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Southern Methodist University Admissions

Southern Methodist admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 51%. Students that get into Southern Methodist have an average SAT score between 1280-1460 or an average ACT score of 29-33. The regular admissions application deadline for Southern Methodist is January 15. Interested students can apply for early action and early decision. The early action deadline is November 1, and the early decision deadline is November 1.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
51%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
31%
Total Applicants
12,603
SAT Range
1280-1460
SAT Reading
630-710
SAT Math
650-750
Students Submitting SAT
49%
ACT Range
29-33
ACT English
29-35
ACT Math
27-31
ACT Writing
8-9
Students Submitting ACT
63%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 15
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$60
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
89%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.38 responses
Poll
76%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.38 responses
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