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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 6,521
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $1,867
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $1,867
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 73
Median SAT/ACT 1320/30
% of African American Students 4.9
% of Asian American Students 6.5
% of Hispanic Students 11
% of International Students 8.2
Student/Teacher Ratio 11:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 740
% of Male/% of Female Students 50/50
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 98
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 68.3
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 78.8
% of Freshmen Who Return 90.5
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 26

Southern Methodist University

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6425 Boaz Ln., Dallas, TX 75205











  • Home of the George W. Bush Presidential Center and its presidential library, museum, and independent institute.
  • Home to the world-renowned Meadows Museum, housing one of the most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain.
  • Regular host to distinguished speakers through the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series, Hart Global Leaders Forum, and John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies.
  • Home to the only Division I athletics program in Dallas.
  • One of the few universities in the nation to have a voting student on its board of trustees.

Entering its second century of achievement, Southern Methodist University (SMU) is recognized for its increasing national prominence and impact. Located near the heart of Dallas, the university offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences, as well as undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs through seven schools.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies SMU as a university with high research activity. Students benefit from small classes and opportunities for research, leadership development, and unique learning experiences on campus and around the world. SMU is dedicated to shaping world changers, preparing students to make an impact through their chosen professions and service to society.

SMU was founded by what is now The United Methodist Church in partnership with civic leaders. The university is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry.

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