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SOUTHWESTERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY - [SWAU], KEENE, TEXAS

Keene, TexasLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1893Established Year
  817Enrollment

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

Located in the rural setting of Keene, Southwestern Adventist University was founded in 1893. The university has a tradition of offering quality education in the field of liberal arts and sciences for over 125 years. Southwestern Adventist University offers a diverse range of Bachelor’s and Master’s programs and is one of the best universities to study in the USA. Apart from undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the university also offers pre-professional programs and distance education opportunities.

  • As of 2016, 100% of recent graduates in biology, computer science, math, education, English, music, and theology are employed or pursuing higher studies.
  • The university has an 88% pass rate according to NCLEX–2017.
  •  The university is home to students from over 38 countries and represents diverse cultures and ethnicity.
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Rankings

Southwestern Adventist University has some of the best rankings in the United States.

  • #11 in US News Regional Colleges West Rankings.
  • #3 in US News Top Performers on Social Mobility.
  • #14 in Safest College Campus in America 
  • #1 Safest College in Texas according to Niche.
  • Ranked #2 in Most Diverse Colleges in Texas by Niche.
  • Ranked #10 in Best College West Region by College Census.

Highlights

The major highlights and profiles of Southwestern Adventist University are given as follows.

Type of UniversityPrivate
The Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Student Population879
Percentage of International Students5%
Academic CalendarSemester Wise
Application SeasonFall/Spring
Undergraduate Application Fee25 USD
Acceptance Rate55%
Basic Tuition and Fees for International Undergraduate Students21,528 USD
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL, IELTS, ACT, SAT
Official University Websiteswau.edu

Programs, Campus and Residence

Campus

Southwestern Adventist University has a beautiful campus scrolling over 150 hectares in the village of Keene, United States.

Southwestern Adventist University

The campus offers several opportunities and some of them are mentioned below.

  •  Personal development as well as skill development via clubs and activities. 
  • Intramural, athletic and sports activities including soccer, basketball, volleyball, acrobatics, kickball, and softball. 
  • Recreational opportunities to students, including a gymnasium and a swimming pool.

The Center for Academic Success and Advising (CASA) in the university helps every student by giving personalized academic, social and career counseling.

Housing Facilities/ Residence

Southwestern Adventist University is a residential campus and all unmarried undergraduate students below 22 years of age are required to stay in one of the residence halls of the university if their course needs 6 credit hours or more. Graduate students can opt to stay on-campus or off-campus. The campus has four residence halls in all, two each for men and women. Students are sorted into the residence halls as per their age. Students aged 21 years or older will get separate residence halls from younger students.

  • All rooms have heating and air conditioning facilities.
  • The rooms are fully furnished and designed for double occupancy.
  • A kitchen facility is also provided in every residence hall.
  • Laundry and ironing facilities are provided.
  • Mail service is provided.
  • Parking facilities are provided in all residence halls.
  • Healthcare services are provided to all students, in case they fall ill or get minor injuries.

Programs

Southwestern Adventist University offers a variety of undergraduate degrees and programs in science, business administration, communication, criminal justice, psychology, religion, sports, music, nursing, and theology. Graduate courses are offered in counseling and education. The university also offers pre-professional programs in medical, engineering, law and veterinary courses.

The university awards the following Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees -

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)
  • Bachelor of Business and Administration
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Education (MEd)
  • Certificate Programs

Admissions

The university follows a semester-wise academic calendar (Fall/ Spring/ Summer). The admission process for international students is detailed below.

How to Apply: Apply online via the official admissions website of the university or submit a formal application to the Admissions Office offline.

Application Fee: There is no application fee for online applications.Offline/ paper applications require an application fee of USD 25. The application fee for graduate admissions is 50 USD.

There is a late fee of USD 200 for applications submitted after the deadlines.

Application Deadlines:

The application deadlines are as follows:

AdmissionFall SemesterSpring Semester
Undergraduate AdmissionsMay 1, 2019October 1, 2019
Graduate AdmissionsAugust 1, 2019November 1, 2019

Admission Requirements:

Apart from meeting the eligibility criteria, students who are enrolling for the undergraduate and graduate programs are needed to submit documents. The admission requirements for undergraduate and graduate programs are mentioned below.

For Undergraduate admissions the admission requirements are:

  • Official academic transcripts and their certified English translations.
  • ACT or SAT scores.
  • English language proficiency certificates. 
  • Valid passport information.

Graduate admissions need to fulfill the mentioned admission requirements:

  • Official Transcripts of all undergraduate college or coursework.
  • Evidence of English Proficiency.
  • GRE or GMAT scores.
  • Two recommendation letters.
  • Personal essay in 500 – 750 words on your most important life experiences and future goals.

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for undergraduate studies are summarized below.

The university offers yearly and semester tuition fee packages for undergraduate students. For graduate students, the tuition fee has to be paid per credit hour. The tuition fee for undergraduate and graduate fees is mentioned below in the table. Expenses apart from the Tuition fee have also been listed in the table below. 

ExpensesPer Semester
Undergraduate Tuition Fee10,764 USD
Graduate Tuition Fee897.00 USD (per credit hour)
SA Fee110 USD
Technology Fee220 USD
Residence Hall1,950 USD
Meal Plan1,950 USD
Residence Hall Students14,994 USD

Apart from the 1950 USD for the residence hall, an additional deposit of 200 USD has to be paid as well.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The university offers freshman merit scholarships for international students. The scholarships are based on GPA in the official academic transcripts submitted during admission. The grants awarded are as follows. The scholarship can be renewed every year if the student gets the required renewal GPA in his/ her course.

Award NameHigh School GPAAmount
Award of ExcellenceGPA 3.95-4.00USD 8,000 per year
Trustee AwardGPA 3.85-3.94USD 7,000 per year
Presidential AwardGPA 3.75-3.84USD 6,000 per year
Academic Dean AwardGPA 3.60-3.74USD 4,000 per year
Achievement AwardGPA 3.00-3.59USD 3,000 per year
Admission AwardGPA 2.50-2.99USD 2,000 per year

Work While You Study

All students taking 6 or more credit hours can work on campus. Students can apply online for a job on campus or by contacting the concerned department in person. The university has a unique web portal by which students can discover job opportunities and vacancies available on campus and apply for interested posts. About 74% of students studying at Southwestern Adventist University work while they study on campus.

Alumni Network

The Alumni Association of Southwestern Adventist University helps you to stay connected with your friends and classmates, and also helps to build new relations around the world with its alumni network. Alumni of the university receive several benefits including insurance facilities, and access the gym, library, pool and Hopps museum. The Alumni Association conducts homecoming events so that you can reconnect with your fellow alumni. Also, quarterly newsletters are sent by mail from the alumni association which helps to stay updated with the university news. Notable alumni of the university include Emily Laughlin and Destiny Silva.

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Southwestern Adventist University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1015
FAFSA Code003619
Application Cost$25
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$20,904 / 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
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10209001140 55%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing530450610-
Mathematics490450530-
ACTCheck Detailed Score211824 45%
English221726-
Mathematics211626-

Southwestern Adventist University Acceptance Rate

62.4%

Acceptance Rate

1350

Total Applicants

1015

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

40.3%

Male

59.7%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program62.3%
Total Applicants1564
Total Enrolled975
Graduate
Graduate Programs61.5%
Total Applicants65
Total Enrolled40

Southwestern Adventist University Enrollment

Enrollment
Southwestern Adventist University Enrollment1015
Undergraduate Enrollment975
Graduate Enrollment40
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate32.1%

Attendance Cost

$20,904

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$20,904 / Year
Post Graduate Program$26,130 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,550 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$7,500 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,950 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$7,306 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,950 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,306 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,950 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
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100 W. Hillcrest Street, TX 76059
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Shopping Mall

Old Betsy Village0.48 Km
Layma Farms Antique Alley6.47 Km
Knick Knack Shack7.55 Km
Cleburne Shopping Center7.61 Km
Stonewater Church7.92 Km

Book Store

Texas Adventist Book Center0.57 Km
Rocket 77 Used Books1.06 Km
Cleburne Christian Fellowship6.65 Km
The Published Page Bookshop7.95 Km

Pharmacy

Keene Pharmacy0.61 Km
Keene Pharmcay2.47 Km
Sav-On Pharmacy6.56 Km
Albertsons Pharmacy6.58 Km
Monclova coah6.97 Km
Genoa Healthcare7.16 Km
Brookshire's Pharmacy7.94 Km
Prescription Health Resources7.99 Km
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Airport

Embry Ranch Airport-Tx674.47 Km

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