Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX, USA
4.12 Average Rating

The Southern Methodist University was founded by the United Methodist Church, and maintains its affiliation to the church, but is considered nonsectarian in its teaching. U.S. News & World Report ranks the school as #61 in National Universities while Forbes lists SMU at #18 in the South. The school is home to one of the largest private book collections in the US thanks to its eight libraries. Its main campus in Dallas houses the George W. Bush Presidential Center and includes a presidential library and museum.


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
Out of State Students
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 29
Average SAT Composite: 1330

What Students Are Saying

4.12 Average Rating
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 and world. SMU offers endless ways to get involved and Dallas is the perfect city for success post graduation.
Paige from Edmond, OK
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 better. There is a great atmosphere and the campus looks amazing. Frat life is big on campus, the classes are smaller so you have a more personal relationship with your professors.
Gustavo from Dallas, TX

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