Georgetown is home to Southwestern University, the first institute of higher learning established in Texas, but it’s not your average college town. With an enrollment of just under 1,400 students, the University works diligently to ensure a thoughtful collaboration between school and city, fostering civic engagement and respect for its surroundings. Students live and work in town, volunteer with community schools and organizations, and welcome the involvement of citizens in their activities.
Fall 2013 marks the return of men’s football to Southwestern, a sport not offered at the University since 1951. The newly-formed team will compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference beginning September 7. Women’s lacrosse is also making its debut in fall 2014, the first time varsity lacrosse has been offered to women athletes at the school.
Students are also afforded access to nearby campuses of Texas State University, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and Austin Community College, with all three locations just a short drive south in Round Rock. College coursework is available to high school juniors and seniors through ACC’s Early College Start program as well, making the undergraduate degree options for Georgetown residents quite extensive.