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Here are some of the things that set Southwestern apart from other schools

  • Southwestern is one of five institutions in the country that were selected to receive a 2014 Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship in chemistry

  • Students from Southwestern have won the Southwestern Anthropological Association’s studentpaper competition for four years in a row

  • Ninety percent of Southwestern graduates consistently say they are either very happy or satisfied with how Southwestern prepared them for employment or graduate school.

  • Southwestern is among the 10 schools with the highest CPA Exam pass rates in the Southwest.

  • Of the top 100 nationally ranked liberal arts colleges in the United States, Southwestern ranks first in the percentage of Hispanics/Latinos who are enrolled.

  • Sociology majors from Southwestern have received the Southern Sociological Society’s Odum Award for Best Undergraduate Research Paper five out of the past seven years.

  • In the past decade, 16 Southwestern graduates have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for advanced study in the sciences.

  • Southwestern is one of only about 280 colleges in the country to have been granted a chapter of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary society, Phi Beta Kappa.

  • Southwestern is one of 16 top liberal arts colleges around the country whose students are eligible to apply for the prestigious Kemper Scholars program, a scholarship-internship program that prepares students for leadership in business and nonprofit management.

  • Education majors from Southwestern have been selected to receive scholarships from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) every year for the past 14 years. No other school has had so many students receive this scholarship, which honors the best teacher candidates in the state.