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Southwestern University

Southwestern University

Georgetown , United States | El Paso , United States
Georgetown , United States | El Paso , United States
University Facts
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About University
Southwestern University
Southwestern University


  • Founded in 1840 as Rutersville College
  • Renamed Southwestern University in 1873
  • Located in Georgetown, Texas, 25 miles north of Austin
  • Private, coeducational liberal arts university
  • Enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduate and 200 graduate students
  • Notable achievements:
    • Ranked among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
    • Recognized for its strong academic programs, including business, education, and the arts
    • Home to the Southwestern University School of Law, one of the top law schools in Texas

Student Life:

  • Extracurricular Activities:

    • Over 100 student organizations, including academic clubs, honor societies, and social groups
    • Active Greek life with 10 fraternities and sororities
    • Student-run newspaper, literary magazine, and radio station
  • Clubs and Sports Teams:

    • 18 NCAA Division III varsity sports teams
    • Intramural and club sports programs
    • Outdoor recreation center with rock climbing wall, ropes course, and fitness facilities
  • Student Support Services:

    • Academic advising and tutoring
    • Counseling and psychological services
    • Health and wellness center
    • Career development center
  • Campus Facilities:

    • Historic campus with Victorian and modern architecture
    • State-of-the-art library with over 300,000 volumes
    • Performing arts center with theater, concert hall, and art gallery
    • Athletic complex with football stadium, basketball arena, and tennis courts


  • Academic Resources:

    • Faculty-to-student ratio of 10:1
    • Over 40 undergraduate majors and 10 graduate programs
    • Specialized facilities for science, business, and the arts
  • Faculty:

    • Renowned faculty with expertise in their fields
    • Many faculty members are published authors and researchers
  • Teaching Methodologies:

    • Emphasis on experiential learning and hands-on research
    • Small class sizes and personalized instruction
  • Academic Support Services:

    • Writing center
    • Math lab
    • Language lab
  • Unique Academic Programs or Initiatives:

    • Southwestern Scholars Program: Honors program for high-achieving students
    • Center for the Study of the Southwest: Interdisciplinary research center focused on the history, culture, and environment of the Southwest
    • Pre-professional programs in law, medicine, and business

Top Reasons to Study Here:

    Reputation and Rankings:

    Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the nation

    Specialized Facilities:

    State-of-the-art facilities for science, business, and the arts

    Industry Connections:

    Strong partnerships with businesses and organizations in the region

    Notable Alumni:

    Includes successful leaders in business, law, education, and the arts

    Personalized Education:

    Small class sizes and individualized attention from faculty



    Confidential counseling services for students


    Health and wellness center with medical and mental health services


    On-campus housing options for undergraduate and graduate students

    Library Resources:

    Over 300,000 volumes, online databases, and research assistance

    Technology Support:

    24/7 IT support and access to campus-wide Wi-Fi

    Career Development:

    Career development center with resume writing, interview preparation, and job search assistance
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