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Southwestern College

Winfield, KS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

About Southwestern College

Southwestern College Overview

Southwestern College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Winfield, Kansas. Southwestern College was founded in 1885 and the school now enrolls around 1,282 students a year, including 1,164 undergrads. Southwestern College offers on-campus housing for up to 507 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 60% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is August 22. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by September 15.

Student Involvement at Southwestern College

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Southwestern College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Southwestern College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Southwestern College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Southwestern College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Southwestern College on the Student Life page.

2022 Southwestern College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Tuition $36,500
Percent of Need Met 69%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $26,263

Is Southwestern College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what Southwestern College offers and if the school could be the right college for you.

Southwestern College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into Southwestern College. The acceptance rate at Southwestern College is 69%. Out of 1,332 applications received in 2022, 919 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southwestern College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 48% of students who start at Southwestern College come back the next year. 40% of Southwestern College undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Southwestern College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Southwestern College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Southwestern College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Southwestern College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Southwestern College's endowment was $27.4 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $7,166 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Southwestern College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Southwestern College meets 69% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Southwestern College full-time are awarded $26,263 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $37,540 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Southwestern College.

Based on this information, does Southwestern College seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Southwestern College a good school for you?

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Where is Southwestern College?

Southwestern College is located in the small town setting of Winfield, Kansas, in the suburbs of Wichita.

If you are interested in seeing Southwestern College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Winfield, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Southwestern College and Winfield are like without leaving home.

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College Info

100 College Street Winfield, KS 67156-2499

Campus Setting: Small Town

Southwestern College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 22

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southwestern College is Aug 22.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southwestern College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Southwestern College is like? There are approximately 1,282 students enrolled at Southwestern College, including 1,164 undergraduate students and 118 graduate students. 57% percent of students attend school full-time, 30% percent are from KS and 70% percent of students are from other states.


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