Southwestern University

Location Georgetown
Established 1840
Famous For Liberal Arts College


Southwestern University is a private liberal arts college that is located in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1873 and is the oldest college or university in the state. The university offers 40 bachelor's degrees in the arts, sciences, music, and fine arts, natural sciences, apart from interdisciplinary and pre-professional programs. The flexible curriculum at the college provides students with ways to develop modern ways of thinking and also get real-world experience. 

Southwestern University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Services for International Students

The Office of Student Activities serves as an advisor, administrator, and mentor to the students and organizes social activities, leadership opportunities and other services to empower students. They can also choose from over 60 organizations currently active to explore the opportunities outside of their classrooms. There are various health and counselling services also available to students.


  • 85th in the National Liberal Arts Colleges by the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 44th in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 55th in the Best Value Schools category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 238th in the USA by Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2022


The on-campus living program at Southwestern University enables students to enjoy greater academic success and learn skills such as teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving. There are various residential facilities, including residence halls and spacious apartments, which can be taken in an arrangement of single-gender or co-ed configurations.

About Location

The college is located in the city of Georgetown, which is situated deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. The picturesque town offers a great place to stay on-campus while also enabling students to access all the city of Austin has to offer, as it is just 30 minutes from Georgetown. Students can enjoy the various events and festivals taking place in Austin throughout the year and also take advantage of the tech focus that is prevalent in the industry, giving them a chance to take up internships and job opportunities. 

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