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Founded in 1906, Georgia Southwestern has been serving students for more than a century. Historic buildings, a lake, and an 18 hole golf course are nestled on 400 scenic wooded acres. Long, warm summers and short, mild winters are characteristic of the area's climate - making for pleasant living conditions and year-round recreation.
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All classes are taught by experienced faculty - not teaching assistants. Our faculty consists of full-time professors. Faculty devote their time primarily to teaching and advising undergraduates. Our students-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1.
Education does not end with graduation. Many of our students go on to pursue graduate or professional studies after receiving their degrees. As educated individuals with initiative and a desire to be lifelong learners, our graduates are accepted at the nation's best graduate institutions and secure careers in top companies worldwide.

Student Profile
Southwestern has a growing, diverse enrollment of more than 3,100 students from 81% of the counties in Georgia, 22 states, and 29 countries.

Key Facilities

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New residence halls make living easy at Southwestern! Southwestern's premier living options include private and semi-private suites for freshmen and apartments and private suites for upperclassmen. The halls are designed to enhance the students' development of life skills and independence.

Student Success Center
Complementing the beautiful collegiate outdoor space, the Student Success Center offers a wide variety of challenges. A rock-climbing wall, racquetball and basketball courts, and aerobic and weight rooms are among the features of this student-centered facility.
Glassblowing Studio
Southwestern houses the only studio in Georgia used for academic programs.

Olympic Sized Swimming Pool
Available for year-round recreational swimming and competitions, this facility is home to the Americus Blue Tide Swim Team and Olympic Gold-Medalist, Angel Myers Martino.

Southwestern's Geology Department has a seismic station on campus. One of only three in Georgia, our students are able to record and analyze seismic activity all over the world.

Distinctive Opportunities

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The GSW Challenge Course is an outdoor classroom designed to provide a safe, fun, and experiential learning environment. Here, groups and individuals can learn about themselves and address personal, interpersonal, and organizational issues.

Honors Program
Exceptionally talented and motivated students are offered a challenging environment for learning accompanied by a generous scholarship.

Study Abroad
Georgia Southwestern students may pursue studies in England, France, Russia along with several other nations.

University 4000
This course allows students the opportunity to study a particular country and culminate that study with a visit there.
Rosalynn Carter Institute
The former First Lady has dedicated herself to the caregiving profession. The institute provides educational and scholarship opportunities for Southwestern students.

Child Development Center
The Child Development Center provides a unique teaching and learning research opportunity for GSW and pre-kindergarten students.

Golf Course
An 18-hole golf course located adjacent to campus is owned and operated by the university.

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