Southwestern Adventist University

Inspiring Knowledge, Faith, and Service through Christ-Centered Education

The Southwestern Difference

Providing an academic, social and spiritual framework for life.


Grow Your Faith

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


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.

What Inspires You?

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About SWAU

Nestled in the town of Keene, Texas, Southwestern Adventist University offers a special opportunity for students who desire to get the most out of their college experience. Founded in 1893 and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Southwestern continues its 125 year legacy of providing exceptional value with many programs to choose from and generous financial aid packages.


Why Choose SouthwesternAU?

Consider these top 5 reasons to choose Southwestern Adventist University:

Enhance your leadership abilities

Experience innovative programs

Enrich your relationship with Jesus

Enjoy being on a campus with a reputation for being Texas friendly

Graduate prepared for success



No 11 Regional College West Ranking

No 6 Diverse College Texas

No 2 top performer social mobility