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Southern Methodist University
  • 4 Year
  • Dallas, TX

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A
  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 A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B

editorial

Southern Methodist is a highly rated private, Christian university located in University Park, Texas in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,519 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Southern Methodist acceptance rate is 47%. Popular majors include Finance, Economics, and Accounting. Graduating 81% of students, Southern Methodist alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $54,300.

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6425 Boaz St
Dallas, TX 75275
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference

Southern Methodist University Rankings

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SMU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
47%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1300-1480
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$40,404 / 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
$34,084 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 72 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 94 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 94 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    94%
  • Some
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,519 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
191
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 64 responses
  • Work hard Play hard
    25%
  • Rich
    17%
  • Hot, smart, rich, rude, work hard play hard
    14%
  • High acheiving
    11%
  • White, upper-middle class, not street-smart at all
    9%
  • High achievers & entitled
    8%
  • Cold
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 122 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 130 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
  • Work hard, play hard
    33%
  • Fratty
    16%
  • Growing
    16%
  • Lavish
    9%
  • Engage yourself
    7%
  • A lot of cliques
    6%
  • Word working, fun loving smart kids
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 50 responses

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