About University of the Southwest

Founded in 1962, University of the Southwest. is a college. Located in New Mexico, which is a city setting in New Mexico, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 530 full time undergraduate students, and 558 full time graduate students.

The University of the Southwest Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 35 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of the Southwest include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate65%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range742-970
ACT Range15-21

Admissions at C are considered Selective, with ,0% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 35 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

68% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 41% were in the top quarter, and 17% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of the Southwest.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
33%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
33%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
100%
“Sometimes, but not often”
0%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
67%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
33%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
100%
“We live for the big game”
100%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
0%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
67%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
33%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
33%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
33%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
100%
“Sometimes, but not often”
0%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
67%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
33%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
100%
“We live for the big game”
100%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
0%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
67%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
33%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    6 Students rated on-campus housing 2.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    6 Students rated off-campus housing 2.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    6 Students rated campus food 1.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    7 Students rated campus facilities 3.3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    7 Students rated class size 3.5 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    7 Students rated school activities 2.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    7 Students rated local services 2.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    7 Students rated academics 2.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of the Southwest REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of the Southwest?

3 Students rated University of the Southwest

Alexus - 05/31/2018

The classes are very easy which is a positive however the tuition is a bit expensive. There cafeteria has awful selections of food and the pricing is outrageous. There is not much to do on campus but that is slowly changing, There is no Greek life most of the students here are athletes, its a tiny school made up around 250 students in total.

Gracen - 02/08/2018

Overall, University of the Southwest can get you a good education as long as you go to class, take notes, pay attention and do all of your work. There are not many people on campus and people usually hang around the people who play the same sports as them. The campus is really small, the cafeteria is not that great and there is not a lot of activities that happen around campus. They are really strict about other genders entering your dorms, they are not allowed in the dorm room only in the main lobby.

Dacia - 05/23/2017

The University of the Southwest is a great school academically. It is easy to reach your professors, they are very helpful and usually understanding. Students are able to interact with their professors on a more personal level due to how small the University is.

University of the Southwest FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of the Southwest?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of the Southwest is 65%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The biggest piece of advice I could give myself would have to be, do not be afraid to be yourself and get to know others. Do not seclude yourself for fear of being rejected by others because if you are then it was not to be and you should just push though and keep trying till you find that right group where you fit.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    It is a nice, small, expensive university that is perfect for people who do not like having huge classes.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Well rounded and eager to learn.

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  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Working students with families who can go to school and still work full time.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about his college is that the teachers are very nice and leniant.

    Read all  1 answers
  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Students who do not have families or have to work full time.

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Student Body

Students

45%

female

55%

male

530

Total Undergrad Enrollment

558

Total Grad Students

45%

Out-Of-State

54%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

6

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

39%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
% Black or African-American
11%
% Hispanic/Latino
49%
% White or Caucasian
16%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending University of the Southwest receive some sort of financial aid. 55% were awarded federal grants. While 78% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$15,456

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$7,310

Room and Board

23,966

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$19,669
$30 - $48K
$20,883
$48 - $75K
N/A
$75 - $110K
N/A
$110K & UP
$21,383

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