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University of the Southwest Student Life

University of the Southwest is on a 162-acre campus in a small town setting in Hobbs, New Mexico.

University of the Southwest does not have fraternities or sororities.

University of the Southwest has a thriving Student Government Association (SGA). In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association (SGA) than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of the Southwest include Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Southwest Association of Future Educators, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and BEST.

The University of the Southwest community comes together each year for Homecoming, Mustang Stampede and Annual Distinguished Lecture Series.

University of the Southwest Housing

University of the Southwest offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

The majority of University of the Southwest students live on campus. In 2021, 55% of undergrads at University of the Southwest lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 31% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of the Southwest. On the weekends, about 40% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of the Southwest offers coed housing.

University of the Southwest Athletics

At University of the Southwest there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of the Southwest:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Golf Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Tennis Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Track And Field Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Soccer Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Is University of the Southwest Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus. The school also has student security patrols. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, University of the Southwest has night security.

Plan a Visit to University of the Southwest

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of the Southwest, take North Lovington Highway to Hobbs, NM. If you need to fly, book your flight to Lea County-Hobbs airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New Mexico you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore University of the Southwest's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About University of the Southwest

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University of the Southwest Students

42%

Women

58%

Men

67%

Full Time

33%

Part Time

52%

In State

48%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

47%

26%

14%

12%

0.44%

0.44%

0.22%

Graduate Students

609

Undergraduate Students

450

University of the Southwest Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,059

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

66%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$16,200

Out-of-State

$16,200

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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