Established in 1962, University of the Southwest is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Hobbs (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), New Mexico. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, University of the Southwest (USW) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of the Southwest (USW) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 58 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. USW also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.
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|Name||University of the Southwest|
|Address||6610 North Lovington Highway
88240 New Mexico
|Tel||+1 (575) 392 6561|
|Fax||+1 (505) 392 6006|
|Gender||Men and Women (coed)|
|Minority Serving||Hispanic-serving Institution|
|International Students||Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission|
|Selection Type||Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades|
|New Admission Requirements||- Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
|Admission Office||6610 Lovington Highway
432 894 5539
800 530 4400
|Basic Classification||Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs|
|2000 Classification||Masters Colleges and Universities II|
|Size & Setting||Four-year, very small, primarily residential institution|
|Enrollment Profile||Majority undergraduate|
|Undergraduate Profile||Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution|
|Undergraduate Instructional Program||Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence|
|Graduate Instructional Program||Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence|
University of the Southwest's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 46,186 physical volumes, 303 physical media and 93 licensed digital/electronic databases.
University of the Southwest provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 251 students in the 2018 academic year.
|Study Abroad||Not reported|
|Career Services||Not reported|
|Institutional Hospital||Not reported|
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