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Southwestern University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 21 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $45,553)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $45,172)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 28 37 - -
Baseball 38 - - -
Basketball 19 15 - Yes
Golf 6 5 - -
Lacrosse 30 - Yes -
Soccer 42 27 - -
Softball - 14 - Yes
Swimming 8 14 - -
Tennis 14 13 - Yes
Volleyball - 19 - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Sports - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.0%
Hispanic 15.3%
Non-resident alien 0.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.7%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 74.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 14

Notable Alumni

  • Honorable Edward A. Clark [Class of '27], Close friend of President Lyndon B. Johnson and was named Ambassador to Australia
  • Honorable Pete Sessions [Class of 78], U.S. Congressman from Dallas area
  • J. Frank Dobie [Class of 10], Writer of Texas and Southwest literature
  • Jerry Hardin [Class of 51], Actor in The Firm,The X-Files and other films and programs
  • John F. Murrell [Class of 68], Canadas preeminent playwright; has the most frequently produced plays in Canada
  • John G. Tower [Class of 48], U.S. Senator
  • Mike Timlin [Class of 88], Relief pitcher for the 2004 Major League Baseball World Series Champion Boston Red Sox
  • Red McCombs [Class of '45], Businessman
  • Bishop Sharon Brown Christopher [Class of 66], Held highest office in the Methodist Church
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Montana from Georgetown, TX
  • 5
  • Almost all the freshman dorms are quite nice for common dorms. As you move up in grade level they become significantly nicer, however also significantly more expensive.…

  • Jul-01-2012 Read More
  • Lea from Georgetown, TX
  • 5
  • The living areas here are in great shape. When you room here the first year they match you with someone they feel you would be compatible with, then the years…

  • Apr-16-2012 Read More
  • David
  • 4
  • Dorm life is good, the rooms aren't too small and they are kept clean.…

  • Apr-25-2012 Read More
  • Shelby from Rowlett, TX
  • 4
  • While the dorms themselves are not of the highest quality (largely due to the age of the buildings) and certain aspects such as internet speed and sound proofing are not…

  • May-12-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • anonymous
  • May-28-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    i've never had trouble with food. i have care packages of ramen from my mom sometimes.

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  • 4
  • Hannah from Irving, TX
  • Nov-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The first year it's really good. Like extremely tasty and tons of options. Of course after a while you get used to all the food, but the dining hall really do work hard to make a nutritious meal. It may not have too many vegan options, but they try. Also, they try to take advice from students, so if you need to complain or input suggestions, they're willing to hear you out.

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  • 2
  • SS
  • May-06-2014 I am a past student here

    Sodexo is the food supplier, and it's pretty terrible. They up the quality on family/student visit days, so if you thought it was even remotely good, that's why.

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  • 3
  • Mirella from Spring, TX
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a current student here

    On campus there is the cafeteria, which serves a large variety of cooked self- serve food, including a constant salad and pizza bars. There is also another place to get food next-door which sells Starbucks as well as burgers and sandwiches. The food has a good variety and students are working towards more sustainable food sources.

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  • 5
  • Alex Supertramp from TX
  • Mar-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Vegetarian or carnivore, the campus has excellent, satisfying, and healthy dinning choices. Students can either eat in the cafeteria, or the cafe on campus. There are also a number of local and chain businesses nearby to go to as well.

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  • 2
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Students usually have their meals in the common, Most students eat there as part of their meal plans and there have been meals that I did enjoy. The cove is a great place to get something at the grill like a fresh burger, a sandwich, or something on the go. But of course when you live off campus like I do, then doing your own cooking is also a challenge but it is rewarding in the end.

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  • 2
  • Jennifer from Houston, TX
  • Dec-02-2013 I am a current student here

    The food here would be great except that it's extreamly expensive. Also, it's manditory that all students get a meal plan that's a couple thousand dollars a semster. Also if you don't use all the days on your meal plan every week, you do not get that money back. However, the staff is really nice and the food is good just not worth what we pay for it.

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  • 4
  • Emily from Round Rock, TX
  • Oct-14-2013 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria staff is social and friendly. The food is great! But like anywhere, it gets kind of monotonous to be eating something prepared in the same place, by the same people every day.

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  • 5
  • Audrey from Georgetown, TX
  • Jan-13-2013 I am a current student here

    WONDERFUL dining services! Huge buffet style cafeteria and large sitting area - feels more like a nice diner than a cafeteria. Breakfast is my favorite! Always good!

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  • 3
  • Victoria from Santa Teresa, NM
  • Dec-28-2012 I am a current student here

    Southwestern only has the commons and the cove, and while neither have bad food, it does get old after a while-- when this happens don't be afraid to try out the restaurants in Georgetown.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Samantha from San Antonio, TX
  • Nov-21-2016 I am a current student here

    There is Greek life. There are sororities and fraternities. There are no sorority houses on campus but there are fraternity houses. Greek life is not as wild as seen on other campuses.

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  • 0
  • Hannah from Irving, TX
  • Nov-30-2014 I am a current student here

    CRAZY! but so much fun. They can sometimes be cliqueish, but it is fun and they work hard during events and fundraisers.

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  • 0
  • Audrey from Georgetown, TX
  • Jan-13-2013 I am a current student here

    Very active sororities and fraternities both! Always an afternoon tea, sports event, etc. Have been very impressed by the kindness of every organization!!!

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  • 0
  • Montana from Georgetown, TX
  • Jul-01-2012 I am a current student here

    There are four fraternities and four sororities. The sororities do not have houses, but the four frat houses lie together on campus. They are the hub of social life, and there's a house for most types of people to fit in.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jun-30-2012 I am a current student here

    I personally enjoy Greek Life at Southwestern. We have four sororities, which all have great girls. There is no rivalry between the sororities, and I have some friends in the ones outside of my own. However, there are no sorority houses. The men in the fraternities are genuine guys for the most part, and throw fun parties for the students on campus. They are usually very open about who attends their parties.

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  • 0
  • Morgan from Houston, TX
  • Jun-17-2012 I am a current student here

    We have four social sororities, ADPi, ZTA, Tri Delt and AXD and four social fraternities, Sig, Pike, Phi and KA, as well as a number of academic and service fraternities. A large percentage of the student population is involved in Greek Life, but you don't need to join a greek organization to have a good time.

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  • 0
  • KLC
  • Jun-02-2012 I am a current student here

    There are four fraternities and four sororities on campus. The fraternities all have houses, but the sororities are historically not allowed to have houses, though they have a building on campus with large storage and meeting room space. They all seem to be very inviting of prospective members and none have bad reputations. Greek life does not impede one from being a hardworking student.

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  • 0
  • Kittemoore
  • May-25-2012 I am a current student here

    I'm not personally in a sorority, but the sorority girls here are all really sweet and super involved. There's also several frats and service sororities/fraternities. A lot of people who are in frats/sororities still have time for awesome grades and other organizations if they want, too.

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  • 0
  • Robert
  • May-24-2012 I am a current student here

    It is both crazy and friendly. It is not extreme like UT or LSU and there are only 4 fraternity houses. There are no sorority houses. One universal recommendation: Do not prioritize the Greek life over everything else. I have seen too many of my peers fall into that hole. It is extremely difficult to get out.

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