Southwestern University is in a town not far from a more urbanized area, in Georgetown, TX. The school has a United Methodist religious affiliation. Southwestern University is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.
There are more programs of study at Southwestern University than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at the school include drama and performing arts, mathematics, media, music, science.
Southwestern University does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007-2008 was 550 to 670 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 560 and 660.
One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here Southwestern University does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Southwestern University are higher than most.
The school, in 2007-2008, had 1,294 students (1,270 full-time equivalent).
Southwestern University is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. Southwestern University makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference for major sports.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"Southwestern's Core Purpose: Fostering a liberal arts community whose values and actions encourage contributions toward the well-being of humanity."
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