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Tuition & Fees

$46,740

$46,740

not including room and board

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,125
Declined + 5,955
Total Received 12,080
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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1  :  11

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Finance
  3. Accounting
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School Facts

Southern Methodist University, founded in 1911, is a private, church-affiliated, comprehensive university. Its 231-acre, suburban campus is located in Dallas, Texas.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 10,929
Established in 1911
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 6660
ACT 4171

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

6,357

undergraduate students

4,572

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
53%
500-599
20%
400-499
3%
700-800
29%
600-699
55%
500-599
14%
400-499
2%
700-800
19%
600-699
54%
500-599
22%
400-499
4%
300-399
1%
30-36
54%
24-29
40%
18-23
5%
12-17
1%
30-36
39%
24-29
54%
18-23
6%
12-17
1%
30-36
47%
24-29
49%
18-23
4%
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Dallas, TX

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Dallas, TX

235-acre campus in Dallas (population: 1,241,162); branch campuses in Plano and in Taos, NM. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Southern Methodist University
6425 Boaz Lane
Dallas, TX 75205

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
13 fraternities 32% of male students
 
14 sororities 48% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
48%
Top 1/4
80%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
53%
500-599
20%
400-499
3%
700-800
29%
600-699
55%
500-599
14%
400-499
2%
700-800
19%
600-699
54%
500-599
22%
400-499
4%
300-399
1%
30-36
54%
24-29
40%
18-23
5%
12-17
1%
30-36
39%
24-29
54%
18-23
6%
12-17
1%
30-36
47%
24-29
49%
18-23
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
March 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,125
Declined + 5,955
Total Received 12,080

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Wes Waggoner
Dean of Undergraduate Admission
P: 800 323-0672
F: 214 768-0103
ugadmission@smu.edu

Cost

Tuition $40,770
Room & board $14,645
Additional fees $5,170
Books & supplies $800
Total $61,385
Average Financial Aid - $35,977
Total with Avg. Aid $25,408

Financial Aid

86%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$35,977

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,669,179
State $3,677,617
Institutional $52,095,734
Other external $1,162,845
Total $61,605,375

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $33,896,098
Other external $2,092,716
Total $35,988,814

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
equestrian sports
football
golf
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
American Athletic Conference
Mascot
Mustangs
School colors
red and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Economics
Applied Physiology/Sports Management
Applied Science
Art
Art History
Biological Science
Business Administration
Chemistry
Choral Conducting
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling
Creative Computing
Dance Performance
Dispute Resolution
Drama/Theatre Arts
Economics
Economics/Systems Analysis
Education
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management
English
English/Creative Writing
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Geology
Environmental Science
Fashion Media
Film/Media Arts
Finance
Financial Management
Foreign Languages/Spanish
French
General Business
General Management
Geology
Geophysics
German
History
Human Rights
Individual Studies in Liberal Arts
Information Systems
Instrumental Conducting
International Studies
Italian Area Studies
Journalism
Latin American Studies
Liberal Studies
Management Engineering
Management Science
Management in International Arts Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Anthropology
Medieval Studies
Mexican-American Studies
Molecular/Cell Biology
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance/Guitar
Music Therapy
Operations Research
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Policy
Real Estate
Religious Studies
Social Sciences
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Statistical Science
Statistics
Strategic Leadership
Sustainability
Systems Engineering
Theatre
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Undergraduate

58%

6,357
students

Female
51%
3,220

Male
49%
3,137

Graduate

42%

4,572
students

Female
42%
1,898

Male
58%
2,674

undergraduateFull-time

96%

6,119
students

Female
51%
3,100

Male
49%
3,019

undergraduatePart-time

4%

238
students

Female
51%
120

Male
49%
118

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.70
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: 2 weeks after completion

Spring: 2 weeks after completion

Summer: 2 weeks after completion

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

62

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 65
Countries most often represented China
India
Mexico
Panama
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kellen Lewis
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission
214 768-4868
kellenc@smu.edu

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