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Southern Methodist University, founded in 1911, is a church-affiliated, comprehensive university. Students seeking a well-rounded education are attracted to SMU's wide choice of majors. Classes are generally small, providing an opportunity for students to interact with faculty. SMU's parklike campus and neo-Georgian buildings provide a beautiful setting, and downtown Dallas is just five miles south, with opportunities for internships, part-time jobs and career development. With around 130 organizations, leadership opportunities abound. Study-abroad programs and a campus near Taos, New Mexico give students the chance to broaden their educational experience, as do more than 400 cultural and arts events and lectures by international figures each year. Its 163-acre, suburban campus is located in Dallas.

Website: www.smu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,710
Undergraduate
Students
(49.1%) 3,297 Women
(50.9%) 3,413 Men
5,114
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
47% of 13,959 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.64
SAT Math
660-760 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
640-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$79,050
Tuition and Fees
$58,540
Room and Board
$17,110
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Freshman Award
$45,742
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$30,697
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
754
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Dallas Population
1,241,162
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Dallas-Fort Worth
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
54% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Black Pony
Sororities
36% of women participate
Fraternities
27% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.6% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
13.1% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.5% White
0.5% Unknown
International Students
7.3% from 59 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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