The Southwestern Difference

Providing an academic, social and spiritual framework for life.

We provide you with the framework, curriculum and learning environment to explore, grow and define your faith.

SWAU Campus Life

Our community is important to us. We're proud to foster a tightly knit community with lasting connections. From our open campus to our diverse student body and staff, you're welcome here.

Outstanding Faculty

Enjoy a close relationship with qualified and approachable faculty members, thanks to our low teacher/student ratio and small-group, collaborative learning.

Join the Family!

Experience the Southwestern difference.

Southwestern by the numbers


years of producing successful graduates


of recent grads in biology, computer science, math, education, English, music and theology are employed or in grad school


student-teacher ratio

News & Events

development, philanthropy, give, higher education

Southwestern Adventist University Welcomes New Development Director

Lionshead Film Festival Win

Communication Class Wins at Lionshead Film Festival

alumni association, homecoming, alumni

Southwestern Adventist University Welcomes New Alumni Director

music, presentation arts, faculty, new, higher education

University Welcomes New Music Faculty

campaign, new building, nursing, miracles, philanthropy

God Provided! Challenge Grant Met