Southwestern University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.
The average composite SAT score for admitted Southwestern University freshman is 1240 out of 1600. SU students have the 247th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1240 is in the 81st percentile of all SAT test takers.
The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1150 to 1330. The 75th percentile score is 1330 while the 25th percentile score is 1150.
The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by SU but we estimate it to be around a 1060 total composite SAT score.
The average score for SU students on the math portion of the SAT is 605 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 560 and the 75th percentile score 650.
The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 590 to 680 and the average score for Southwestern University students is 635.
Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Southwestern University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 51%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.5.
An SAT score of 1330 or higher is very competitive at SU and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an above average chance of acceptance, around 66% or higher.
Scores between 1240 to 1320 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. You have a good chance of acceptance, around 51% to 65%.
SAT scores between 1150 to 1230 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 35% to 49% percent chance of being admitted.
SAT scores from 1060 to 1140 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 34% chance of admission to SU. SAT scores below 1060 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228343 IPEDS survey data for Southwestern University.