Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

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Undergrad Diversity Transfer

Tuition & Fees

$58,540

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
710
25th
630
75th
740
25th
620
75th
35
25th
29
75th
31
25th
26
75th
33
25th
29
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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,379
Declined 6,631
Total Received 14,010
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Private

7,147

undergraduate students

5,816

graduate students

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234-acre campus in Dallas (population: 1,345,047); branch campus in Taos, NM. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Southern Methodist University
6425 Boaz Lane
Dallas, TX
75205

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
54%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • The founding of Southern Methodist University was largely a result of a conflict between the United Methodist Church and Vanderbilt University. The church and school severed ties in 1914, and the church made SMU its new flagship institution.
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
49%
Top 1/4
79%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
710
25th
630
75th
740
25th
620
75th
35
25th
29
75th
31
25th
26
75th
33
25th
29

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 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
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,379
Declined 6,631
Total Received 14,010

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program

Recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • 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
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 323-0672
F: 214 768-3878
ugadmission@smu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Basketball
Equestrian
Football
Golf
Rowing
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, cheerleading, cricket, cycling, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, running, sailing, soccer, tennis, triathlon, wakeboarding, water polo, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, cycling, golf, lacrosse, martial arts, running, soccer, tennis, triathlon, wakeboarding, water polo, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, billiards, bowling, dodgeball, flag football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/outdoor), Wiffle ball

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Advertising.
African-American/Black Studies.
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence.
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Economics.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Bilingual and Multilingual Education.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biophysics.
Biostatistics.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Language and Literature.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Psychology.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Computational Mathematics.
Computational and Applied Mathematics.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Computer Software Engineering.
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other.
Conducting.
Creative Writing.
Dance, General.
Design and Applied Arts, Other.
Divinity/Ministry.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Education, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Engineering Science.
Engineering, General.
Engineering, Other.
Engineering-Related Fields, Other.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Facilities Planning and Management.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance, General.
Financial Mathematics.
Financial Planning and Services.
Fine and Studio Arts Management.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
French Studies.
General Studies.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Geophysics and Seismology.
German Language and Literature.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health and Wellness, General.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.
History, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Information Science/Studies.
Insurance.
International Policy Analysis.
International/Globalization Studies.
Italian Language and Literature.
Italian Studies.
Journalism.
Keyboard Instruments.
Latin American Studies.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Management Information Systems, General.
Management Science.
Manufacturing Engineering.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music History, Literature, and Theory.
Music Pedagogy.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music Therapy/Therapist.
Music, General.
Office Management and Supervision.
Operations Research.
Organizational Communication, General.
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Programs for Foreign Lawyers.
Psychology, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Real Estate.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Religious/Sacred Music.
Social Sciences, General.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Statistics, General.
Superintendency and Educational System Administration.
Sustainability Studies.
Systems Engineering.
Tax Law/Taxation.
Taxation.
Telecommunications Technology/Technician.
Theology/Theological Studies.
Theoretical Chemistry.
Voice and Opera.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Economics
  3. Accounting

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology

12,963

total students

40%

in-state

60%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

55%

7,147
students

Female
49%
3,507

Male
51%
3,640

45%

5,816
students

Female
48%
2,792

Male
52%
3,024

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

6,780
students

Female
49%
3,326

Male
51%
3,454

5%

367
students

Female
49%
181

Male
51%
186

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: two weeks after completion of file

Spring: two weeks after completion of file

Summer: two weeks after completion of file

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

62

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 60
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Viet Nam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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