Southern Methodist University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Dallas, TX

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$56,560

Avg tuition

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About Southern Methodist University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, United Methodist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Southern Methodist University is a medium-sized private university located on a suburban campus in Dallas, Texas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,824, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 47%. The university offers 82 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 81%, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Tuition and fees for students are $56,560.

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Admissions Breakdown

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

47% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1300-1480

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 29-33

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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12k

Students Enrolled

10%

Online Student Enrollment

11:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

58%

Hispanic

12%

Non-U.S. Citizen

12%

Asian

7%

Black

6%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

49%

Socio-economic diversity

9% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

31

Total Online Enrollment

1,162

Student Location Breakout

10% 90%

Percent of Programs Online

86% On-campus

14% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's Not offered

Graduate Certificate Not offered

Master's 28% online

Doctorate 18% online

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

9%

State Grant Aid

9%

Institution Grant Aid

80%

Pell Grant

9%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,376
State Grant Aid $3,805
Institution Grant Aid $33,204
Pell Grant Aid $4,501

Financial Outlook

$68k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.