On the Edge of Austin
We are deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, famous for its emerging high-tech industry, scenic rivers and lakes, and legendary live music.
Georgetown is located just 30-minutes north of Austin.
Historic downtown features many wonderful restaurants, wineries, galleries, and much more.
Lake Georgetown and the San Gabriel River offer a refreshing downtime diversion.
You'll find miles of safe, accessible trails to hike, bike and run.
The Blue Hole is a scenic lagoon just minutes from campus.
Students have on-campus access to the Georgetown GoGeo Transit System.
The Georgetown city center was recently voted the "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas."
Located in Georgetown, Texas, Southwestern University provides the best of both worlds: a historic campus in a picturesque town with convenient access to all the city of Austin has to offer. Recently voted the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas, Georgetown’s city center is within walking distance of campus, as are beautiful and safe walking trails along the San Gabriel River.
Live Music Capital of the World (Photo credit: Christian Bertrand | Shutterstock.com)
Historic State Capital
30 minutes from Austin (Photo credit: Sean Pavone | Shutterstock.com)
Silicon Valley of the South (Photo credit: Ken Wolter | Shutterstock.com)
Georgetown is just 30 minutes up the road from the historical state capital of Austin, Texas, the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Throughout the year, Austin hosts a number of special events and festivals, including Austin City Limits and SXSW, so there is always something going on.
Not only is Austin known for its live music and world-famous BBQ, but it was recently dubbed the “Silicon Valley of the South” for its tech focus and innovation.
Student Life Division plans a number of exciting and impactful programs to help our students learn more about the Austin area and South Central Texas. Learn More.