Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Waxahachie, TX
location
Private
type
Small
setting
52%
48%
student ratio
1,774
total students
Tuition Cost $19,450 | $19,450
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $6,728
Rolling
fall application deadline
23%
acceptance rate
Non-competitive
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
480
sat math
505
sat reading
498
sat writing
22
act composite

Overview

The University

Southwestern Assemblies of God University seeks creators, dreamers, and change-makers - students who long to be uncommon. SAGU Lions are pioneers. They look for opportunity in surprising places. They take common ideas and moments and create something uncommon.

Lions are pioneers who find opportunity to live their Christian faith in diverse careers.

The beauty of college is that learning takes place inside and outside of the classroom. When students are not learning from a professor in class, they're sharing knowledge with new friends, growing their soft skills through volunteerism and service, visiting new places for field experience, interning or even traveling to the other side of the globe. It's more than intercultural studies majors who travel the world. Business majors start small businesses in India. Ancient Studies majors excavate in Israel. And Education majors travel the world to teach English as a second language. Students can make the most of their time.

Students can surround themselves with Christian peers as they become top in their field.

A few examples of jobs earned by recent SAGU graduates are Warner Bros. Producer, Corporate ABC Entertainment Producer, Southwest Airlines Cabin Service Coordinator, 3M Customer Account Analyst, Zachry Holdings, Inc. Senior Messaging Architect, and Pastors, Media Pastors, Worship Pastors and Missionaries Worldwide.

The university also offers a number of fast track programs in church leadership, child and family ministry, pastoral leadership and youth and student ministry for those who want to earn a bachelor's and master's degree in 5 years.

Majors and Degrees

SAGU is comprised of three colleges: The College of Bible and Church Ministries, the College of Music and Communication Arts, and the College of Business and Education.

Whether students are looking to pursue a career in ministry or in the workforce, SAGU is held to a high standard of academic excellence in curriculum and in the classroom.

Faith

An education at SAGU is based around seven core values: Bible-based Education, Pentecostal Distinction, Spiritual Formation, Academic Excellence, Missions Mindedness, Servant Leadership, and Community and Personal Wellness. 

Community

The relationships students form with Christian roommates and peers will provide a network of support and a family of friends that last beyond college. During college, Lions are there to help, encourage, and pray for one another.

Admission

SAGU allows rolling enrollment. Any time is a great time to complete an application.

Athletics

Lions compete in athletics as fellow students cheer them on. Teams include men's and women's basketball, cross country, and soccer. Teams also include baseball, softball, cheerleading, football, women's volleyball. 

Academics

SAGU Academics will challenge students and stretch them intellectually and spiritually as they learn how their field relates to their Christian purpose. As the professor's utmost priority, students receive personalized instruction in a small-class environment.

Students who want to see the world are in luck. SAGU is the only college sending students for outreach in every country in the world in just ten years. Students have already served in more than 120 countries in just six years.

It's more than intercultural studies majors who travel abroad. Ancient Studies majors excavate in Israel. Business majors start small businesses in India. And Education majors travel the world to teach English as a second language (ESL) in context. Travel opportunities abound.

Ministry takes many forms. Whether a student's passion is ministry through music, ministry to children, youth, the homeless, or the mentally infirmed, there is a ministry major to match.

Technology can serve a valuable role in education. That is why SAGU allows ample opportunities to play with educational technology within the context of the classroom.

SAGU Digital Media Arts students take the lead and showcase their skills during student summer film projects. Those projects have repeatedly won awards in film competitions and have been featured in national broadcasting. Students also produce SAGU Sports Network and entertainment broadcasts using industry-level equipment and the professional studio in the Hagee Communication Center.

Stage performances, blackbox theatrical performances, and musical productions are performed twice each semester - offering opportunities to perform, design sets and write.

SAGU is one of the elite few schools to be officially recognized as an All-Steinway music program.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

Financial Aid

Attending SAGU is an investment impacting the rest of a student's life. Tuition, fees, room, and board are 20% lower than the average 4-year private, Christian university. Financial aid options including scholarships, grants, and loans, are available, making paying for college simple and affordable.

Location

SAGU is just south of Dallas/Fort Worth. Their campus is located in Waxahachie, a cozy town full of history and culture. Here students will find local shopping, restaurants, parks, and coffee shops. The main location in Texas gives the university the feel of a small town with the proximity to a big city. Just 30 minutes north is the greater Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Students enjoy professional sporting events, theme parks, museums and some of the best restaurants in the state. Students have access to thousands of stores, theaters, restaurants, museums, theme parks, professional sports arenas and more. 


Location & Contact

1200 Sycamore Street
Waxahachie, TX 75165-5735
USA

Mr.Joshua Martin

Assistant Dean of Admissions

Phone: 972-825-4821
Fax: 972-923-8131
Email: jmartin@sagu.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Ancient Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Counseling Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Social Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Biblical Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Divinity/Ministry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Missionary Studies and Missiology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious/Sacred Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Youth Ministry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

23% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,097
    • Accepted492
    • Acceptance Rate23%
    • Enrolled1,774
    • Female Applicants1,145
    • Females Accepted242
    • Female Acceptance Rate21%
    • Male Applicants952
    • Males Accepted250
    • Male Acceptance Rate26%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $35
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 505 390 520
    • SAT Math 480 410 510
    • SAT Writing 498 370 490
    • ACT Composite 22 19 25
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$19,450
    • Out-of-state tuition *$19,450
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$960
    • Room and board *$7,060
    • Room only *$3,500
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred payments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$6,728
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$6,135
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$3,468
    • Average Loan Aid:$3,177
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$3,511
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 64%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 11%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,774
    • Male Student Percentage48%
    • Female Student Percentage52%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino20.46%
    • Black or African American12.23%
    • White or Caucasian58.06%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native4.45%
    • Asian.9%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.62%
    • Two or more races2.09%
    • Unknown or International Student.62%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.56% representing 9 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students42% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Congress, Southwestern Missions Association, Street Hope, Gold Jackets, Women in Ministry
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Not Reported
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other electronic and key access in dorms, camera surveillance, 24-hour dispatch monitored fire alarm systems (offsite)

Athletics

Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National Christian College Athletic Association
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Yes Yes
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Football Yes Yes Yes
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball Yes Yes Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Yes Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty175
    • Full-time Percentage50%
    • Part-time Percentage50%
    • Female Percentage33%
    • Male Percentage67%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 1,652 students to 116 faculty


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