Southern Methodist University

Acceptance Rate 47 %
SAT Average 1,390
Tuition & Fees $58,540
Student Population 11,649
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $31,071

Academic Overview

Southern Methodist University Campus, Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist University is a private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years institute located in Dallas, Texas. It is a Research University (high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2021 tuition & fees are $58,540 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 11,649 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 47% and the graduation rate is 81% last year.
The salary after graduation from Southern Methodist University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $77,900. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Southern Methodist University are $58,540. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $47,478 on average.
Southern Methodist University 2021 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at SMU. The acceptance rate of SMU is 47% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 23%. The average graduation rate is 81% and the transfer-out rate is 14%. The average received amount of financial aid is $31,071 and 70% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 11,649 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.
[Chart] Academic Statistics
Acceptance Rate for Southern Methodist University is 47 %.
Graduation Rate for Southern Methodist University is 81 %
Transfer-out Rate for Southern Methodist University is 14 %
Retention Rate for Southern Methodist University is 91 %
Student Population for Southern Methodist University is 11,649
Student to Faculty Rate for Southern Methodist University is 11 %
The average received amount of financial aid is $31,071 at Southern Methodist University.

Offered Degrees

SMU offers 217 major programs through online and on-site education where 31 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree820
Post Bachelor's Degree110
Master's Degree8925
Post Master's Degree10
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship336
Doctor's degree - professional practice10

Special Learning Opportunities

Southern Methodist University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:3,392)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $6,020)

Veterans Benefits

Southern Methodist University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges