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Southwestern College Reviews

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  • 08/23/2017

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The college is located in Santa Fe New Mexico which is one of the art capitals in the US. So there are plenty of art galleries, art shows, and art classes one can take. There is also good music around town weekly as well as some really good restaurants. Hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and other outdoor type activities are easily accessible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to focus more on reading and writing rather than test taking. Also be open minded to go on a journey of self exploration with the goal of this being a part of preparing oneself as a professional in the field of counseling and helping others. Be prepared to use art in various forms as part of the learning process.

    In three sentences

    Southwestern is unique in its approach to the growth and development of the student. The professors are very experienced in their field and bring in various perspectives to increase a students awareness. The college is smaller than most colleges but this lends to the great support that one has from both staff and fellow students.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 4

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Santa Fe is a lively art community and very supportive of live music. There are lot's of opportunities for outside activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to take classes with as many different professors as possible. Get your books early and read often! Learning is very experiential, so you will get out of it what you put in!

    In three sentences

    Southwestern College is an incredibly supportive atmosphere. The professors represent many different schools of thought and provide a diverse learning experience. The entire staff at Southwestern is committed to excellence in it's program.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe and welcoming.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Activities include yoga and meditation circles as well lectures and talks. There is also art making nights and open mic occasionally. Community building activities are always generated and announced for the student body and from the student body.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students wanting to go through a spiritual journey as well as a journey through the unconscious. It is also a school for students who wish to break away form unconventional method to education and prefer a more experiential approach.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school is centered around a transformational approach. Their mission statement is, Transforming Consciousness through education. As a student a shift in your awareness and consciousness happens where you start seeing the world in a new perspective.

    Bang for the buck

    Southwestern is a private school, therefore it is a little pricey to attend. I believe it is worth the expense. This a very unique and transformational education.

    What to do for fun

    Southwestern College offers a variety or activities that students are invited to attend. For example, twice a week there is free yoga and meditation circles. The college also offers beneficial lectures and brings many speakers to share their experience and knowledge.

    Food and Dining

    The only food to purchase on campus is from a vending machine. There is a student lounge with a refrigerator if one wants to pack a lunch.

    Dorm Life

    There is not a dorm life at Southwestern College, however because of the small school and classrooms a community is created and a family is formed.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academics at Southwestern College are superb and I feel that I am being well prepared to enter the field as an Art Therapist and Counselor.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage perspective students to go part time and really make the time to work through their own issues. I also encourage them to step out of their comfort zones while attending this college.

    In three sentences

    Southwestern College is providing me with the best education I could hope for. I wanted a college that has an experiential approach and transpersonal philosophy and I have thus far received that. I am also drawn to their philosophy and emphasis of students working on themselves before they help other people.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    open-minded, willing and open to try new things, ready for an intense mental/spiritual/emotional challenge

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for an non-traditional educational experience, this is it.