Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Waxahachie, TX, USA

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University
3.97 Average Rating

Briana from Rowlett, TX

a current student here
14 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
SAGU is a place with marvelous educators. Because it is a small school, it allows for a more personal relationship with professors and also more one on one time with the professor weather it be for personal, academic, or simple small talk. Never have I felt diminished as a student or inadequate from a professor or my peer. At Southwestern Assemblies of God, it is not looked down upon to ask question, it is encouraged. This school is teaching me so much about my self, my learning style, my beliefs, the way I handle situations, and it is teaching me about others as well. This school providing me more than I expected!
Am enjoying being here
For those who prefer a small, easy access, know tons of people campus, this a great one for you, it is exactly that! Many students will ride bikes across campus, however, even that is not necessary. There are only three main buildings where classes are held, and if you are not involved with music, there are only two for you. We have a bookstore on campus with all sorts of supplies, goodies, decorations and SAGU clothing for all ages. Apart from textbooks, the book store provides reading books as well. The cafeteria has delicious food with seven different lines to chose from. They are building a new workout center that is said to have a swimming lap pool and new weight equipment, for all of those heath/exercise junkies. My school have fabulous hangouts such as the Student Center, where there is a game room with pool tables and arcade games. In the student center there is also a grill, called the Lions Den if you want a hardy burger. There is also an easy access mail center located in the Student Center, as well as study pods and a wide open area for fun games and hang out space.
Bang for the buck
Now, I do believe honesty is the best policy, and unfortunately I cannot give this area a five start rating. However, I do feel other ares make up for the lack of here. At times I have felt ripped off in certain areas. Let it be known, my experiences and friends at the school have completely made me forget about those times when I did feel ripped off. Life is not always going to be fair, and sometimes it is important to weigh out situations. I am willing to sacrifice money for experience. We can never have too many experiences in life that will take us from one to another.
Tips for prospective students
Any one looking at this school, come in with a positive attitude ready to take the bull by it's horns. College can be overwhelming to anyone. Let your peers and your professors help you, they want to.
Great for these types of students
This school is not for everyone. I do not believe there is one school that is right for everyone. This school will help you become more of a servant, and will challenge your ability to submit to authority.
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Darcie from Logan, UT

accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
SAGU is wonderful because the Spirit of God shines on this campus. Ministry and Spiritual growth are priorities. The love of Christ holds the student body and faculty together.
Tips for prospective students
I would encourage prospective students to begin looking for scholoarships early. Also, be preparing to sacrifice anything that God may ask you to turn over for His sake. Know that just because a college is Christian doesn't mean that everyone there is saved. Don't be afraid to share your testimony, whether it is how you accepted Christ, or what the Spirit is doing in you life now. Make sure to follow the example of the Bereans and measure everything against Scripture.
Academic Rigor
Classes are at a good pace and grounded in the Bible. The professors aren't there to force their own opinions on you; they are there to help you grow in your field, and most importantly, your relationship with God.
Dorm Life
The dorms are a bit crowded, but the good part is that it is like family, and there are dorm or hall devotions every week. There is an all-girls dorm. The others are split--girls on one side, guys on the other. No one of the opposite sex is allowed in your room, but lobbies are open for visitation. Every residence hall even has its own dorm pastor!
Food and Dining
The student center has snacks you can purchase with your Munch Money and there are vending machines in the dorm. The new cafeteria is a bit crowded, but there is a good variety, about 5 different choices and a huge salad bar.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who believes in the work of the Holy Spirit and is looking to go into ministry should definitely consider this school.
Clubs and Activities
Late-Night Worship
Sports
Ministries to the community
English, History
Student Government
And More!
Campus Safety
This campus is so pretty and peaceful!
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Melissa from Waxahachie, TX

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a great Christian Faith based University. I am majoring in Children and Family Ministries and I have learned so much in the past year from my professors and also have been involved in outreach opportunities that minister to children in the area. I live off campus as a graduate student, however I have been able to have on-campus classes in which I have met wonderful people in the classrooms and around the campus. The campus is located in Waxahachie, Texas which is a calm city where a student can live with the enough resources around them such as grocery stores, clothing stores, restaurants, and so much more. The university also has chapel weekly where students during the day go to hear a sermon and worship God. These chapel times have been a great spiritual experience outside the classroom in getting to know more about God. Campus days are also offered for students who are looking for colleges to come and spend a weekend and explore the campus and classes. The University offers other professional studies along with church ministerial studies.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy being on oncampus classes. I learn better on campus. People are friendly and helpful.
Bang for the buck
The University is expensive. However, there is student loans, grants, and financial aid for students. Along with school scholarships.
Tips for prospective students
I encourage students to apply for as much scholarships possible and for grants. Loans will always have to be paid in return. I encourage students to talk with the University advisor to make sure that is all that they are looking for.
Great for these types of students
This University is great for students who believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Also for those students who are seeking God's direction in what He wants for their lives and just want to encounter Him.
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Lowell from Waxahachi, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Wonderful Spiritual and academic atmosphere. The teachers care about you and will pray for you! Wonderful Spiritual and academic experiences with the degree plans as well.
Tips for prospective students
Pray and seek God's will first. Be prepared to have an ecounter like never before. Get involved within the first year and know that your teachers care about you and can provide assistance.
Academic Rigor
You will work hard in almost every class, but it is worth it and almost every teacher will help you.
Food and Dining
The cafe has recently been remodeled and the food is healthier with omlets and salads, but you can also get fried chicken and pizza.
What to do for fun
Prayer and Bible study! Campus groups, Student Congress, student events, media projects, sports, etc.
Bang for the buck
The atmosphere is like one big family where everyone is friends with someone and they are not afraid to pray for you. The president is awesome and follows God's will. He likes to hang with the students too.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We have TWIRP week (the woman is required to pay), homecoming traditions, friendship chapel, battle of the dorms, etc.
Great for these types of students
Christians and anyone who wants to know GOD and be in HIS love and presence.
Clubs and Activities
Student Congress puts on most of the activities and there are sub groups within Congress. Some of which are Women of Ministry, Men of Integrity, History Society, Gold Jackets, music groups, education groups, and a support Isreal group.
Greek Life
None!
Campus Safety
Praise God, campus safety is improving and most of the officers are very nice and helpful!
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Caleb

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I can definitely say that I am learning a lot. Even from the time I got here until now at the end of my first year, I definitely think there is a big difference. However, I don't think it's just a place to learn academically, but a place to learn general life lessons and to grow not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Am enjoying being here
I love being here and I believe it is like a family here. The wellness center helps me enjoy being here also. I spend lots of time there.
Bang for the buck
I believe the experience you get here is incredible, but I do think personally that the price is kind of steep. The food at the cafe isn't the greatest and the dorms are decent, except for bridges and teeter of course because those two are new.
Tips for prospective students
I think SAGU is a great school if your seeking God's direction for your life and/or plan on being in the ministry. If you don't feel called to ministry and just want a general education, then I would not suggest coming here.
Great for these types of students
SAGU, like i said above, is great for those who are called into the ministry or just seeking God's direction for their life. The Christian atmosphere is amazing. The professors here are very experienced and great communicators. They have a lot of wisdom.
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