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Applying to SMU

Admission Scoreboard
Acceptance Rate 53.13%
Yield 18.86%
SAT Score 1,425
ACT Score 33
Applicants 15,685

Applying To SMU

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 53.13% at Southern Methodist University where a total of 15,685 students applied and 8,333 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,425 and the average ACT score is 33. It requires five items and recommends 2 articles to submit to their applicants.
The following table describes the general admission information for applying to SMU.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$60
Graduate Application Fees$75
Admission Informationhttps://www.smu.edu/admission
Online Applicationhttps://www.smu.edu/Admission/Apply
Acceptance Rate53.13%
Average Test Scores1,425 SAT / 33 ACT
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits, Credit for Military Training

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2021-2022, the acceptance rate is 53.13% where a total of 15,685 students (7,325 men and 8,360 women) have applied to SMU and 8,333 (3,695 men and 4,638 women) students have been admitted to the school.
Among them, 741 male and 831 female students have enrolled into SMU and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 18.86%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at SMU
TotalMenWomen
Applicants15,6857,3258,360
Admitted8,3333,6954,638
Enrolled1,572741831
Acceptance Rate 53.13% 50.44% 55.48%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 18.86% 20.05% 17.92%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At SMU, 255 applicants (16% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 357 applicants (23%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees.
The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,425 and the average ACT score is 33 at SMU. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,510 and 25th percentile score is 1,340. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 102 and the 25th percentile score is 91. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at SMU.
Average SAT and ACT Scores at SMU
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing660740
SAT Math680770
ACT Composite3134
ACT Math2833
ACT English3235
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

Southern Methodist University requires 5 item(s) (High School GPA, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations, TOEFL) and recommends 2 articles (High School Rank, Formal Demonstration of Competencies) to submit to their applicants. In addition, 1 item(s) (Admission Test Scores) are considered but not required to submit.
Application Requirements for SMU
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at Southern Methodist University is Semester. Southern Methodist University accepts Dual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits, Credit for Military Training. Next table describes credits that Southern Methodist University accepts.
Calendar SystemSemester
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for military training