Southwestern University: Statistics

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#632 of 2,523 In the United States
#41 of 119 In Texas
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Religion
United Methodist
Acceptance rate
49%
Average SAT
1230
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$27,757 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,511
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree

Southwestern University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 49% 44% 52%
Applicants 4,766 2,035 2,731
Admissions 2,337 904 1,433
Freshmen enrolled full time 443 197 246
Freshmen enrolled part time 1 1

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
342 or 77%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1140
or below

75% of them
had 1320
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Southwestern University are 1140-1320 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
225 or 51%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Southwestern University are 23-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 918 (61%)
Hispanic 349 (23%)
Black or African American 84 (6%)
Two or more races 62 (4%)
Asian 58 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 21 (1%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 13 (0.9%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 4 (0.3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$27,757/year
Average aid awarded
$28,070
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $20,296
$30-48K $21,578
$48-75K $20,394
$75-110K $25,750
$110K+ $31,386

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $43,560
Tuition in-state $43,560
Tuition out-of-state $43,560

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,106
Combined charge for room and board $11,640
Room charge $5,990
Meal charge $5,650

Southwestern University Majors

Major Bachelor's
Business & Commerce, General 48
Psychology, General 29
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 28
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 26
Political Science and Government, General 20
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 19
Education, General 17
English Language and Literature, General 13
Anthropology 13
Fine & Studio Arts, General 12
Environmental Studies 9
Physics, General 8
Biochemistry 7
Sociology 7
Economics, General 7
History, General 6
Computer and Information Sciences, General 6
Latin American Studies 5
Chemistry, General 5
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 5
Philosophy 5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
Animal Behavior and Ethology 4
Mathematics, General 4
Accounting 3
French Language and Literature 3
Music Performance, General 3
Music Teacher Education 3
Music History, Literature, and Theory 3
Music Theory and Composition 2
Religion & Religious Studies 2
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Women's Studies 2
Latin Language and Literature 1
German Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 332
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 69% 64% 74%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,312
Citations
15,031

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
480 / 3,888
Psychology
170 / 3,068
Medicine
158 / 3,206
Business
143 / 1,538
Sociology
137 / 627
Computer Science
128 / 1,287
Art & Design
126 / 839
Biology
126 / 3,026
Economics
121 / 763
Environmental Science
105 / 1,298
Political Science
103 / 512
Physics
92 / 2,285
Mathematics
87 / 434
Engineering
84 / 427
Chemistry
81 / 1,070
Law
55 / 169
Social Psychology
53 / 1,576
Demography
52 / 1,349
Education Majors
44 / 227
Math Teachers
44 / 296
History
43 / 81
Astrophysics and Astronomy
41 / 1,446
Literature
39 / 13
Geography and Cartography
39 / 411
Development Studies
37 / 593
Gender Studies
35 / 521
Child Psychology
33 / 1,496
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
33 / 251
Communications and Public Relations
32 / 47
Health Science
30 / 91
Philosophy
28 / 11
Public Policy / Administration
27 / 182
Political Economy
25 / 60
Creative Writing
24 / 88
Art History
24 / 15
Aesthetics
23 / 34
Ecology
23 / 387
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
20 / 7
Media Studies
18 / 9
Molecular Biology
17 / 298

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 6 33
1991 2 28
1992 5 61
1993 8 45
1994 9 30
1995 15 46
1996 11 72
1997 11 96
1998 6 116
1999 13 120
2000 16 155
2001 18 184
2002 19 191
2003 22 257
2004 31 258
2005 37 361
2006 40 452
2007 53 460
2008 60 428
2009 67 501
2010 71 620
2011 101 703
2012 71 824
2013 80 871
2014 63 865
2015 79 961
2016 58 932
2017 49 930
2018 63 957
2019 67 1123
2020 64 1400

Southwestern University alumni

  1. Bill Engvall

    Bill Engvall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorsongwriterfilm actorsinger
    Biography

    William Ray Engvall Jr. is an American comedian and actor best known for his work as a stand-up comic, his signature "Here's Your Sign" bit, and as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy group.

  2. Pete Sessions

    Pete Sessions
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in Southwestern University
    In 1978 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politicianbusiness executiveadvocatebusinessperson
    Biography

    Peter Anderson Sessions is an American politician from Texas who is the U.S. Representative for Texas's 17th congressional district. A member of the Republican Party, he has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 11 terms. He chaired the House Rules Committee from 2013 to 2019 and is a former chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee. He was defeated for reelection by Democrat Colin Allred in 2018. On October 3, 2019, Sessions announced that he was running for Congress again in 2020. He was elected to the 17th district congressional seat on November 3, 2020.

  3. Ana Alicia

    Ana Alicia
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Ana Alicia Ortiz Torres is a Mexican-American former actress who performed in theatre and on television. She is known for playing scheming vineyard heiress Melissa Agretti on the long-running primetime soap opera Falcon Crest for seven seasons. She got her television start spending a year on the daytime soap-opera Ryan's Hope and also performed in few single episode guest-starring roles on various televisions shows or in television movies most years from the late-1970s to the mid-1990s.

  4. John Tower

    John Tower
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-1991 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Goodwin Tower was an American politician, serving as a Republican United States Senator from Texas from 1961 to 1985. He was the first Republican Senator elected from Texas since Reconstruction. Tower also led the Tower Commission, which investigated the Iran-Contra Affair, and was an unsuccessful nominee for U.S. Secretary of Defense in 1989.

General info

Alternative names SU
Founded 1840
Motto Non Quis Sed Quid
Not Who But What
Colors black, gold
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 420
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 1001 E. University Avenue
Georgetown, Texas, 78626
United States
City population 47,000
Phone 5128636511
Fax +1 (512) 863 9601

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