Who We’re Looking For
Southwestern best serves students who are highly motivated and have learning as their top priority. Students who want to be challenged intellectually, who want to participate in and out of the classroom and who are interested in pursuing advanced study after completing a broad-based, undergraduate education, are well suited to Southwestern’s close-knit academic community.
As you examine different colleges, you will find it helpful to see the various elements that make up a first-year class. The following is a snapshot of Southwestern’s Class of 2016.
- First-year class size: 357
- HS Rank of entering students:
- 41% ranked in the top 10%
- 75% ranked in the top 25%
- 97% ranked in the top 50%
- Number of Valedictorians: 10
- Number of Salutatorians: 8
- Number of students in top 5 positions of their HS class: 32
First-Year Standardized Testing
- SAT Middle 50% : 1110-1290
- ACT Middle 50% : 24 - 29
- Asian American representation: 7%
- Hispanic/Latino American representation: 17%
- African American representation: 4%
- Native American representation: 2%
- Total Minority representation: 30%
States and Countries Represented in First-Year Class
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin.
China, Honduras, India, Puerto Rico and the United States.