Southern Methodist University: Ranking & Review

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Southern Methodist University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate49%50%48%
Applicants13,1286,0967,032
Admissions6,4023,0363,366
Enrolled undergraduates1,423718705
Enrolled total (including graduate students)11,7896,0855,704

1,190 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

503 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores512
Percent of students submitting SAT scores36%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
670
Math
685

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,029
Percent of students submitting ACT scores72%
ACT Composite
30
ACT English
31
ACT Math
29

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $60. Application fee for graduates - $75.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Southern Methodist University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$72,408$72,408
Off-campus$64,598$64,598
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $16,510 and other expenses per full academic year.

Southern Methodist University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 3,803 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$46,594$46,594
Fees for full-time undergraduates$5,904$5,904
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,946$1,946
Tuition for Full-time graduates$40,896$40,896
Fees for full-time graduates$5,904$5,904
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$1,704$1,704

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services4595531,012
Engineering16825714439
Legal Professions and Studies58238296
Social Sciences2492312284
Education212246251
Visual and Performing Arts125571183
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1756181
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services411372180
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1302132
Mathematics and Statistics713614121
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies831598
Health Professions and Related Programs237295
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities494493
Theology and Religious Vocations81889
Biological and Biomedical Sciences727483
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies215273
Psychology623368
Physical Sciences31141055
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services4242
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3535
English Language and Literature & Letters262533
History21223
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2222
Philosophy and Religious Studies12416
Natural Resources and Conservation12113
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Grand Total1,7781,8143253,917

A total of 1,778 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Southern Methodist University.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,139 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate81%76%85%
  • Full-time retention rate - 91%
  • Part-time retention rate - 0%

General info

Alternative namesSMU
Founded1911
MottoVeritas Liberabit Vos
The Truth Shall Set You Free (John 8:32)
Religious affiliationUnited Methodist
Colorsharvard crimson, yale blue
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,483
Instructional FTE891
Research FTE75
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.smu.edu
Address6425 Boaz St
Dallas, Texas, 75275-0221
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population1,198,000
Phone2147682000
Fax+1 (214) 768 1001

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