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Southern Methodist University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

10,938 students

55% admitted

  • 8,283 full time
  • 2,655 part time
  • 4,188 men full time
  • 4,095 women full time
  • 10,338 applied
  • 5,641 admitted
  • 1,382 enrolled

6,116 Undergraduates

$37,050 tuition/year

  • 4,746 Graduates
  • 76 Non-Degree
  • $37,050 in state
  • $4,700 fees
  • $13,539 room & board
  • $800 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Religious affiliation: United Methodist
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Southwest Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Cameron
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  • what i love the most about smu is that the class sizes are small and provide a personal learning experience. the professors here are highly dedicated to what they do…

  • Jan-26-2012 Read More
  • Paige from Edmond, OK
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  • SMU is a small university in a big city. The beautiful campus is a welcoming place for students who want to get involved and meet people from around the country…

  • May-18-2013 Read More
  • Gustavo from Dallas, TX
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  • Southern Methodist university is a predominantly white school, being a minority I felt a bit left out at first but once you get going you begin to feel a lot…

  • Jul-24-2013 Read More
  • Rhyanna from Lewisville, TX
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  • southern methodist is vast, beautiful, and easy to navigate. the campus is inviting and classic, with roman inspired architecture and a diverse student body. classes are taught by highly intelligent…

  • Feb-07-2012 Read More
  • Laura from Carrollton, TX
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  • southern methodist university is a great college with caring faculty, amazing talented people, and a campus that makes you feel like you're in a totally different world. once you step…

  • Feb-21-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-23-2011 I am a current student here

    YES! SMU has such a welcoming community. Coming from California, I had no difficulties in the transition to a new state. SMU provides so many opportunities for students to participate in, and also puts on many activities. I easily got involved in several organizations, which allowed me to meet other students with common interests. SMU really makes an effort to make sure that their students are being catered to. For example, during finals week, SMU brought in dogs and puppies to play with on the lawn as stress relievers. Students are always first.

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  • 5
  • from Lake Worth, FL
  • Jul-08-2011 I am a current student here

    I absolutely love it. I came to SMU literally knowing no one, and now I know hundreds of people. I have always known the same people throughout my life so it was nice for once to start fresh and make all new friends and acquaintances. I also love being in Dallas. The Highland Park area SMU is located in is beyond stunning and a safe neighborhood as well. SMU has the perfect balance of city life and college life, and I could not be happier with my decision.

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  • Deborah from Mesquite, TX
  • Dec-31-2010 I am a current student here

    Honestly, I never wanted to go to SMU. Even after securing my spot in the class, I was dreading the day when I would have to go. I refused to even visit the campus until it was necessary. However, I am extremely glad that I am here. The campus is beautiful, and the people are amazing. There's a nice balance between academics and a social life. In my experience, the professors are easy to talk to, both inside and outside of class. The campus is in the heart of Dallas, so there’s always something to do at night, whether on or off campus. I know SMU has a reputation (Southern Millionaires University) of being full of snobby, rich children who were not good enough to get into Ivy League schools. While those people do exist, the majority of students are down to earth. It’s not hard to avoid people that you don’t want to be around. You’ll meet people from every status group and station of life while you’re here, and you will find your group where you belong. Like I said, I am thoroughly enjoying my time here. When I leave campus, I can’t wait to get back.

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