Southern Methodist University Comparison

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Overview

SMU
Location Dallas, TX
Setting Large Suburban
Enrollment 12,373
Type Private 4 Year
National Ranking #58
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Status Non-profit
Website smu.edu
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Costs

SMU
Tuition (In State) $51,958
Tuition (Out of State) $51,958
Room & Board $17,110
Avg Net Price $41,444
Avg Grant Aid $34,890
% Receiving Grant Aid 77%

Admission

SMU
Applied 14,010
Admitted 7,379
Acceptance Rate 52.7%
Enrolled % 20.7%
Avg High School GPA 3.63
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Exceptional
Applicant Competition Low
ACT Range 29/33
SAT Range 1250/1450
Submit Test Scores Required
Application Deadline

Academics

SMU
Student to Faculty Ratio 11:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (22%)
  • Social Sciences (16%)
  • Communication (11%)
  • Engineering (9%)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (8%)

Outcomes

SMU
Graduation Rate 75%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $73,000
Making Student Loan Payments 76%
Median Student Loan Debt $21,500
Median Loan Payment $222

Diversity

SMU
% Men 52%
% Women 48%
Racial Diversity Medium
HBCU No
% White 65%
% Black 5%
% Hispanic 11%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 4%
% International 8%
% Unknown Race 0%

Students

SMU
% In-State 40%
% Out-of-State 56%

Campus

SMU
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/