Southwestern's hilltop location in Winfield, Kansas offers the perfect mix of energy and tranquility. We're just 40 miles from the bright lights of Wichita, and Winfield ranks as one of the 100 best small towns in America, according to author Norman Crampton. Twelve thousand residents, two Fortune 500 companies, and our Southwestern students agree.
Winfield sponsors several yearly celebrations that include Art in the Park, Kanza Days, Winfield Country Roundup, and the internationally-known Walnut Valley Festival, which has hosted artists such as Allison Krauss, The Dixie Chicks and Grammy nominated Nickel Creek.
In 2006, CNNMoney and Money magazine ranked Wichita 9th out the 10 best U.S. big cities to live in, and in 2008, MSN Real Estate picked Wichita the number one on its list of the most affordable cities to live in.
Need a few animals or a splash of culture? Wichita also has the Sedgwick County Zoo, Exploration Place, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Old Town, and the Old Cowtown museum. The vital downtown district offers nightclubs, restaurants, shopping centers, museums and parks.