Southwestern

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About Southwestern

Rankings & Recognition

Southwestern University enjoys recognition by a number of college guidebooks and other ranking services for our quality of education, sustainability, value and contributions to the public good.

 

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Washington Monthly

Washington Monthly rates schools based on their contribution to the public good. Southwestern is ranked 1st among Texas liberal arts colleges and in the top 40 nationwide.

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PRINCETON REVIEW

Southwestern is the only undergraduate liberal arts institution from Texas in the 200 Colleges that Pay You Back, a book published by the Princeton Review. They also rated SU #8 in the country for Best Career Services

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FORBES

Forbes has recognized Southwestern as one of the top 200 colleges in the nation and 7th among Texas institutions.

 

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Colleges That Change Lives

Southwestern is one of 40 colleges included in the new edition of Colleges That Change Lives.

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KIPLINGER’S

Kiplinger’s lists Southwestern as one of the 25 Best College Values in the West/Southwest in 2015.

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Veteran Friendly

Southwestern is included in the 2014 Guide to Military Friendly Schools®.

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Fiske Guide

Southwestern is one of 44 colleges and universities in the country to be a named a Best Buy school in the 2015 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

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US News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranks Southwestern #1 National Liberal Arts Colleges in Texas.

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MONEY

Money’s Best Colleges lists Southwestern in the top 25 percent of four-year colleges in the nation based on value, and names it one of the 20 Best Private Colleges for Merit Aid.

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USA TODAY

USA Today College, which uses a methodology highly focused on outcomes, ranks Southwestern as the top national liberal arts college in the state of Texas. 

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METHODOLOGIES AND PRACTICES

Read a summary of ranking methodologies and practices used by the various publications which include Southwestern University.