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SU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

45%
Admission Difficulty for Southwestern University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into SU? The school has a 45% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,699 out of 3,773 applicants were admitted making SU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1130-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for Southwestern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Southwestern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1340
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Southwestern University?

Southwestern University typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1025. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1235 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southwestern University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >58%
1235 to 1340 Avg + 45%-58%
1130 to 1235 Avg - 32%-45%
1025 to 1130 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 1025 Low <22%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
66%
ACT Scores for Southwestern University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Southwestern University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SU?

Admission data indicates that SU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 66 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southwestern University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southwestern University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >61%
25 to 28 Avg + 45%-61%
23 to 25 Avg - 35%-45%
21 to 23 Reach 26%-35%
Less than 21 Low <26%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Southwestern University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Southwestern University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,129 1,644 3,773
Accepted 982 717 1,699
Acceptance Rate 46% 44% 45%
Enrolled 213 168 381
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 23% 22%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southwestern University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Southwestern University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Southwestern University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228343 IPEDS survey data for Southwestern University.