Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


Why Choose Southwestern

The students who choose Southwestern come from a variety of backgrounds. What they have in common is curiosity: a passion for learning in small classes, with access to professors and facilities aimed directly on our undergraduate population.

Academic Strength

Learning matters here—and it happens everywhere. A Southwestern education, steeped in the liberal arts, takes place both inside and outside the classroom. Southwestern students bring active curiosity and intelligence wherever they go.

Experiential Learning

Southwestern is committed to experiential and active learning in and out of the classroom. With small class sizes, professors get to know their students, use non-traditional learning resources, bring outside experts on topics to class, and challenge students to get involved.  Internships, Civic Engagement, Intercultural Learning, and our unique Paideia program all help to strengthen the SU educational experience.

Student Views

Facts and figures alone can’t explain what it’s like to walk around campus on a sunny day, play on one of Southwestern’s athletic teams, or make your first ‘A’ in a college course. Hear from students about the typical day-to-day experiences of Southwestern.  These are their lives; hopefully they will help you decide how you want to live yours.

Success After Southwestern

A Southwestern education opens doors. Did you know that 78 percent of employers only hire candidates with relevant work experience? Not a problem at Southwestern. Working with our Career Services office can help a student make the transition to the world after Southwestern!


Higher education is an investment in yourself and in your future. Today, it's essential to know that your school of choice provides an impressive return on this investment. Southwestern University does just that. In fact, the value of a Southwestern education appreciates over the years. Southwestern's prestigious reputation--combined with the achievements of our graduates--ensure that a degree from Southwestern will be valued throughout your lifetime by you and others.