000 Oaks Center3.32 Km
    Lake Aire Center3.54 Km
    Williamsburg Village Center4.1 Km
    Sunglass Outfitters by Sunglass Hut7.48 Km
    Outletr7.94 Km
    Sunglass Hut7.98 Km
    Round Rock Premium Outlets7.98 Km
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    Super Market

    Family Dollar1.61 Km
    Walmart Supercenter2.75 Km
    Target Grocery3.25 Km
    Whole Pets Market7.1 Km

    Airport

    Bar 3 Ranch Airport-0XA75.08 Km
    Georgetown Municipal Airport5.26 Km
    Georgetown NDB GUO 3325.65 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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