Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX, USA
4.12 Average Rating

The Southern Methodist University is a private research institution in Texas featuring a liberal arts curriculum. The Dallas campus provides more than 200 areas of study to choose from, along with the Locomotor Lab to address scientific questions on biomechanics, the Deason Innovation Gym to build design skills and interdisciplinary work, and the Maneframe Supercomputer to crunch large scale data. Students can also study in a laboratory setting in New Mexico through the SMU-in-Taos experience or take advantage of the 140 study abroad programs. SMU is home to eight libraries, making its collection one of the largest private book collections in the US.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
38%
Out of State Students
55%
0
100
49%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1330
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
11,789
Total Number of Undergrads
6,452
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
67%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
77%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$32,580
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$44,694
Out-of-State Tuition
$44,694
0
100
87%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
71%
Average Aid Per Year
$29,539
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
51%
49%
Student Organizations
180
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Dallas
Houston
New York
Austin
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
65%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$57,300
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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