Southern Methodist University: Ranking & Review

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1 133 359
Top 3%

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

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

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

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 Services 459 553 1,012
Engineering 168 257 14 439
Legal Professions and Studies 58 238 296
Social Sciences 249 23 12 284
Education 21 224 6 251
Visual and Performing Arts 125 57 1 183
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 175 6 181
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 41 137 2 180
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 130 2 132
Mathematics and Statistics 71 36 14 121
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 83 15 98
Health Professions and Related Programs 23 72 95
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 49 44 93
Theology and Religious Vocations 81 8 89
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 72 7 4 83
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 21 52 73
Psychology 62 3 3 68
Physical Sciences 31 14 10 55
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 42 42
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 35 35
English Language and Literature & Letters 26 2 5 33
History 21 2 23
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 22 22
Philosophy and Religious Studies 12 4 16
Natural Resources and Conservation 12 1 13
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences
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 population1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Phone2147682000
Fax+1 (214) 768 1001

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