As the first institution of higher learning in Texas, Southwestern University has a rich history grounded in the pioneering spirit of those who settled the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
Southwestern is a private, highly selective liberal arts institution encompassing the Brown College of Arts and Sciences and the Sarofim School of Fine Arts. Classroom learning is augmented by an environment that encourages participation in faculty-student research, athletics, intramural and recreational sports, and over 90 student organizations. Living-Learning Communities and the Paideia Program offer exceptional opportunities to fully integrate one's experiences in and out of the classroom.
Located in historic Georgetown, just north of Austin, Southwestern's serene residential campus occupies a small portion of 700 acres that include the San Gabriel river and areas reserved for biological and environmental research. Georgetown and the surrounding area offer many opportunities for putting learning into practice through volunteerism, civic engagement and internships.