PO Box 770 Georgetown, TX 78627-0770 512-863-1200
www.southwestern.edu admission@southwestern.edu
About Southwestern University
  • Year of Foundation 1840
  • Size of Campus 703 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation United Methodist
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,309
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 63%, 37%, 7%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $31,630
  • Room and Board $9,240
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $40
  • Enrollment No. 1,291
As the first institution of higher learning in Texas, Southwestern University has a rich history grounded in the pioneering spirit of those who settled the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Our 1,300 students have a passion for intellectual and personal growth, enjoy small classes and stimulating interactions with our faculty of teacher-scholars who reflect our core values. Southwestern is a private, highly selective liberal arts institution encompassing the Brown College of Arts and Sciences and the Sarofim School of Fine Arts. Classroom learning is augmented by an environment that encourages participation in faculty-student research, athletics, intramural and recreational sports, and over 90 student organizations. Living-Learning Communities and the Paideia Program offer exceptional opportunities to fully integrate one's experiences in and out of the classroom. Located in historic Georgetown, just north of Austin, Southwestern's serene residential campus occupies a small portion of 700 acres that include the San Gabriel river and areas reserved for biological and environmental research. Georgetown and the surrounding area offer many opportunities for putting learning into practice through volunteerism, civic engagement and internships.
Social Life And Activities
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) A. M. Levy Jewish Student Organization, Canterbury of SU, Catholic Student Association, Cross Training, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kappa Upsilon Chi, Lutherans at SU, Muslim Student Organization, Sigma Phi Lamda, Uni
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 31%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asia Club, Ebony, Indian Student Association, Latinos Unidos, Southwestern International Club, SU Native
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 4
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 4
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming, Mall Ball, Sing, Brown Symposium, Parents' and Grandparents' Weekend, SU Day of Service, Late Night Breakfast
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Percent students who are frat members 29%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Beta Beta Beta, Kappa Delta Pi, Lambda Pi Eta, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 4
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Austin (35), none
  • Distance to nearest train Austin (29)
  • Distance to nearest bus Georgetown (3)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 30%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 80%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 89%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 18
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (27%), women's dorms (20%), men's dorms (16%), fraternity housing (7%), apartment for single students (30%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 69%
Campus Services
  • Number Of Microforms 61,358
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help writing, study skills, other
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 33,941
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 20
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 342,020
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 14,988
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 300
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Museums Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center, Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, Lois Perkins Chapel, Roy H. Cullen Academic Mall, A. Frank Smith, Jr., Library Center, Corbin J. Robertson Athletics Center, Fountainwood Observatory
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 2,973
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Library Facilities Senator John Tower Collection
Student Employment and Career
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,200
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 24%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 58%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs National Instruments, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, AmeriCorps, Austin ISD, Ameriprise Financial
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Town