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Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX

According to its mission statement, "Southwestern University, under the auspices of the United Methodist Church, is committed to undergraduate liberal education involving both the study of and participation in significant aspects of our cultural heritage, expressed primarily through the arts, the sciences, the institutions, and the professions of society. As a teaching–learning community, Southwestern encourages rigorous inquiry and scholarship, creative teaching, and the expression of free human life. The University seeks to involve the student in finding a personal and social direction for life, developing more sensitive methods of communication, cultivating those qualities and skills which make for personal and professional effectiveness, and learning to think clearly and make relevant judgments and discriminations." [Source]

Website: http://www.southwestern.edu/

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1,504
Undergraduate
Enrollment
68%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$47,000
Tuition & Fees
(annually)

12:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
4.5%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

NO

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

YES

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

HALF

Science

HALF


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General Education Assessment

Southwestern University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP).

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Curriculum last evaluated: 6/7/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.