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Southern Methodist University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

10,938 Students

49% Admitted

  • 11,789 full time
  • 2,655 part time
  • 4,188 men full time
  • 4,095 women full time
  • 10,338 applied
  • 5,641 admitted
  • 1,382 enrolled

6,452 Undergraduates

$44,694 Tuition/Year

  • 4,746 Graduates
  • 76 Non-Degree
  • $44,694 in state
  • $5,664 fees
  • $16,845 room & board
  • $800 books and supplies

At a Glance

Religious affiliation: United Methodist
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Southwest Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Dylan from Indiana
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  • SMU is a great fit for a wide variety of students. Currently ranked the #58 best college in the nation, SMU has a lot to offer its students from all…

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  • Elena from Fort Worth, TX
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  • SMU has fulfilled all of my preemptive expectations, and also fits the reputation set by many before me. I was expecting the wealth to be extremely apparent, and it absolutely…

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  • Katherine from Renton, WA
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  • Southern Methodist University is a top notch school for students interested in business. The business program is excellent at placing students in internships and jobs. The school offers phenomenal scholarships,…

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  • Anon18
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  • SMU has a beautiful campus, friendly students, and helpful professors. It also has a thriving social life, so it's important you stay focused, because it's very easy to slip up.…

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  • Christopher from Dallas, TX
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  • SMU offers the ideal balance of everything you'd want in a four-year college: great academics, a beautiful campus, and a place to become a true world-changer. The campus has a…

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Southern Methodist University
  • Located in Dallas, TX
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 10,938 students enrolled
  • 49% admitted
  • $44,694 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    YES! SMU has such a welcoming community. Coming from California, I had no difficulties in the transition to a new state. SMU provides so many opportunities for students to participate in, and also puts on many activities. I easily got involved in several organizations, which allowed me to meet other students with common interests. SMU really makes an effort to make sure that their students are being catered to. For example, during finals week, SMU brought in dogs and puppies to play with on the lawn as stress relievers. Students are always first.

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  • 5
  • from Lake Worth, FL
  • I am a current student here

    I absolutely love it. I came to SMU literally knowing no one, and now I know hundreds of people. I have always known the same people throughout my life so it was nice for once to start fresh and make all new friends and acquaintances. I also love being in Dallas. The Highland Park area SMU is located in is beyond stunning and a safe neighborhood as well. SMU has the perfect balance of city life and college life, and I could not be happier with my decision.

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  • Deborah from Mesquite, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Honestly, I never wanted to go to SMU. Even after securing my spot in the class, I was dreading the day when I would have to go. I refused to even visit the campus until it was necessary. However, I am extremely glad that I am here. The campus is beautiful, and the people are amazing. There's a nice balance between academics and a social life. In my experience, the professors are easy to talk to, both inside and outside of class. The campus is in the heart of Dallas, so there’s always something to do at night, whether on or off campus. I know SMU has a reputation (Southern Millionaires University) of being full of snobby, rich children who were not good enough to get into Ivy League schools. While those people do exist, the majority of students are down to earth. It’s not hard to avoid people that you don’t want to be around. You’ll meet people from every status group and station of life while you’re here, and you will find your group where you belong. Like I said, I am thoroughly enjoying my time here. When I leave campus, I can’t wait to get back.

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