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Southern Methodist University
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  • 4 Year
  • DALLAS, TX

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A+
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

6425 BOAZ ST
DALLAS, TX 75275
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
From Southern Methodist University

For more than 100 years, SMU has shaped minds, explored the frontiers of knowledge and fostered an entrepreneurial spirit in its eight degree-granting schools. Taking advantage of unbridled experiences on the University's beautiful campuses and SMU's relationship with Dallas - the dynamic center of one of the nation's fastest-growing regions - alumni, faculty and more than 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students become ethical leaders in their professions and communities who change the world.

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Southern Methodist University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Range
1340-1510
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$41,986 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$34,940 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 77 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 101 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 101 responses

Majors

Lyle School of Engineering

academic spotlight

The Lyle School of Engineering prepares students for DFW's thriving business environment. Lyle is recognized with the ASEE Bronze award for diversity and inclusion, having double the national percentage of female engineer students. With an elite technical education and exceptional professional development resources, we produce world-changing engineers.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    7%
  • On Campus
    93%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,728 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
180
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
9%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
  • Work hard Play hard
    24%
  • Rich
    20%
  • Hot, smart, rich, rude, work hard play hard
    13%
  • High acheiving
    10%
  • White, upper-middle class, not street-smart at all
    10%
  • High achievers & entitled
    7%
  • Cold
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 129 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 137 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 76 responses
  • Work hard, play hard
    30%
  • Fratty
    17%
  • Growing
    14%
  • Lavish
    9%
  • A lot of cliques
    7%
  • Engage yourself
    7%
  • Word working, fun loving smart kids
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 54 responses

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