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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of the Southwest

Hobbs, NM

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is not required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English  
Mathematics  
Science  
Foreign Language  
Social Studies  
History  
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTConsidered if submittedNot reported
SAT OnlyNot used if submittedNot reported
ACT OnlyNot used if submittedNot reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACTConsidered if submittedNot reported
SAT Subject Tests OnlyConsidered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address6610 Lovington Highway
City, State, ZipHobbs, NM  88240-9129
Phone(575) 392-6563
Fax 
E-mailadmissions@usw.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Application FeeNo fee required
Application Fee WaiverNot reported
Regular Admission NotificationRolling
Accept Offer of AdmissionNo set date
Waiting List UsedNo
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
 
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular
Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate66% of 263 applicants were admitted
   Women65% of 125 applicants were admitted
   Men67% of 138 applicants were admitted
Students EnrolledNot reported
   WomenNot reported
   MenNot reported
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA2.63
3.75 and Above17%
3.50 - 3.7415%
3.25 - 3.4911%
3.00 - 3.2425%
2.50 - 2.9911%
2.00 - 2.4915%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math426 average
381-455 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT Critical Reading422 average
361-515 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT WritingNot reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite18 average
15-21 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 7%
Top quarter: 18%
Top half: 53%
Bottom half: 47%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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