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Southwestern Adventist University

Keene, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%

Southwestern Adventist University Admissions

Southwestern Adventist University is not difficult to get into. The university admitted 60% of all applicants in 2004. Out of 1,400 applications received in 2023, 842 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Southwestern Adventist University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/1 and the fee for the application is $25.

Southwestern Adventist University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Southwestern Adventist University's admissions stats.

Southwestern Adventist University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 55%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 45%
Waitlist No

Southwestern Adventist University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Southwestern Adventist University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 1

Applying Early to Southwestern Adventist University?

Southwestern Adventist University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Southwestern Adventist University Admissions

How To Get Into Southwestern Adventist University

Getting into Southwestern Adventist University is not difficult. Southwestern Adventist University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Southwestern Adventist University accepted 60% of all applicants, about 842 from 1,400 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Southwestern Adventist University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT. Admissions to nursing program is program very difficult.

Transferring to Southwestern Adventist University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Southwestern Adventist University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider 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 choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Southwestern Adventist University

Wondering what factors are considered by Southwestern Adventist University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Talent/Ability Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Southwestern Adventist University for more information on admission factors.

Southwestern Adventist University Application Requirements

To apply to Southwestern Adventist University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Southwestern Adventist 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
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Southwestern Adventist University?

Students admitted to Southwestern Adventist University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Southwestern Adventist University does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Southwestern Adventist University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2004, 55% of Southwestern Adventist University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 45% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Southwestern Adventist University students scored 530 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Southwestern Adventist University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

To be most competitive at Southwestern Adventist University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Southwestern Adventist University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Southwestern Adventist University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Southwestern Adventist University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Southwestern Adventist University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 7. Applicants should hear back by September 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Southwestern Adventist University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Southwestern Adventist University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Southwestern Adventist University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Southwestern Adventist University.

Does Southwestern Adventist University accept transfer credits?

✅ Southwestern Adventist University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Southwestern Adventist University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Southwestern Adventist University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Southwestern Adventist University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Southwestern Adventist University?

✅ Southwestern Adventist University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Southwestern Adventist University's acceptance rate?

✅ Southwestern Adventist University has an acceptance rate of 60%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Southwestern Adventist University?

❌ Southwestern Adventist University does not offer early decision.

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Southwestern Adventist University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Southwestern Adventist University? Southwestern Adventist University is a less selective institution. The Southwestern Adventist University acceptance rate is 60%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.


Southwestern Adventist University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 7

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southwestern Adventist University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southwestern Adventist University is Aug 7.

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

Southwestern Adventist University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

450 - 530


Reading SAT Range

450 - 610

Southwestern Adventist University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Southwestern Adventist University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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