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University of the Southwest

School Profile

  • University of the SouthwestPrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College/Teachers College/College of Education in Hobbs, NM
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 397
First-year Undergraduate Students: 87
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 393
Graduate Students: 191

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Humanities
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Natural Resources & Conservation - General
  • Bachelor of Pastoral Counseling
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Prelaw
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Sales/Marketing Education
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Social Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Youth Ministry

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $12,964
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,964

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213


Member: NAIA
Team name: Mustangs


  • Ranked #13 Regional Colleges (West)
  • Ranked #10 Best Value Schools
  • Ranked #103 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #129 Student Services and Technology
  • Ranked #20 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #107 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #83 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

6610 Lovington Highway #506
Hobbs, NM 88240
(505) 392-6563
(800) 530-4400
Fax: (505) 392-6006
Contact: Ashley Taylor
Admissions Coordinator

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 60%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 60%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 213
Female applicants 98
Male applicants 115
Applicants accepted 128
Female applicants accepted 56
Male applicants accepted 72
Freshman enrollment 57
Female freshman enrollment 28
Male freshman enrollment 29
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 100%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 84%
Average high school GPA 3.2
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2-3.9

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 51%
SAT Critical Reading average score 440
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 290-560
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 500
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 290-690
SAT Writing average score 420
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 380-420
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 49%
Average ACT Composite score 23
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 16-24
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 14-28
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 13-29

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