Southwestern Adventist University

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PO Box 567

Keene, TX 76059

Phone: (817) 645-3921
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Southwestern Adventist University is a private institution that was founded in 1893. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 781, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 150 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $18,640 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

As a Seventh-day Adventist university, Southwestern affirms the central truths of historic Christianity. We believe that God, the maker of heaven and earth, became man for our redemption. We believe that jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Word incarnate. We believe in the Holy Spirit, inspirer of Scripture. We believe in the resurrection and life eternal as the gift of God. As a Christian university, Southwestern Adventist University also affirms the central insights of the Seventh-day Adventist tradition, and seeks to prepare learners for the task of preserving and clarifying that tradition. We believe the Jew and Gentile, Old and New Testament are reconciled and completed in the Lord of the Sabbath. We affirm Christ's promise of the Second Adventand celegrate it as "the blessed hope." We teach the unity of body and soul and pursue harmonious mental, spiritual, and physical development. As a liberal arts college, Southwestern seeks to educate free citizens, men and women who value learning and inquiry, who cannot be bought and sold, who repudiate all that is false and servile. We cherish the permanent things rather than the merely urgent, temporary, expedient, and fashionable.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1893
Religious affiliation Seventh-day Adventist
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $7,196,249


When applying to Southwestern Adventist University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Southwestern Adventist University is $25. It has an an acceptance rate of 44.1 percent.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 44.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Southwestern Adventist University is 11:1, and the school has 77.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Southwestern Adventist University include: Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Theology and Religious Vocations. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61.5 percent.

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Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 19%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 24%
Health Professions and Related Programs 23%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 15%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 10%
Theology and Religious Vocations 10%

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Student Life

Southwestern Adventist University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 781, with a gender distribution of 39.8 percent male students and 60.2 percent female students. At this school, 29 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 71 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 807
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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Southwestern Adventist University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Southwestern Adventist University also offers campus safety and security services like lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Southwestern Adventist University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Southwestern Adventist University.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $18,640 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,220 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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