If you are thinking about applying to Southwestern University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is June 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
|Southwestern University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||27%|
|Mean SAT Score||1204|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||63%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||42%|
Southwestern University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! Southwestern University will release EA admissions decisions no later than March 1.
The early decision acceptance rate at Southwestern University is 78%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 49%. Southwestern University accepts about 64% of early action applicants and 49% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Southwestern University admitted 28 of the 36 students who applied early decison. In 2021, Southwestern University admitted 1,243 of the 1,937 who applied early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Southwestern University is very difficult. Southwestern University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Southwestern University accepted 49% of all applicants, around 2,260 of the 4,578 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Southwestern University, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2021, Southwestern University waitlisted 150 students. Of those, 17 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to Southwestern University must submit the following items. Double check with Southwestern University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||counselor recommendation|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Southwestern University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 63% submitted a class rank. At Southwestern University 27% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 63% were in the top 25% and 92% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Southwestern University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||21%|
|3.50 and 3.74||22%|
|3.25 and 3.49||18%|
|3.00 and 3.24||19%|
|2.50 and 2.9||12%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
Southwestern University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Southwestern University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 63% of Southwestern University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 42% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Southwestern University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1130 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Southwestern University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Southwestern University student is 1204.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Southwestern University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Southwestern University students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Southwestern University, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Southwestern University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Southwestern University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Southwestern University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Applicants should hear back by July 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Southwestern University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Southwestern University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Southwestern University.
Does Southwestern University accept transfer credits?
Southwestern University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Southwestern University accepts:
Does Southwestern University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Southwestern University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Southwestern University?
No, Southwestern University is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to send your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
What is Southwestern University's acceptance rate?
Southwestern University's acceptance rate is 49%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Southwestern University?
Southwestern University's early decision acceptance rate was 78% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Southwestern University?
The early action acceptance rate at Southwestern University was 64% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Southwestern University? Southwestern University is a very selective institution. The Southwestern University acceptance rate is 49%. This means that the institution accepts 49 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southwestern University is Jun 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southwestern University is Jul 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Southwestern University is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Southwestern University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1270 and Above
1130 to 1270
1130 and Less
The median SAT score for Southwestern University students is 1204. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Southwestern University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1130 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1130 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Southwestern University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Southwestern University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.4. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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