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Southwestern College is a private institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,401, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 85 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Southwestern College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 98. Its tuition and fees are $22,756 (2012-13).
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Southwestern College offers a hilly, wooded, 127-year-old campus that is on the cutting edge in technology. Each student at Southwestern receives a laptop computer that connects to our wireless internet anywhere on the Hill. A recent survey showed SC students far more satisfied with their interactions with faculty than most students in similar schools across the nation. This helps our students finish their undergraduate degrees quickly; nearly always a degree can be earned in four years. Our graduate programs combine online and on-ground classes for students seeking master's degrees in music, business, or leadership, and our doctor of education degree is a combination of distance learning and intensive residency. Our service learning teams, Leadership Southwestern, Discipleship Southwestern, and the Green Team, each have been nationally recognized for excellence. The Green Team (SC's newest service learning opportunity), appeals to students of all academic disciplines who take an interest in sustainable energy. Each of these service learning programs offers substantial scholarship opportunities, as do the performing arts, communications, athletics, and other activities. Students of all faiths find SC a safe harbor to explore their beliefs and grow spiritually. Adult learners with some college education can complete their degrees (undergraduate or graduate) through Southwestern College Professional Studies. About 85 percent of these degree completion learners choose online courses, with classes on-ground in five locations in Kansas and Oklahoma.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to Southwestern College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 25. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Southwestern College is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 87.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||87.3%|
|Application deadline||August 25|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Southwestern College is 12:1, and the school has 82.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Southwestern College include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Elementary Education and Teaching; Business Administration and Management, General; Biochemistry; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.5 percent.
Southwestern College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,401, with a gender distribution of 52.4 percent male students and 47.6 percent female students. At this school, 73.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 27.0 percent of students live off campus. Southwestern College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Southwestern College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Southwestern College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Southwestern College, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Southwestern College.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
At Southwestern College, 80.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,796.
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||$22,756 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,514 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data