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Southwestern Christian University is a private institution that was founded in 1946. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 638, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 7 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Southwestern Christian University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $13,500 (2012-13).
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Southwestern Christian University is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution equipping students for a life of learning, leadership, and service; integrating faith, learning, and living; and empowering graduates to excel and to positively impact their world for Jesus Christ.
SCU has increased its enrollment by over 200 percent over the course of the past two years.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Southwestern Christian University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 13. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||66.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 13|
The student-faculty ratio at Southwestern Christian University is 13:1, and the school has 80.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Southwestern Christian University include: Human Development and Family Studies, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Theology and Religious Vocations, Other; and Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 57.2 percent.
Southwestern Christian University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 638, with a gender distribution of 45.3 percent male students and 54.7 percent female students. At this school, 50.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50.0 percent of students live off campus.
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|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
Of the students at Southwestern Christian University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Southwestern Christian University.
|Students who have cars on campus||75%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Southwestern Christian University, 48.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,500.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$13,500 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$5,300 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data