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 offers the ideal balance of everything you'd want in a four-year college: great academics, a beautiful campus, and a place to become a true world-changer. The campus has a family-like atmosphere to it, with expert professors, huge opportunities, and a student body that rivals the nation's top schools. SMU is perfect for anyone who is committed to academics, can enjoy athletics for the sport and not necessarily the win, and seeks lasting friendships with a diverse group of scholarly individuals.
Christopher from Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist University is a top notch school for students interested in business. The business program is excellent at placing students in internships and jobs. The school offers phenomenal scholarships, numerous extracurricular activities, and very caring professors.
Katherine from Renton, WA

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