Southwest Texas State University, founded in 1899, is a public, comprehensive university. It was created to prepare teachers to teach in Texas public schools. That mission continues, as one in every 12 Texas teachers today has earned a degree or a certification from SWT. The university has grown to become a major comprehensive regional university, with several outstanding academic programs. Its program in geography and planning has been ranked the best in the nation, and programs in theatre arts, music, sound recording technology, communication disorders, mass communication, speech communication, physical therapy and sociology have gained national or regional recognition. Its 427-acre campus is located in San Marcos, 30 miles from Austin.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
33,405
Undergraduates
13,496
Men - 40.4%
19,876
Women - 59.5%
4,295
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
89% of 28,453 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
530 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
550 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,335
Out-of-state: $40,575
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,207
Out-of-state: $24,447
Room and Board
$11,198
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$15,016
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,875
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
53
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
10%
10-19
23%
20-29
30%
30-39
14%
40-49
8%
50-99
8%
Over 100
7%
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San Marcos Population
50,001
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Antonio, Austin
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
21% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bobcats
Sororities
5% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
2.6%
Black/African-American
9.4%
Hispanic/Latino
42.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
40.4%
Unknown
1.4%
International Students
0.5% from 62 countries
First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
34.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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