Southwestern Adventist University

100 W Hillcrest, Keene, TX 76059

About Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist University is classified as a baccalaureate college with a diverse set of academic offerings. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 degree-seeking students. Most students are enrolled full time, and up to half of the student body resides on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees only within the professional fields. Most graduate degrees are awarded in business. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate786
Student Age% Under 2572%
 % 25 and Over28%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time84%
 % Part-time16%
Race/Ethnicity% White28.9%
 % Black9.5%
 % Asian4.2%
 % Latino25.0%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Race Unknown14.1%
 % International student18%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyFilm, Video, TV
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted99%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled43%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT66%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT34%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800540 / 800
 SAT Math410 / 800530 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite17 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 In-State Tuition & Fees$16,456
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,456
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid97%
 % Undergraduates with Loans65%
 % Undergraduates with Grants96%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,086
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,242
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$6,748
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,302
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,570
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,290

Neighborhood Data for the Keene Area

Median Age35
Median Household Income$30,687
Total Population6,149
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.8% 51.2%
 Age 0-962.6%37.4%
 Age 10-1745.8%54.2%
 Age 18-2449.3%50.7%
 Age 25-2958.0%42.0%
 Age 30-3938.0%62.0%
Race/Ethnicity% White88.0%
 % Black5.7%
 % Asian2.6%
 % Latino36.9%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,242
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$6,748
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$514
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