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Southwestern University

Southwestern University

Southwestern University

Southwestern University (also referred to as Southwestern or SU) is a private, four-year, undergraduate, liberal arts college located in Georgetown, Texas, USA. Founded in 1840, Southwestern is the oldest university in Texas. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church although the curriculum is nonsectarian. Southwestern offers 40 bachelor’s degrees in the arts, sciences, fine arts, and music as well as interdisciplinary and pre-professional programs. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Association of Schools of Music.

Southwestern is home to the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education and the National Hispanic Institute’s Center for Hispanic Studies. The university is a member of the Annapolis Group, the Associated Colleges of the South, the Council of Independent Colleges, and is a signatory of the Talloires Declaration. Located in historic Georgetown, just north of Austin, Southwestern’s serene residential campus occupies a small portion of 700 acres that include the San Gabriel river and areas reserved for biological and environmental research. Georgetown and the surrounding area offer many opportunities for putting learning into practice through volunteerism, civic engagement and internships.

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Southwestern University Tuition and Fees

Below is a chart of the costs of attendance for a full-time student (12-19 credit hours per semester) at Southwestern.

Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living at home with parents
Tuition and Fees $33,440 $33,440 $33,440
Room (average) $4,800 $2,360 $0
Board (average) $4,880 $3,120 $2,150
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Transportation, Personal and Misc. $1,220 $1,400 $1,480
Total $45,340 $41,320 $38,070

Note:  All new students who have fewer than four full semesters in college are required to live on-campus.

Schools and Colleges of Southwestern University

  • The Brown College of Arts and Sciences
  • The Sarofim School of Fine Arts

Southwestern University News

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