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About Southwestern

Tops in Texas

In addition to being named Texas’ leading liberal arts college by publications and ranking services, Southwestern is also a “Best Buy” and boasts a nationally ranked Office of Career Services. 

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 50 nationwide.


Southwestern is the only undergraduate liberal arts institution from Texas selected by The Princeton Review for its 200 Colleges that Pay You Back. They also rated SU 12th in the nation and number one in the state of Texas for Best Career Services, and named it one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges.


Forbes names Southwestern as the #1 undergraduate liberal arts college in Texas in its 2016 Grateful Grad Colleges. Southwestern is also recognized as one of Forbes’ top 200 colleges in the nation and top 50 colleges in the South. 

Colleges That Change Lives

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


Southwestern University named a 2016 “Best College Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Military Friendly School 2016

Veteran Friendly

Southwestern is included in the 2016 Guide to Military Friendly Schools®.

Fiske Guide

Southwestern is one of 47 colleges and universities in the country to be a named a Best Buy school in the 2017 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

US News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranks Southwestern in the top 100 National Liberal Arts Colleges.


USA Today College, which uses a methodology highly focused on outcomes, ranks Southwestern among the top 10 colleges in Texas




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