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Chances of getting into Southwestern University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
49%
Admission Difficulty for Southwestern University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into SU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at SU is 49%.  It ranks #11 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. SU is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 2,260 out of 4,578 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent (SAT 1110/1300 ACT 23/29). Southwestern University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.4. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The SU application fee is $0 and applications are due by Feb 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Southwestern University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 81% of students submitted SAT scores and 51% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

SU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1110-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT 
81%
SAT Scores for Southwestern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Southwestern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1210

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Southwestern University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1010. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. SU ranks #12 in Texas and #243 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southwestern University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1300 and Above Good >65%
1205 to 1300 Avg + 49%-65%
1110 to 1205 Avg - 34%-49%
1015 to 1110 Reach 21%-34%
Less than 1015 Low <21%
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SU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
51%
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 29
Average ACT Score 26

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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southwestern University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southwestern University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >65%
26 to 29 Avg + 49%-65%
23 to 26 Avg - 34%-49%
20 to 23 Reach 21%-34%
Less than 20 Low <21%
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SU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.4
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Southwestern University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into SU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southwestern University was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #36 in Texas for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to SU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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High School GPA's for admitted Southwestern University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 7.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 21.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 22.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 18.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 19.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 12.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

63% of Southwestern University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Southwestern University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 27%
Top 25% of class 63%
Top 50% of class 92%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Southwestern University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,624 1,952 4,578
Accepted 1,388 872 2,260
Acceptance Rate 53% 45% 49%
Enrolled 194 167 361
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 19% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
77

Applicants have 77 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Southwestern University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southwestern University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Southwestern University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor 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.

FAQs

Does Southwestern University prefer SAT or ACT?

81% of students submit their SAT scores to SU. 51% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Southwestern University?

49% of those who apply are granted admission to SU. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Southwestern University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1300. 81% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Southwestern University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 51% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.