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University of the Southwest

Hobbs, NM

University of the Southwest, founded in 1962, is a private college of arts and sciences with religious affiliation. Its 162-acre campus is located in Hobbs, southwest of Lubbock, Tex.

Web Sitewww.usw.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students450
   Women203 (45.1%)
   Men247 (54.9%)
Graduate Students609

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate66% of 263 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Essay
Extracurricular Activities
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA2.63
SAT Math426 average
381-455 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading422 average
361-515 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite18 average
15-21 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$27,795
Tuition and Fees
$16,560
Room and Board
$7,535
Average Percent of Need MetNot reported
Average Freshman AwardNot reported
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
18
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 60% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 10% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Hobbs Population36,041
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 82% of freshmen, 42% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
MascotMustang
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2% Asian
13.6% Black/African-American
47.1% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
11.8% White
26.4% Unknown
International StudentsNot reported
First-Year Students Returning56.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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