Location
Georgetown, TX
Undergrads
1,376
Tuition
$34,410
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 672 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: With most of our students receiving financial aid, the process is certainly inclusive, the average amount is $18,000 covering a little over half tuition.

5 College Junior

Diversity: While our school does not have the numbers that would make us look diverse the CDSJ has helped to cultivate a safe place that is accepting of all people.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: As long as you aren't an idiot you probably will never have any sort of negative interaction with SUPD. Even if you do get caught being stupid if you own up and take responsibility you're probably just going to end up going home with a warning.

2 College Junior

Campus Dining: The Commons are great for a month, and tolerable for about two years. After that myself and my friends all just cook for ourselves now. Cove food is excellent though at night.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Chief Brown has made our campus into one of the safest places a college student could hope to be. While sexual assault is still an issue, with several occurring in the last few years, there are significant systems in place to both prevent assault and support survivors.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: With four national fraternities on campus Greek Life is big enough to include all those who are interested without completely dominating the social scene, no matter what atmosphere you like there will be a house you are welcome in.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is fantastic for Freshmen in the FYS classes. Sophomore year there are less options but after the apartments are great but costly.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Great mix of personalities but the dating pool gets extremely stagnant. Plan on utilizing other sources for dating though (OKC, Tinder)

2 College Junior

Computers: There is a reason we call it Crapogee. The network is usually available but leaves a lot to be desired in speed.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Dave Voskuil is a fantastic member of our admissions department and he personally made me feel like as though he handled everything personally and at every event I met him he remembered who I was and everything about me.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live in a house not a two minute walk away from campus and split a very cheap rent. It's cheaper to rent a house for 12 months rather than living on campus for 8.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: If you like Whataburger you are in luck. If not don't plan on eating off-campus much unless you are willing to make the drive to Round Rock or Austin. The Square has a few nice places but several are out of the reasonable price range for the average student.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics programs are great at attracting potential student-athletes but the emphasis is exactly on that. The academic aspect of that relationship always comes first and coaches are very willing to work with the rigorous academic challenges presented to all students.

5 College Student

Scholarships: I won a 80,000 dollar scholarship. There was no application I had to do, and they only looked at my interview and admissions info.

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3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Its a nice small college town. Georgetown caries from college students to senior citizens. Austin is nearby so if you have the ability to go then students will go to hang out with others more our age group. Georgetown doesn't have much of a college/young adult atmosphere since its retired life or young families.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I enjoy being an art major but sometimes it really sucks having to take so many required Art History classes as well as keep up with a lot of general ed requirements. The workload is as expected for art and I wouldn't expect anything less. If you're a non major it may be a lot but I think the work created is worth the amount of work you get to put into it.

College Junior

Athletics: I don't know much about the Athletic life on campus, only recently we got a football team so I think its still a growing process about whats going on on spirit and fan support for our teams.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: sometimes they are difficult to get a hold of so you definitely have to make yourself known in the office.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: As far as I know there isn't that much with campus crime and personal safety. I hear things every once in a while but its only rumors so I don't exactly know. I know at night its weird walking across campus when barely no one is around and it's use you but I figure its just the late night jitters.

3 College Junior

Transportation: We only have one campus shuttle to go down to the nearby HEB and Wolf Ranch area. As far as I know the shuttle doesn't cost anything and is really handy-- for a once a week trip.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life does a lot on campus and throws really good events weather its to educate the surrounding community, create positive body image, or even throw events to relieve some social stress for the students. They're really fun and an engaging community, I think I would be really bored without them.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of great food places in walking distance from Southwestern, even I haven't been to try them all yet. A lot of them are in affordable range and some take "PirateBucs" so its really handy if you don't have any cash on hand but you do on your student card.

4 College Junior

Academics: For a 4 year private Liberal Arts school, I really find this place great. Academics are hard and challenge us and the workload can be overwhelming but I always feel like I accomplish something at the end of the semester. Professors will listen and talk to you as long as you make the effort to go see them, you really are noticed in the class when you do talk to them.

3 College Junior

Diversity: At Southwestern I feel like a lot of people accept each other for who they are weather its by gender, sexuality, race, etc. However the numbers of racially different students are small and some groups get less attention and help from the University than the purely white students. That is what I have noticed so far.

College Junior

Drug Safety: I honestly don't know much about the drug and alcohol use in my school so I feel like I would give a really bad review of this. I know the fraternities throw parties and alcohol is available to the younger students but I don't know how that works or how they get their hands on it. I also don't hang out with the crowds that do drugs and only know a little through passing.

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Jazz Thomas
Hometown
Houston, Texas
Major
Communication studies and Theater arts
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How much a student likes Southwestern depends entirely on the personality and upbringing of the individual student. For many, Southwestern is a collegiate paradise. The school feels safe, close-knit, and supportive. This is particularly true for those students that come from other small Texan towns similar to Georgetown. To others, the school feels constricting, bland, and homogenous. If you would rather live in a relaxed, affluent, (though academically rigorous) environment instead of one that regularly pushes your comfort-zone boundaries, you may very well be the ideal Southwestern student. There are very few students who are in the middle about their feelings towards Southwestern; they either love it or hate it. Many of those that dislike Southwestern came in with poor attitudes, often because Southwestern was not their first choice. However, as the popularity and prestige of Southwestern grows, so does the number of students coming here because it's where they want to be.

Essentially, Southwestern provides top-notch and unique educational opportunities for its students. Some students take advantage of study abroad and internship opportunities, others do not. Some students take advantage of the thriving social and Greek scene, others do not. Because Southwestern tends to be isolated, it takes effort on your part to go out and find things to do, like driving to Austin or exploring what small things Georgetown has to offer-none of these things will just fall into your lap. The same goes for the school itself; to get the most out of your time at Southwestern, you have to be prepared to make the school work for you. If you invest lots of energy and work in Southwestern, it's bound to return the favor tenfold.

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