University of the Southwest

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6610 Lovington Highway

Hobbs, NM 88240

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Phone: (800) 530-4400
2012-2013 Tuition
$14,305
tuition and fees
Students
335
enrolled
48%
male /
52%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
53.6%
accepted

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Summary

University of the Southwest is a private institution that was founded in 1962. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 335, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 142 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $14,305 (2012-13).

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

University of the Southwest (USW) is a Christ-centered educational community
dedicated to developing men and women for a lifetime of servant leadership
by emphasizing individual faith, responsibility, and initiative.

Teaching at USW adheres to belief in God, in the Bible as the inspired Word of God, in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and in separation of church and state.

University of the Southwest strives for excellence in academic curriculum,
campus life programming, and student activities in a supportive education
community where freedom of thought and expression is honored and the
demonstration of faith in acts of service is encouraged;

At USW, students are instructed and mentored by faculty and staff who demonstrate Christ-centered values and maintain an environment where students can live and work cooperatively, valuing the multiple cultures from which they come; and

As a community of initiative, University of the Southwest challenges
graduates to become enterprising members of our society contributing to the
common good by advocating and participating in the productive commerce of
free enterprise, the constitutional privilege of self-government, and the
practical contributions of community service.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1962
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $4,486,833

Applying

When applying to University of the Southwest, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 10. The application fee at University of the Southwest is $25. It has an an acceptance rate of 53.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 53.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 10

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of the Southwest is 10:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61.3 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 17%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Information not available

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Student Life

University of the Southwest has a total undergraduate enrollment of 335, with a gender distribution of 48.1 percent male students and 51.9 percent female students. University of the Southwest is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 760
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

University of the Southwest offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and placement service. University of the Southwest also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of the Southwest, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of the Southwest.

Students who have cars on campus 85%
Health insurance offered No

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Tuition and fees $14,305 (2012-13)
Room and board $6,640 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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