Student Population
National Rank
Southern Methodist University overview
Location Dallas, Texas
Online smu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Southern Methodist University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Dallas, Texas, Southern Methodist University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 13,128 prospective students applied, and 6,402 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,423 enrolled in the school.  9,053 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,736 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $46,594 plus fees of $5,904. SMU is ranked 107 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1330/1480
ACT 28/32
GPA 3.7
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Mar 15, 2020
Applicant Competition Average

Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Southern Methodist University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$5,904
Room and Board $16,510
Budget for Other Expenses$2,600
Total One Year Cost$72,408


Average Salary After 10 Years
$73,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
75% within 6 years

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southern Methodist University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Social Sciences 16%
Communication 11%
Engineering 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228246 IPEDS survey data for Southern Methodist University.