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About Southwestern Community College

Southwestern Community College is a public, state school in an rural setting in Creston, Iowa. Southwestern Community College was founded in 1966 and enrolls 1,503 undergrads and no graduate students.

Southwestern Community College offers housing for up to 280 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 65% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

Southwestern Community College employs one full-time professor for every 14 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Southwestern Community College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
In-State Tuition $197
Out-of-State $204

Southwestern Community College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at Southwestern Community College

Southwestern Community College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Southwestern Community College Acceptance Rate 2021

It is not competitive to get into Southwestern Community College. Southwestern Community College admitted 0% of all applicants in 2021.

Southwestern Community College Waitlist 2021

Southwestern Community College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Southwestern Community College?

Southwestern Community College is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Southwestern Community College, applicants must submit the following items.

Southwestern Community College Application Requirements

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GPA and Test Scores for Southwestern Community College

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Southwestern Community College.

Is Southwestern Community College Test Optional?

Southwestern Community College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.


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Does Southwestern Community College Provide Dorms?

Yes! Southwestern Community College provides on-campus housing for up to 280 students.

SWCC Week, Pay It Forward (PIF) Week, and and Campus-wide Picnic are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Southwestern Community College.

Financial Aid at Southwestern Community College

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve 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! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Southwestern Community College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southwestern Community College

About 66% of students who start at Southwestern Community College return for their second year of college.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does Southwestern Community College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Southwestern Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Southwestern Community College?

Southwestern Community College is located in the rural setting of Creston, Iowa.

If you want to see Southwestern Community College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 34 to Creston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Des Moines International.

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

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College Info

1501 West Townline Street Creston, IA 50801

Campus Setting: Rural

Southwestern Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 5

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southwestern Community College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southwestern Community College is Sep 5.

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

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Southwestern Community College ACT Scores

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Southwestern Community College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$7,857

In State

$7,864

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$197
$204
Fees
Unknown
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Housing
$7,660
$7,660
Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Southwestern Community College is like? There are approximately 1,503 students enrolled at Southwestern Community College. 41% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from IA and 5% percent of students are from other states.

41%

Full Time

59%

Part Time

95%

In State

5%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,503

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

Unknown

Tuition and Fees

In State

$197

Out-of-State

$204

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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