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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

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

6425 Boaz St Dallas, TX 75275-0221
Phone: (214) 768-2000
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Southern Methodist University
  • Located in Dallas, TX
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 10,938 students enrolled
  • 55% admitted
  • $44,694 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Anon18
  • Dec-26-2016 I am a current student here

    It's very important to talk to your professors and advisors. This is hard to do, especially at the beginning of the semester, but it puts you at an advantage. Work hard to ensure that your gpa is as high as you require it to be, and absolutely get involved in clubs and other activities which will not only look great on your resume, but will ensure that you are connected to like-minded people.

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  • Fairooz from Lewisville, TX
  • Jan-17-2015 I am a current student here

    SMU is an expensive school so be careful when considering it. Take advantage of office hours, get to know your professors, and make connections. Have fun, but stay focused on your studies.

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  • Gillian from Milford, TX
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Don't feel pressured into Greek life if that's not your thing. Yes, Greek life is a major part of campus, and yes there are a lot of fun fraternities and sororities; however, I did not join Greek life and I have made plenty of friends. Their are plenty of ways to get involved on campus!

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  • 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.

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