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University of the Southwest is a private institution that was founded in 1962. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 312, 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).
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University of the Southwest (USW) is a Christ-centered educational community
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,
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
|School type||private, coed college|
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 is selective, with an acceptance rate of 49.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||49.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 10|
The student-faculty ratio at University of the Southwest is 15:1, and the school has 86.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of the Southwest include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Psychology; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.2 percent.
University of the Southwest has a total undergraduate enrollment of 312, with a gender distribution of 48.7 percent male students and 51.3 percent female students. At this school, 59.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 40.0 percent of students live off campus. University of the Southwest is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of the Southwest, 80.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,948.
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||$14,305 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,640 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data