Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

Southern Methodist University Admissions Stats

What Are My Chances?®

What are my chances?® Calculator

The chart below shows your chances of admission to this school, based on the information in your profile.

  • Lower
  • Medium
  • Higher
Estimated Chances

Create a free profile so you can see your chances at Southern Methodist University and thousands of other top colleges.



Not sure if you can get in? Read our Admissions Tips

Southern Methodist University Admissions Scattergram

(Based on historical self-reported student data)

Want to improve your chances?

Use the Cappex Admissions Coach to get tips.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Recommended
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

Application Fees

Undergrad Application Fee
Graduate Application Fee

Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

Test Scores Breakdown

Many colleges put a great deal of weight on student ACT/SAT test scores when considering applications. Cappex can help you see how you rank compared to students who have been accepted to Southern Methodist University

Contact Info

6425 Boaz St Dallas, TX 75275-0221
Phone: (214) 768-2000
General Site: www.smu.edu
Admissions: http://www.smu.edu/admission/home.asp
Application: http://www.smu.edu/Admission/Apply.aspx


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
  • 0
  • Dylan from Indiana
  • Oct-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Definitely take a tour. I visited numerous other schools (when I was applying for colleges, I applied to almost 20 schools) but I felt the most at home at SMU. The campus is absolutely stunning and is the perfect size for me. If possible, visit on a day on which you can sit in on a lecture. Once you are accepted, attend Mustang Corral. I will admit that it was a very annoying and crappy location (in the middle of nowhere, Texas) but I made a lot of friends there.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Katherine from Renton, WA
  • Oct-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Prospective students should really seek to sell themselves to the school. Include every activity on your application, no matter how small. SMU offers numerous, large scholarships so do not be frightened away by the initial price tag. It is especially important to look at how the individual programs rank as opposed to the entire school. Some programs are far superior to others.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • May-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Really explore what area you want to study and try to contact older students who will give you an honest answer. If you can get the contact information of student organization leaders that would be ideal. You can probably google a list of student organizations at smu. I also recommend learning as much information about your prospective area of study at smu and talking to older students (if you visit ask other students). If you do decide to attend SMU APPLY for scholarships. This school is also a party school, so if that's your main reason for attending college you should go here. The school is more so a party school for white students, in regards to minority partying and fun it's limited because this population is very small. Not saying you can't partake in the fun of others, but if you're looking for fun from minority greek life it lacks a strong presence on this campus

    Read More
  • 0
  • Kristina from Texas
  • Feb-14-2014 I am a current student here

    1) Visit the campus. 2) Join an oganization. 3) Make homework a priority, even if you didn't have to in high school.

    Read More