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Southwestern University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Southwestern University Chapel

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Southwestern University Description:

Founded in 1840, Southwestern University is the oldest university in Texas. The school is located in Georgetown, just north of Austin. The designation of "university" is a bit misleading, for the college got rid of its graduate programs in the second half of the twentieth century and focused on strengthening its undergraduate curriculum. Today, Southwestern is a well-respected and highly selective liberal arts college. The school's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The Southwestern Pirates compete in Division III athletics.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,394 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Scholarships for Southwestern University (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,410
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,180
  • Other Expenses: $1,220
  • Total Cost: $46,810

Southwestern University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 51%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,028
    • Loans: $8,290

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business, Communication Studies, Drama, English, Psychology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 67%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 75%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Southwestern University's Core Purpose:

statement from http://www.southwestern.edu/about/corevalues.php

"Fostering a liberal arts community whose values and actions encourage contributions toward the well-being of humanity."

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