Ours is a history of firsts. We are the first institution of higher education in Texas, home to three of the first Rhodes Scholars in Texas, and the first to celebrate homecoming. This tradition of firsts continues as 西南 University creates a new and dynamic educational experience designed to produce a 21st-century thinker.
You will learn to discover connections across majors, between disciplines, and in relation to your experiences outside the classroom. 派地亚 helps you develop a holistic, integrated view of concepts and methods, empowering you to think in broader, more collaborative, and more original ways. You will graduate with a cultivated curiosity and the desire to learn, explore, and create change—in your careers and in life.
“我们已经具象灯泡会关闭所有在校园的时间。 w ^Ë叫他们派地亚的时刻。”
At 西南, high-impact experiences are immersive opportunities that position our graduates for active, meaningful lives of engagement and achievement. Through transformative internships, community-engaged learning, and study abroad and study away, students gain independence and progressive mastery of new competencies and skills. Students learn to think more effectively about their understanding of the world, making connections across subjects, borders, economic systems, and varying ways of life. 该se life-changing experiences create the practices of thinking, creating, and connecting that last a lifetime and are the hallmark of today’s 西南经验.
Undergraduate research at Southwestern goes well beyond the library stacks or the lab bench. Alongside faculty, you will develop authentic, previously unexplored questions and test your own hypotheses, making original contributions to your field of study. Collaborating with faculty and peers, our students regularly present at professional conferences and even coauthor publications. 该se experiences hone the intellectual practice of problem-solving and provide an enduring framework for innovation and the creation of new knowledge. Moreover, 西南’s undergraduates develop lasting friendships with their fellow researchers and strong bonds with their professors, a key element of our commitment to supporting personal growth.
Our commitment to inquiry-based learning creates a more active classroom with fewer lectures and more hands-on engagement. Active learning is a more dynamic approach to the classroom setting, enabling you to take ownership of your own learning while greatly improving your retention of knowledge and skills.
该 process is organic: as children, we ask questions to understand and make sense of our world. Likewise, students are often given a question, problem, or scenario. While constantly and methodically interrogating diverse solutions, you will invent new answers and new knowledge, thereby making greater meaning of your academic experience. By enhancing your ability to understand, interpret, and evaluate information, SU will inspire your lifelong intellectual curiosity.
At 西南, we encourage you to choose mindfully from among the broad variety of opportunities to engage. 该re’s an ideal balance, different for each student, among academics, team and organization membership, work, and downtime. By engaging with intention and reflecting on the value of each component of your involvement, you can find your perfect balance.
At Southwestern, diversity is more than just numbers. We believe that diversity expands our worldliness, enhances our social development, increases our knowledge base, and better prepares us for collaboration in a global society. Diversity among our students, staff, and faculty leads to a diversity of thought as well as a genuine commitment to creating an inclusive environment that is equally welcoming to all. Approximately one-third of 西南 students come from underrepresented groups, and over 30% of our students broaden their perspective by studying abroad in Europe, South America, and Asia.
Forget the 300-seat classrooms. Here at Southwestern, you’ll study in small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1. In this more intimate, more active learning environment, you’ll engage, discuss, debate, and connect with professors who are both nationally recognized experts in their fields and caring mentors who will work alongside you, sharing valuable advice, guidance, and experience. 该se close mentoring relationships distinguish a 西南 education. And if you come here, they will help to distinguish you.