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Colleges / Southwestern University

Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate51%
Acceptance Rate51%

Southwestern University Academics

Southwestern University requires at least 127 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Southwestern University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Southwestern University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Southwestern University does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 74% of students who start college at Southwestern University complete all the credits required within six years.

Southwestern University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available X
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Southwestern University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Will I Take At Southwestern University?

Southwestern University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Southwestern University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Southwestern University

When choosing a major, Southwestern University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Southwestern University.

Student Designed Majors

Southwestern University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.

Double Majoring at Southwestern University

Southwestern University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.


Frequently Asked Questions About Southwestern University


Does Southwestern University Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ Southwestern University does offer services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Southwestern University Offer Online Classes?

❌ Southwestern University does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Southwestern University Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Southwestern University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Southwestern University Have An Honors Program?

✅ Southwestern University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Southwestern University.

Does Southwestern University Require Internships?

❌ Southwestern University does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Southwestern University does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.


Additional Information About Southwestern University


Southwestern University Library

The main library on campus is the A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Southwestern University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Southwestern University offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Engineering school accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Southwestern University have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Southwestern University has an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Southwestern University include:

•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,501

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

51%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$48,450

Out-of-State

$48,450

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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