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Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Texas

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Student Population
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Location Dallas, Texas
Online smu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Southern Methodist University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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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 13,959 prospective students applied, and 6,601 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,544 enrolled in the school.  8,895 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,754 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $50,200 plus fees of $6,360. SMU is ranked 63 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



SMU is rated within the top 14% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1300/1480
ACT 29/33
GPA 3.7
Applications Accepted
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Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Southern Methodist University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$6,360
Room and Board $16,750
Budget for Other Expenses$2,600
Total One Year Cost$76,710

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

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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%

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