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Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

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Overview

Southern Methodist University is a University institution located in Dallas, TX, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 750181
Dallas, TX  75275-0181
United States
Contact Ms. Elena Hicks
Dean of Undergraduate Admission
Email: ugadmission@smu.edu
Phone: 214-768-3417
Fax: 214-768-1083

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

13,959
Applied
6,601
Accepted
6,710
Enrolled
47%
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Female Admissions

7,346
Females Applied
3,455
Females Accepted
47%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,613
Males Applied
3,146
Males Accepted
48%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
3.64
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
One recommendation
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2.7
Other requirements: Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th Not reported
Early decision plan November 1st December 31st
Other early decision plan November 1st December 31st
Transfer April 1st Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 640 720
SAT Math 660 760
ACT Composite 29 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

51,958
Private
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Fees

6,582
Full-time student fees
17,110
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

44,634
Avg. Financial Aid Package
45,742
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
32,902
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,182
Avg. Loan Aid
28,717
Avg. Grant Aid
22,114
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
85%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
36%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,710
Total Undergrad students
7%
International Students
55%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.13%
Black or African American 4.4%
White or Caucasian 64.44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.18%
Asian 7.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.01%
Two or more races 4.04%
Other 0.45%

Gender

Male (50.86%)
Female (49.14%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 54%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Homecoming, Sing Song and Mane Event (all-school block party)

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Program Council, Student Senate, Student Foundation, Residence Hall Association and SPARC (Students Promoting Awareness, Responsibility, and Citizenship)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
1

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Checkmark No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Crew No No No
Cross-country Running No No No
Equestrian Sports No No No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Crew No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark Checkmark
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

1,151
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 754
Part-time - 397
Male - 700
Female - 451
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