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Undergraduate Enrollment 6,452
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $1,946*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $1,946*
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 69.1
Median SAT/ACT 1370/30
% of African American Students 4.6
% of Asian American Students 56.2
% of Hispanic Students 11.4
% of International Students 8.6
Student/Teacher Ratio 11:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 748
% of Male/% of Female Students 50/50
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 98
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 71
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 81
% of Freshmen Who Return 91
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 21

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.

A NATIONALLY RANKED private university located in Dallas, Southern Methodist University (SMU) is a distinguished center for global research with a liberal arts tradition. SMU’s diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study, and innovative programs. SMU offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The university’s entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU’s relationship with Dallas—one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions—offers unique learning, research, social, and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities—from those in teaching, learning, and research to endeavors in creativity, performance, and athletics.

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.

* Fees not included

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