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Southwestern University



Tuition

$23,650 / year

Room and Board

$8,040

Application deadline

February 15

Application fee

$40




Educational Resources

Libraries

Senator John Tower Collection

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 342,020 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 2,973 current serial subscriptions.
  • 61,358 microforms.
  • 14,988 Audio/Visual items.
  • 33,941 e-books.

Museums & Art

Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center, Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, Lois Perkins Chapel, Roy H. Cullen Academic Mall, A. Frank Smith, Jr., Library Center, Corbin J. Robertson Athletics Center, Fountainwood Observatory

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 410 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 20 Internet connections in libraries.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 300 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

writing, study skills, other

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 80% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 1% of housing units are Singles.
  • 69% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 30% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 18 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 89% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 75% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming, Mall Ball, Sing, Brown Symposium, Parents' and Grandparents' Weekend, SU Day of Service, Late Night Breakfast
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 105 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi, Beta Beta Beta, Kappa Delta Pi, Lambda Pi Eta, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) A. M. Levy Jewish Student Organization, Canterbury of SU, Catholic Student Association, Cross Training, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kappa Upsilon Chi, Lutherans at SU, Muslim Student Organization, Sigma Phi Lamda, United Methodist Student Movement
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asia Club, Ebony, Indian Student Association, Latinos Unidos, Southwestern International Club, SU Native
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Advocates, Allies, Alpha Phi Omega, Best Buddies, Big Brothers and Big Sisters at SU, Cheerleaders, Young Democrats, College Republicans, Community First Consulting, Composers Collective of SU, Feminist Voices, Gender Awareness Center, Intellectual Carriers of Enlightenment, Korouva Milkbar, Progressive Student Alliance, Rotaract at Southwestern, Sexual Health Peer Educators, Sexual Orientation Awareness League, Sign of the Times, Southwestern Gardening Club, Student Foundation, Students for Environmental Activism Club, Students Helping the Admission Recruiting Process, SU Athletic Training Students Assocation, SU Chess Club, SU Colorguard, SU Independent Film Makers, SU Manga Corps, SU Wind Ensemble, SU Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra, SU Chorale, Mask and Wig, SU Singers, Art Association, Bridge Builders, Big Brothers Big Sisters at SU, Operation Achievement, Progressive Student Alliance, Pre-Law Society, Southwestern Science Society, plus various sports clubs and special interest groups. Climbers Guild, Southwestern Men's Lacrosse Club, Southwestern Martial Arts Club, SU Drum Corps, SU Handball Club, SU Recreational Gymnastics Club, SU Women's Lacrosse,
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Megaphone (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Austin (35), none
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Austin (29)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Georgetown (3)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 76% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 24% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,200
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 4 fraternities
  • 4 fraternity houses
  • 29% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 4 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 31% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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