Southwestern Adventist University in Keene

Keene, TX

(Rating 4.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Southwestern Adventist University offers 97-degree programs and 36 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 50%. The most popular test is SAT - 69% of students submitted it in comparison to 37% of students who submitted ACT. 41.3% are women, and 58.7% are men. 16% percents of international students. Southwestern Adventist University is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Southwestern Adventist University is 17671$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $23282 and $30694 per year. 39% of full-time Southwestern Adventist University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $38,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Southwestern Adventist University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$17,671
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Southwestern Adventist University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,468
$30,001 - $48,000$15,686
$48,001 - $75,000$18,393
$75,001 - $110,000$20,159
$110,001+$20,722

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3600

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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21%

Types of financial aids

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686 of Southwestern Adventist University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 86 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Southwestern Adventist University number 119 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at Southwestern Adventist University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$38,600

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Southwestern Adventist University.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA)

Graduation Rate

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39%
BELOW AVERAGE

Southwestern Adventist University graduation rate is below the national average.

39% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Southwestern Adventist University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

10 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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50%

In comparison to National Average

Southwestern Adventist University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 20%.

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50%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Southwestern Adventist University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 18%.

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50%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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23%

Total

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23%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

73%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Southwestern Adventist University full-time retention rate is 73% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Southwestern Adventist University students submitting SAT scores

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69%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
980 - 1360

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 400 - 500
Math: 380 - 500
Writing: 200 - 360

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Southwestern Adventist University students submitting ACT scores

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37%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
17 - 22

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 14 - 22
Math: 16 - 21
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Southwestern Adventist University is 11:1, that means that for every 11 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

11:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

163
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16%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Southwestern Adventist University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Southwestern Adventist University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Southwestern Adventist University

The campus located by 100 W Hillcrest address in Keene, Texas.

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Southwestern Adventist University in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Southwestern Adventist University with 0.62% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Southwestern Adventist University are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Southwestern Adventist University offers 97 programs in total: 76 are for Bachelor's degree, 9 - for Associate's degree, 9 - for Master's degree, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 471 universities in Texas state. Southwestern Adventist University is one of the few institutions in Texas that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 36 distance learning programs that are offered in the Southwestern Adventist University: 27 are for Bachelor's degree, 3 - for Associate's degree, 3 - for Master's degree and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.

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Southwestern Adventist University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 726 students with 21794 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 20 with 487 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Southwestern Adventist University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

The best years of my life were at this school. It’s extremely expensive but it’s like going to a university with a family that keeps you close to God. The professors care about you. And the students are awesome! The campus is super tranquil, and you don’t get bored even though it’s a super small town. Definitely worth it.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I graduated from SWAU with my B.S. degree in General Studies, after being an Exercise Science for my first 3 years. I loved my professors, especially Dr. Laue, Dr. Woolley, and Dr. Donesky! They were awesome at teaching and they still keep in touch. The Honors program was so much fun, and I would recommend joining if you can!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Like most this place has it's pros and it's cons. The best thing about going to SWAU is the people. The second family you gain. You make some good friends for life and while I can't say the same for all the administration, a lot of the Professors here seem to really care about your success After college. The folks in the financial department really look out for you the best they can. They have some pretty good programs where you receive more attention from teachers than you would a public school. You will have opportunity for spiritual development. Honest comments on the biggest cons are the way you're treated as a student once administration has your money and special guest or other visitors show up. All the sudden paying students are locked out of the cafe (some are made to pay for ) and herded in and out with a sack lunch. Not to mention the fines that get charged to your account as a freshman for various reasons (ask anyone here). In conclusion... You will find what you come here looking for at the end of the day if you simply look in the right places.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Great school! Extremely friendly environment. Professors are always available to help you. Campus life is great with lots of activities and outings. One of the best nursing programs around. Working on my MBA here and love it.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I visited the campus and LOVED IT! Very beautiful and very nice, I wish it was a lesser cost to attend, but I know that it is worth it in the end. I have friends that go to school there and love every second of it. I know people have said the spiritual experience is lacking, but in reality I think that it is all what you make it.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 100 W Hillcrest

Place:

Religious affiliation: Seventh Day Adventists

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8176453921

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: swau.edu

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