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Reviews 499 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We had our problems but its getting better.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most professor care about you as a student.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like it for what it is.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I just go to the parties.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not really into campus athletics.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes are difficult but the community is great

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: i love the small class size

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are the best

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Everyone is respectful and welcoming

2 College Freshman

Athletics: We could use better athletic facilities, equipment and improved attendance at sporting events.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've enjoyed being able to easily get involved. However, It is sometimes difficult to manage academics along with everything else.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's not really a problem with safety on campus. The campus is lit up a lot at night and SUPD is easily available for any circumstance that may arise.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The small class sizes and personal touches by the professors are why you pay so much for this school, but it is so incredibly worth it.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Career Service Office is one of the best and the Internship Services are phenomenal. Getting experience and connections to alumni or other career options are easier than you think with their help.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The cost is always going to be more expensive than living off campus but you miss out on opportunities to live with friends and it is an easy way to make friends.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a part of campus; setting up school events and hosting fundraisers. They do a lot for the community and they provide activities for all students on campus.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: A lot of students play sports for scholarship opportunities but since it's such a small school, not many students get riled up about sporting events. The school is more focused on academics than sports.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The small classrooms allow you to have a better understanding in the class because you are able to work with the professor and other students very easily. The accommodations and facilities on campus are amazing and if you need help with anything they are always there to help. The school work is hard and demanding but the rigorous studies pay off and will help you in the future.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene is almost exclusive to the frat houses and certain off-campus houses. Bars and clubs are pretty much all located in Austin as Georgetown is a quiet, old-person city. Anyone can get into the frat houses, but alcohol is limited (you need to know people and) and to get alcohol at a registered party, you need to show your driver's license to get a wrist band that proves you're 21.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The best parties, as previously mentioned, are the only parties and they are seen at the frat houses. Unless you know someone throwing their own party, off-campus house parties aren't something anyone can show up to. I've personally met a lot of my good friends at parties, as most of the campus gets together to party together (the campus is small, remember that). I, as a female, always feel safe and I have friends within each fraternity that I know and trust. It's not like on movies and at big universities here, when you walk into a frat house, you pretty much know and recognize almost everyone there, so you don't feel so alone and freaked out.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics offered at Southwestern are great and there are so many fun and interesting classes that are cross-listed for multiple classes at once, so you can earn maximum credit and have fun while doing so. The professors are, for the most part, crazy passionate and engaging. The curriculum is always laid out clearly in each professor's syllabus. The registration process is fairly simple and goes by credit hours earned. Workload is fairly heavy for each class. As an art history major, I can expect 2-3 hours of reading every night, just for one of my four to five classes. Prothro and third floor library are prime studying places. As for study options, there are always academic tutors and your professors are always happy to meet with you (they very strongly encourage you to) and study groups are pretty easy to form.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are people on campus of all religious/non-religious and political beliefs. Everyone is very accepting and accommodating to those of religious and ethnic minorities and majorities. For the most part, everyone is very accepting of others' political beliefs. People tend to respect differing opinions and lifestyles of others if they differ greatly from their own. People of many different sexualities and sexual orientations are present on campus and are always accepted by their peers.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Quite a few kids smoke and drink, but do not pressure their friends who don't. You can choose to do what you want, but the school is pretty strict on drug policy and word gets around to administration pretty quickly. No one expects anyone to do anything they don't want to do and there is never any issues of drug violence or theft. Hard drugs are not tolerated and not really a thing on this campus anyway.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus Police are always around and park near frat row, ready to walk someone home or intervene. Sexual assault is taken very seriously and I feel very safe.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had professors ask me to go out to coffee so we could talk about what's going on when I'm down or they're worried about my emotional health. My professors love setting up lunch meetings to talk about class and what's going on in current events.


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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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