Education for tomorrow

Every Southwestern experience is unique.

At Southwestern, we highly value getting to know each student. Professors often work side-by-side with students, providing guidance and mentorship that extends well beyond the classroom. Your site experience should be no different. Here are a few links to get you started on your way.

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Heather Hall Design Presentation by LED group

Design presentation on research and designs.

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New Admission Building Opens

Wilhelmina Cullen Admission Center is Southwestern’s first “green” building

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Sunoikisis Under Umbrella of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies

Sunoikisis, the national Classics collaborative program that Southwestern helped to establish, has a its home with Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies.

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Committed to Climate Neutrality

Southwestern president signs American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment

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Southwestern University 2018 Summer Conference Assistant

Read the job description for 2018 Southwestern University Summer Conference Assistants and apply electronically by Thursday, March 1, 2018.

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Two Southwestern Students Receive Fulbright Teaching Assistantships

Carolyn Acker and Erin Osterhaus spent the 2009-10 academic year teaching in Germany

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WEATHER UPDATE: The University has determined that due to inclement weather we will delay the start of classes to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16. University offices will also be closed until 10 a.m.. Learn more:

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Build Your Better Tomorrow.

Put your knowledge to work on real‑world challenges.

Be an original thinker.

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  • Learn Without Limits

    Find your place in a world of ideas.

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  • Undergraduate Research

    Nationally recognized for student–faculty research partnerships.

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  • Curriculum for the Curious Mind

    Find your passion, a fulfilling career, and the love of learning.

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    Interdisciplinary & Integrative

    Discover unexpected connections across the arts, humanities, sciences and life itself.

    Classroom learning comes alive when you are free to apply your knowledge wherever curiosity leads. You will collaborate with students and faculty from a variety of disciplines, engaging communities and cultures in addressing the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century, all the while building the knowledge and skills that will lead you to your life’s passion.


    For nearly two centuries, Southwestern University has been a destination for academic excellence.

    Southwestern professors are known for their high level of scholarship, but they are also known for their serious dedication to teaching and close collaboration with students. Our 26 academic departments offer 43 majors and 36 minors that prepare students for success in any field or endeavor.

    Experience Southwestern

    What is life here really like? A campus visit will show you more than a beautiful campus.

    Come attend a class, talk with our students, professors and coaches, even stay overnight in a residence hall. You’ll find a friendly, fun-loving community that daily celebrates the excitement of learning and discovery.

    Financial Aid

    We are committed to making higher education accessible.

    Southwestern strives to make a world-class education accessible to students from all backgrounds. Through merit scholarships and need-based financial aid, we are here to help you every step of the way in making an investment in your future.

    “Southwestern University helped me challenge myself, explore my found and unfound passions, and learn what I was truly capable of. SU is a special place where thinking and learning lead to developing skills that will last you a lifetime. The University gave me the community and the environment that nurtured my creativity and enabled me to flourish.”

    Caden Cox ’22

    Worldwide impact

    Southwestern Alumni travel, give, teach and create worldwide.

    Explore the stories of these alumni who have shown passion and success in their field and who are making an impact on the worldwide community. As a Southwestern undergraduate, you can join the alumni network mentoring program for support in your academic journey.