Southwest Texas State University, founded in 1899, is a public, comprehensive university. It was created to prepare teachers to teach in Texas public schools. That mission continues, as one in every 12 Texas teachers today has earned a degree or a certification from SWT. The university has grown to become a major comprehensive regional university, with several outstanding academic programs. Its program in geography and planning has been ranked the best in the nation, and programs in theatre arts, music, sound recording technology, communication disorders, mass communication, speech communication, physical therapy and sociology have gained national or regional recognition. Its 427-acre campus is located in San Marcos, 30 miles from Austin.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
33,917
Undergraduates
14,178
Men - 41.8%
19,740
Women - 58.2%
3,230
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 23,583 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
543 average
500-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
560 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,086
Out-of-state: $42,686
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,550
Out-of-state: $27,150
Room and Board
$11,336
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$12,082
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,950
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,399
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
1%
10-19
15%
20-29
22%
30-39
9%
40-49
5%
50-99
6%
Over 100
41%
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San Antonio, Austin Population
50,001
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Antonio, Austin
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
20% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bobcats
Sororities
5% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
2.6%
Black/African-American
9.4%
Hispanic/Latino
40%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
43.6%
Unknown
0.2%
International Students
0.5% from 50 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
29.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.0%
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