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Southwestern Christian University is a private institution that was founded in 1946. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 664, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 10 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Southwestern Christian University's ranking in the 2014 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 170 percent over the course of the past three 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 88.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||88.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 13|
The student-faculty ratio at Southwestern Christian University is 20:1, and the school has 81.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Southwestern Christian University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Human Development and Family Studies, General; Religion/Religious Studies; Bible/Biblical Studies; and Music Performance, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 60.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||20%|
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Southwestern Christian University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 664, with a gender distribution of 44.3 percent male students and 55.7 percent female students. At this school, 27 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 73 percent of students live off campus.
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|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
Southwestern Christian University offers a number of student services including health insurance. Southwestern Christian University also offers campus safety and security services like student patrols and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). 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||Yes|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$13,500 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$5,300 (2012-13)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2012 data