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Applying to SMU

Acceptance Rate 47.29%
Yield 23.39%
SAT Score 1,390
ACT Score 31
Applicants 13,959

Applying To SMU

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 47.29% at Southern Methodist University where a total of 13,959 students applied and 6,601 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,390 and the average ACT score is 31. It requires six items and recommends 2 articles to submit to their applicants. The following table describes the general admission information for applying to Southern Methodist University.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$60
Graduate Application Fees$75
Admission Informationwww.smu.edu/admission
Online Applicationwww.smu.edu/Admission/Apply
Acceptance Rate47%
Average Test Scores1,390 SAT / 31 ACT
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits, Credit for Military Training

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2019-2020, the acceptance rate is 47.29% where a total of 13,959 students (6,613 men and 7,346 women) have applied to SMU and 6,601 (3,146 men and 3,455 women) students have been admitted to the school. Among them, 787 male and 757 female students have enrolled into SMU and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 23.39%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at SMU
TotalMenWomen
Applicants13,9596,6137,346
Admitted6,6013,1463,455
Enrolled1,544787757
Acceptance Rate 47.29% 47.57% 47.03%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 23.39% 25.02% 21.91%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At SMU, 605 applicants (39% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 854 applicants (55%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,390 and the average ACT score is 31 at SMU. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,480 and 25th percentile score is 1,300. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 100 and the 25th percentile score is 85. 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 Writing640720
SAT Math660760
ACT Composite2933
ACT Math2732
ACT English2935
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

Southern Methodist University requires 6 item(s) (High School GPA, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations, Admission Test Scores, TOEFL) and recommends 2 articles (High School Rank, Formal Demonstration of Competencies) to submit to their applicants. The following table summarizes the application requirements at Southern Methodist University
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