Southern Methodist University

Acceptance Rate 53.13 %
SAT Average 1,425
2023 Tuition & Fees $61,980
Student Population 12,385
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $35,000

Academic Overview

Southern Methodist University Campus, Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist University is a private (not-for-profit), four-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.
Southern Methodist University is affiliated with United Methodist.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $61,980 for undergraduate students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $36,864.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 12,385 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 53.13% and the graduation rate is 82% 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.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, SMU's tuition & fees is $61,980. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees is $36,864.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at SMU. The acceptance rate of SMU is 53.13% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 18.86%. The average graduation rate is 82% and the transfer-out rate is 12%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $35,000 and 72% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 12,385 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Southern Methodist University is 53.13 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Southern Methodist University is 82 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Southern Methodist University is 12 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Southern Methodist University is 91 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Southern Methodist University is 12,385
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Southern Methodist University is 12 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $35,000 at Southern Methodist University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address6425 Boaz St, Dallas, TX 75275-0221
Online Applicationhttps://www.smu.edu/Admission/Apply
Financial Aidhttps://www.smu.edu/Admission/FinancialAid
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/FinancialAid/NetPriceCalculator
Veterans Tuitionhttps://www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/Registrar/VeteransAffairs
Disability Servicehttps://www.smu.edu/Provost/ProvostOffice/SAES/StudentSupport/SASP/Services/DASS

Offered Degrees

SMU offers 225 major programs through online and on-site education where 30 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 Degree850
Post Bachelor's Degree110
Master's Degree9224
Post Master's Degree10
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship356
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:3,403)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $6,578)

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