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Southwestern University
Georgetown, TX
Southwestern, founded in 1840, is a church-affiliated university of liberal arts and sciences. Its 100-acre campus is located in Georgetown, 28 miles north of Austin.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,486
   Women 854 (57.5%)
   Men 632 (42.5%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 45% of 3,773 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 579 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 592 average
530-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $53,278
  Tuition and Fees $39,060
  Room and Board $11,658
Average Percent of Need Met 96%
Average Freshman Award $34,827
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 112
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Georgetown Population 52,303
Nearest Metropolitan Area Austin
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 77% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Pirates
Sororities 20% of women participate
Fraternities 29% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.9% Asian
5.7% Black/African-American
21.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.2% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students 2.2% from 14 countries
First-Year Students Returning 85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 65.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 25.0%