51%

Acceptance Rate

$33,548

Avg.Financial Aid

003613

FAFSA Code

About Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

11,649

Website

www.smu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

United Methodist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Southern Methodist University was founded on April 17, 1911, by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Dallas. Southern Methodist University has nearly 12,000 students who hail from 50 states and 90 different countries across the globe.

Southern Methodist University which is a private, United Methodist university, is located in Dallas, TX. Southern Methodist University occupies a total area of about 237 acres. Southern Methodist University was founded in the year 1911. The motto of the Southern Methodist University is Latin: Veritas liberabit vos and its official colors are smu redsmu blue. Out of total 12,373 (Fall 2020) students enrolled at SMU, 6,710 belong to undergraduate courses while 5,114 are postgraduate students. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 807 (Fall 2017) faculty. Around 98% of the students are 24 and under at Southern Methodist University. At SMU around 64% are white, 12% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 7% are Asian. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 49% of the students are females and 51% are males. In its 109 years of existence, SMU has produced several known personalities like Kourtney Kardashian (Fashion designer, Socialite), Jayne Mansfield (Pin-up girl, Pianist), Sarah Shahi (Model, Actor), and Laura Bush (Librarian, Author). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. SMU offers a total of 316 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), ABA (American Bar Association), ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), and APA (American Psychological Association). The total endowment of the Southern Methodist University is around $1 billion (2019).

Location & Contact

Address

6425 Boaz St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 2147682000
Fax: N/A
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Rankings

To tackle the tough decision of choosing the right university, the ranking of a particular university helps the student in clearing their doubts regarding where they want to apply. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Southern Methodist University at the 91st position among other national universities.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

51%

SAT Range

1280 - 1460

ACT Range

29 - 33

Application Fee

$60

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The admissions process is moderately difficult albeit selective in its approach. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $60. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1300-1480, it would improve her chances. The average ACT score at Southern Methodist University is 31. However, those getting an ACT score less than 29 might also be offered admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 6425 Boaz St, Dallas, Texas 75275-0221. To gather more information, they can call them at (214) 768-2000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$38,562

Average Annual Cost

$48,364

Books And Supplies

$800

Other Fees

$6,128

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$16,845

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,600

Total One Year Cost

$74,737

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to SMU. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $72,685 per year. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($56,560), books and supplies ($800), room and boarding ($16,750), and budget for other expenses ($2,600). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

91%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

100%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$3,016

Faculty Overview

59%

Male Professors

41%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Economics

193 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

192 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

105 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

89 Graduates

Marketing

88 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

83 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

73 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

73 Graduates

Mathematics

67 Graduates

Biology, General

65 Graduates

Psychology, General

63 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

49 Graduates

Journalism

45 Graduates

Political Science and Government

44 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

43 Graduates

Public Policy Analysis

42 Graduates

Computer Science

41 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

40 Graduates

Operations Research

35 Graduates

Music

33 Graduates

Real Estate

30 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

29 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

27 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

25 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

25 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

23 Graduates

History

23 Graduates

International/Global Studies

22 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

19 Graduates

Chemistry

16 Graduates

Anthropology

15 Graduates

Civil Engineering

15 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

15 Graduates

Philosophy

15 Graduates

Education, General

14 Graduates

Dance

13 Graduates

Sociology

13 Graduates

Statistics

13 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

12 Graduates

Environmental/Environmental Health...

11 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

10 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

9 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

8 Graduates

Physics

6 Graduates

Computer Engineering

5 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

4 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

4 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

3 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

2 Graduates

Area Studies

1 Graduates

Insurance

1 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

6,479

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

13%

Full-time

97%

Part-time

3%

Students Gender

Male

51%

US National: 44%

Female

49%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

64% White

0% Unknown

5% Black

12% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

8% Non Resident alien

7% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

57%

Out Of State

38%

In State

5%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$82,038 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 99% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

99%

Undergrads in College Housing

54%

Averege Housing Cost

$10,825/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,020/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,020/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Mustangs

School Colors

red and blue

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

American Athletic Conference

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

15

Sports Club

31

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $16,750 per year. Southern Methodist University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at SMU costs around $6,020 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The number of female and male students at the university are 51% and 49%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$54,300/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$60,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$12,500

$25,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$130 - 259

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

74%

Average Aid Per Year

$33,548

Students Receiving Federal Grants

9%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,421

Students Receiving State Aid

8%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,910

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

74%

Average Aid Per Year

$32,591

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$42,951

$30K - $48K

$48,619

$48K - $75K

$43,474

$75K - $110K

$40,211

> $110K

$27,435

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$5,991,077

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$66,585,983

In case the students at Southern Methodist University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,376, whereas the financial aid is $33,204. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $3,805, while the institutional aid is $33,204. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Southern Methodist University amount to $5,991,077 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $66,585,983.

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