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Reviews 736 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't drive but everywhere is within walking distance really

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The people in the aid office are great

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Honestly I have no clue about off-campus living. I am a freshman who lives on campus in the dorms and I know on campus living is required for the first 2 years. I don't know anything about trying to live off campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat off campus very much. But there are some places that accept Pirate bucks and that's pretty cool. There's also a variety of places to go, although I haven't visited very many. I mostly shop at HEB or Walmart.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Lots of students will complain that everything is too strict here, but I have no interest in breaking their rules anyway so it doesn't affect me. In fact, I would like it if they kept the drinking/drugs/noise in check, because I don't want to have to deal with that. The only thing is that teachers are super strict on attendance and it affects your grade. I guess that's easy points if you show up, but if you're sick and contagious you'll lose points by resting in bed.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did get some help from Southwestern, but not nearly enough to pay for the crazy expenses of this expensive school. I've also had to deal with the financial aide office about outside scholarships and struggling to get them in. While I won't say the financial aide is bad (because I did receive some), I still know I'm going to be deep in debt.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I have honestly never been to a college party. I am not interested in crowded places, dancing/music, or drinking. Not even really socializing with people I don't know. I also usually go to bed pretty early because I like to sleep and wake up early to go to practice. So I can't rate a party scene I've never experienced.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: While lots of students dread the commons, I find it, if nothing else, very convenient place to eat. Probably not very healthy though... The Cove, on the other hand, makes amazing food! But I only have limited money for the cove and I pay a lot of money for the minimum required meal plan of 12 per week so I try to eat more at the commons.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As a freshman, I was put in a random lottery selection to which of the 3 dorms I would be assigned to. Of course, I was assigned to the oldest building when everyone crosses their fingers for the newer fancy dorms. But it's not bad at all. The roommate assignment process was great and I love my roommate, I have plenty of storage space for my things, and campus is pretty small so I'm within walking distance to everything.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I grew up in the area, so I'm used to everything we have. It's average cost, pretty convent, there could be more places with discounts, but its okay, and we do have a decent amount of variety. Definitely check out Dos Salsas, The Monument Cafe, and Mama Fu's. Those are my favorite non fast food restaurants to go. Fast food options that are great are Whataburger and Hat Creek.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: People tend to do their job, but there are some things they let slide, but it doesn't affect me, so I don't really pay attention to it.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't really go to parties, but the couple I go to are safe and fun and I tend to enjoy them.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I'm a picky eater, so I'm not the best person to rate this. That being said, I can usually always find something to eat, so it's not too bad. It's just really expensive and I have to get more meal plans than I will use, so I'm just wasting my money.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's nice. People can get loud and the dorms are a little old, so you can hear through the walls, but other than that it's not too bad. Many of the dorms don't have elevators, which can be a little rough, but I don't need one. If I did, I wouldn't be able to live in the dorm I wanted too, I'd be confined to one dorm. I like it though.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Offcampus is definitely more expensive than the dorms, but its nice to not have to sleep on a bunkbed.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Hundreds of options for offcampus dining withb a variety of quality and price

3 College Junior

Administration: Administration completely ignores underage drinking at frat parties.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Literally everyone here gets scholarships. No athletic scholarships

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College Junior

Party Scene: Not a big partier. From what I hear, Pike or Sig are pretty good.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: The Cove is nice but your meal plan does not work here. The commons has really limited hours.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Best place to live is definitely the Lord Center. Sadly it is more than double the price of other oncampus housing.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I am part of the football team and the support is amazing!! The fans are great and coaches are amazing and care

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I really don't know anything about off campus living. We have to live on campus our first 2 years

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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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