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.
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..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1110|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1300|
|Average SAT Score||1210
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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26
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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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||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
63% of Southwestern University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||27%|
|Top 25% of class||63%|
|Top 50% of class||92%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||14%||19%||16%|
Applicants have 77 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Southwestern University is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to Southwestern University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
81% of students submit their SAT scores to SU. 51% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.