Learning, Doing, Growing

Southwestern Adventist University believes in the development of the whole person: body, mind and spirit.

Opportunities Abound

We are more concerned with the quality of our many small programs than the development of bigger ones. As such, the educational focus is personal, and students have many opportunities to flourish.

An International Flavor

With students from more than two dozen countries, Southwestern offers the young person an opportunity to meet and interact while learning how the rest of the world lives.

Estimated Costs for 2015-2016


All unmarried students under 22 years of age, taking six or more credit hours, are required to live in one of the university‚Äôs residence halls.  Residents are also required to select from one of three meal plans offered through the cafeteria.  Students who officially withdraw from Southwestern will not be permitted to live in the residence hall after their official withdrawal date.

Off-Campus Living:  Must meet the following requirements and be approved by the Dean of Students:

    • Be 22 years of age, or
    • Taking six or less credit hours, or
    • Have earned a bachelor's degree, or
    • Life with immediate relatives (parents, grandparents, or siblings over 24 years of age in an established residence), or
    • Be a senior with a good citizenship record, 90+ credit hours, and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.

    Residence Hall Deposit

    To reserve a room, students are required to pay a general deposit of $100 to the respective residence hall.  The deposit will be held until the student graduates, moves out of the residence hall, or withdraws from the university. Deposits are refunded to the student's account and will be released if there is no balance due. The deposit is refundable on condition that the checkout procedure of the residence hall is followed (see Residence Hall Handbook).  Should a student cancel an application for admission before August 13, the deposit will be refunded.

    Residence Hall Costs

    $1800 per semester

    A room in one of the residence halls beginning Sunday of the week classes begin.

    Private Room Fee

    $900 per semester

    A private room is subject to space availability, dean approval, and financial clearance.

    Summer School

    Residence halls charge a weekly rate.