Southwestern University


Southwestern University’s admission team serves as a guide and partner in your admission experience.  Through visits and conversations, we believe that we can help you discover if Southwestern is the right fit for your collegiate goals.  We look forward to working with you as you prepare for this next step in your academic journey.


Many high school students around the U.S. plan to engage in peaceful walkouts over the coming weeks to protest gun violence. As one’s educational experience should grow from an open and free place, and as our institutional core values encourage the pursuit of justice for the common good, Southwestern University will not rescind offers of admission to those students who may be disciplined for peaceful protests.


The Office of Admission




Wilhelmina Cullen Admission Center

The Office of Admission

2017 Class Profile
  • Total Class Population: 362
  • Top 25% of HS Class: 73%
  • Female: 54%
  • Male: 46%
  • Out-of-State & Global: 9%
  • Underrepresented: 43%
  • Mid 50% SAT*: 1120-1300
  • Mid 50% ACT: 23-29

*Scores based on recentered scale


Let us help you navigate the admission process. Southwestern accepts several different applications, so make sure that you choose the one that works best for you.


Take a tour, attend a class, meet with students, professors, coaches or admission staff, or even stay overnight in a residence hall. The Office of Admission will make all the arrangements for your visit.

Schedule a Visit

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For a world-class liberal arts education at one of the best schools in the country, Southwestern is a great value. We strive to make the Southwestern Experience possible through a comprehensive offering of merit scholarships and need-based financial aid for great students like you.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Southwestern University’s recruiting of students, awarding of financial aid, and operation of programs and facilities are without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, or any other impermissible factor. Southwestern University’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.