Southwestern College

Respected sources like Money magazine, Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives, and College: The Undergraduate Experience in America by Ernest Boyer say that smaller schools like Southwestern provide students with the best educational opportunities. According to these and other sources, colleges and universities with no more than 2,000 students provide a higher percentage of students with a fulfilling and successful undergraduate experience.

Yet Southwestern offers big opportunities — to discover the world, to make a difference and to enrich one's life. Its size allows students to interact with faculty one-to-one, not one-to-many. It creates an academic environment where faculty care about what classes their student colleagues take and where they strive to help students graduate in four years, not five or six. Southwestern's size also fosters the development of an intellectual and social community where students are known for their individuality instead of being just another face in the crowd.


United States

1001 E University
TX 78626
Phone: 512-863-1355
Fax: 512-863-9601
Website: http://www.southwestern.e

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Our Aims

SOUTHWESTERN'S CORE PURPOSE: Fostering a liberal arts community whose values and actions encourage contributions toward the well-being of humanity.

SOUTHWESTERN'S CORE VALUES: Promoting lifelong learning and a passion for intellectual and personal growth; fostering diverse perspectives; being true to one's self and others; respecting the worth and dignity of persons; encouraging activism in the pursuit of justice and the common good.  

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Location and Getting there

Southwestern's 700-acre campus is located in historic Georgetown, Texas, on the edge of the Texas Hill Country and just north of Austin - the state capital.


Department and information about the department

The Department of Art and Art History offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students may major or minor in studio art or art history and minor in architecture and design studies. We prepare our students for the most competitive MFA programs in studio art, Ph.D. programs in art history, or M. Arch. programs in architecture. One of the strongest features of this program is the opportunity to participate in some remarkable off-campus programs in the junior and senior year. Majors and minors, both in studio art and art history, are encouraged to take part in at least one of the university's off-campus programs such as the summer or fall semester in London or GLCA internship in New York where one can work directly with professionals in the field. In addition, the faculty are all publishing and exhibiting artists and scholars. Students, therefore, will have direct contact with active leading professionals, and can often participate or collaborate in their work or research. The department has a regular program of gallery exhibitions, lectures, and studio critiques by well-known artists, lecturers and practicing professionals...  [ Read All ]

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Information For  International Students

Southwestern enrolls students from around the globe. International students study in the capacity of both Southwestern degree-seeking or exchange programs. The Southwestern community benefits greatly from the cultural diversity which all of these students bring to the campus.  


Student Facilities

The campus is 701 acres, including a 100-acre academic campus and a 75-acre, nine-hole golf course.

Facilities include two live-performance theaters, a spacious sports/recreational center, a human performance laboratory, an aquatic animal research laboratory, an observatory and a teaching greenhouse. Eighty-three percent of students live in residential housing on campus, which includes internet, cable and voice-mail access.  

Student Life

The Department of Student Activities acts as an advisor, ally, administrator, educator and mentor to the students of Southwestern University by facilitating learning experiences through leadership opportunities, student organizations, social activities, and other services that promote personal growth and the empowerment of students for success in our diverse community, as well as beyond.  


We believe that an important part of the liberal arts experience at Southwestern University is residential living. With varied living options — from traditional residence halls to apartments, both single gender and co-ed — throughout campus and a central dining location, Southwestern is able to offer a unique residential academic community to its students.  

How To Apply

Southwestern offers several ways to apply for admission. All of these methods are equally preferred and acceptable. Be sure to apply well in advance of the DEADLINES!  

Visit us (open days)

Visiting campus is one of the best ways to discover if a particular college is right for you. You can sit in on a class, tour campus, meet with a professor, stay overnight in a residence hall, interview with an admission counselor, and ask current students what the college is like day-to-day.  

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