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Southern Methodist University

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Rating

Private

Type

12,825

Students

$50,200

Tuition

47%

Acceptance

#84

Ranking

Large Suburb

Campus Setting

Dallas, TX

6425 Boaz St, Dallas, TX 75275-0221

Southern Methodist University is a large private university located in Dallas, TX ranked 95thin the United States. It has a total of 6,947 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 47.29% of applicants. Southern Methodist University offers 217 different majors and is best known for its office management and supervision, fitness administration, and real estate programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 9th, and 9th respectively). With a tuition cost of $50,200 per year, Southern Methodist University is extremely pricey. 70.9% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $60,700 per year, which is 46% above the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$56,560/Year
Above Average

Southern Methodist University

$56,560

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$76,710/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$43,437/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

47%Acceptance
Average

Southern Methodist University

47%

National

69%
Sat

1300 - 1480

39% of students submit

Admissions Yield

23%

ACT

27 - 32

55% of students submit

Application Website

www.smu.edu/Admission/Apply

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$60

Students

6,947Undergrads
Medium Student Population

Full-Time

1,526

Part-Time

4
Male

51%

In-state

83%

Female

49%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

2%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
9% Finance, General5% Economics, General5% Accounting81% Others

9% Finance, General

5% Economics, General

5% Accounting

81% Others

Finance, General

9%

352 Graduates

Economics, General

5%

190 Graduates

Accounting

5%

190 Graduates

Education, Other

3%

131 Graduates

Computer Science

3%

129 Graduates

Office Management and Supervision

3%

124 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

3%

117 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

3%

114 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors11:111:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

11

Number of Library Books

1,800,912

Academic Spend per Student

$19,126

Full-time Retention Rate

91%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$54,300/Year

Southern Methodist University

$54,300

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$54,300

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$60,700

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

70%