About Southwestern

Rankings & Recognition

In addition to being named Texas’ leading liberal arts college by publications and ranking services, Southwestern is also a “Best Buy” and boasts a nationally ranked Office of Career Services.


Forbes names Southwestern as the #1 undergraduate liberal arts college in Texas in its 2019 Grateful Grad Colleges. 

Princeton Review

The Princeton ReviewSouthwestern earned a coveted place among The Princeton Reviews’s 2020 Best 385 Colleges Guide. The University is again recognized as #3 in the nation among Impact Schools. It rises from #7 to #6 in the nation—and keeps its position as #1 in Texas—for Career Services, and this year, the University earned the #18 spot in the nation—and #2 in Texas—among the best schools for placing students in internships. SU garnered additional rankings as #19 in the country and #3 in Texas for Best Health Services. It was further acknowledged in The Princeton Review’s unranked lists of Best Value Colleges, Green Colleges, and the 127 best universities in the West.

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Southwestern is one of 45 colleges included in Colleges That Change Lives.

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Washington Monthly rates schools based on their contribution to the public good.  Southwestern is ranked 1st among Texas liberal arts colleges and in the top 100 nationwide.


Southwestern University named a 2019 “Best College Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. 

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Southwestern is routinely recognized as a Veteran Friendly school and was again included in the 2019-20 Guide to Military Friendly Schools®.

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Southwestern is one of 12 colleges and universities in Texas to be named to the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

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U.S. News & World Report ranks Southwestern in the top 100 National Liberal Arts Colleges and #1 in Texas. 


Methodologies and Practices

Read a summary of ranking methodologies and practices used by the various publications which include Southwestern University.