Great Value


1. Private School Feel:
A creative curriculum, undergraduate research, and private endowments allow GSW to be one of those rare public universities where individual talents are celebrated while big ideas are encouraged and nurtured.

2. Excellence at the Right Price:
Having one of the lowest 4-year university tuition and fee rates in Georgia, Southwestern is able to provide a quality education with a reasonable price tag.

3. Numerous Scholarships:
With one of the largest endowments in the state, GSW awards scholarships to more the 20% of each year’s freshmen class. GSW also offers a competitive Honor’s Program.

4. Formidable Facilities:
Southwestern is building for a better tomorrow with state-of-the-art science labs, a new student recreation center, and new suite-style and apartment residence halls. Another addition to the GSW campus will soon be a new nursing, psychology, and sociology building.


5. Recreational Opportunities:
Southwestern’s mild winters and warm summers allow for year-round recreation. A rock climbing wall, swimming pool, tennis and racquetball courts, aerobic and weight rooms, and intramural facilities are all available for GSW students. The university’s 18-hole golf course is also located next to campus.

6. Engaged Faculty:
With a student to faculty ratio of 17:1, students get to know their professors one-on-one… many of whom have earned state and national teaching honors.

7. The Hurricane Surge:
The Hurricanes are champions… on the fields and courts of competition, as well as in the classroom. As prominent members of the powerful NCAA, Division II Peach Belt Conference, the Hurricane Force is felt throughout the Southeast, escalating the excitement surrounding athletics at Southwestern.


8. First-Year Experience:
Each year freshmen are greeted by our First Year Advocate whose sole responsibility is to provide for their academic needs, and our nationally recognized first-year experience program is one of 12 premier programs in the United States.

9. Legacy of Leadership:
Leadership development is a timeless tradition for Southwestern. GSW has been the choice for several well-known leaders including former U.S. President, Jimmy Cater, former first lady, Rosalyn Carter, and former U.S. Attorney General, Griffin Bell.

10. The City of Americus:
Centrally located, Americus is in the heart of Southwest Georgia. A short walk down the award winning main-street will allow you to see why Americus was named one the original top 10 cities in Georgia by Georgia Trend Magazine.