Southern Methodist University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Texas


Located in the University Park area of Dallas, Southern Methodist University consistently ranks among the top 100 national universities. The Cox School of Business and Meadows School of the Arts are both worth a close look, and SMU has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The university offers 80 bachelor degree programs through its five undergraduate schools. SMU is affiliated with the Methodist Church, but its teaching is nonsectarian (from its founding, SMU has been interested in becoming a great university, not a great Methodist university). In athletics, the SMU Mustangs compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA.

Most Popular Majors

Acounting, Advertising, Economics, Finance, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science, Public Relations

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 10965
Total Grad Students: 4773
Undergraduate Students: 6192
Faculty: 659

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1

Percent Male: 47%
Percent Female: 53%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

6425 Boaz St
Dallas Texas 75275


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 27 31
English 26 33
Math 26 32
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 580 680
Math 600 690

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 55%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -55%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 800

Other Expenses: 2600

Room and Board: 13125

Tuition and Fees: 39430

Total Cost: 55955

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7334

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 76%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 73%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 35%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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