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Pirate Pride Points

Here are some of the things that set Southwestern apart from other schools

  • Sociology majors from Southwestern have received the Southern Sociological Society’s Odum Award for Best Undergraduate Research Paper five out of the past seven years.

  • In the past decade, 16 Southwestern graduates have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for advanced study in the sciences.

  • 75 percent of Southwestern graduates who have applied to medical, dental and veterinary school over the past 15 years have been admitted.

  • Southwestern is one of only about 280 colleges in the country to have been granted a chapter of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary society, Phi Beta Kappa.

  • Southwestern was one of only 113 schools in the country that were named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for 2013.

  • Southwestern is one of 16 top liberal arts colleges around the country whose students are eligible to apply for the prestigious Kemper Scholars program, a scholarship-internship program that prepares students for leadership in business and nonprofit management.

  • 15 students from Southwestern have received Fulbright assistantships for either teaching or research.

  • Education majors from Southwestern have been selected to receive scholarships from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) every year for the past 14 years. No other school has had so many students receive this scholarship, which honors the best teacher candidates in the state.

  • In the past eight years, four students from Southwestern have been selected to receive the Academic Internship Student Achievement Award from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association. No other school has had more than one student receive this award.