Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

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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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Location

School Facts

Southern Methodist University, founded in 1911, is a private, church-affiliated, comprehensive university. Its 234-acre campus is located in Dallas, Texas.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 12,963
Established in 1911
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Methodist

Social Networks

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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
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-preparatory 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 Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

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

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

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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 transferred

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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