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What Makes Us Special

About Southern Methodist University

A private university located in the heart of Dallas, SMU is building on the vision of its founders, who imagined a distinguished center for learning emerging from the spirit of the city. Today, 11,000 graduate and undergraduate students benefit from the national opportunities and international reach afforded by the quality of the seven SMU degree-granting schools in arts, business, education and human development, engineering, humanities and sciences, law and theology.

our students

Admissions  Help

Middle 50% ACT Range For Freshman Class

English27-33
Mathematics26-32

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.65

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 51%
Men 49%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 88.9%  Help


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Price of Attendance in 2013-14  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

2012-13 Average Net Tuition for
Aided Undergraduates *  Help

* Net tuition for each individual student may be lower or higher
depending on family income and student eligibility
and availability of grant aid.

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 
$29,829

Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 11:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 84%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 809 374 174 19 1376