Southwestern University (SU)

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Southwestern University, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Georgetown, TX, a predominately urban area. Southwestern University has an enrollment of approximately 1,600 students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1140 (25th percentile) - 1320 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 23 (25th percentile) - 29 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants admitted to Southwestern University. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Southwestern University (SU) average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.57 for accepted students. Approximately 50 percent of all students which applied were accepted at SU, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 19 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Southwestern University (SU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Southwestern University was reported as 49.0% in Fall 2020 with over 4,770 applications submitted to SU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SU ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • SU Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Southwestern University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Southwestern University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Southwestern University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 45.0%
  • 2017-2018: 43.1%
  • 2018-2019: 45.0%
  • 2019-2020: 49.0%
  • Projected SU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 43.0%

How Does Southwestern University (SU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Southwestern University is sixteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Concordia University-Texas90.5%
Huston-Tillotson University62.5%
Saint Edward's University88.2%
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor87.4%
Texas Lutheran University55.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Southwestern University (SU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 670
Math560 - 650
Total Score1140 - 1320
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 30
Math23 - 27
Composite Score23 - 29
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