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Dallas Baptist UniversityDallas, TX
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Southern Methodist UniversityDallas, TX
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Doctoral/Research University
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (high research activity)
Offered Degrees
1 Year Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$33,620Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$60,236
cheaper$21,272Graduate Tuitionexpensive$35,802
Less$15,417Average Financial Aid AmountMore$34,874
Admission
Lower1,070 SAT
23 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,425 SAT
33 ACT
Easier94.00%Acceptance RateTighter53.13%
Lower10.55%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable18.86%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
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
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller4,247Total EnrollmentLarger12,373
Smaller2,874Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger6,827
Smaller1,373Graduate Student PopulationLarger5,546
Smaller672Online Student PopulationLarger3,213
Completion & Outcomes
Lower61%Graduate RateHigher82%
Lower2%Transfer-out RateHigher12%
Lower76%Retention RateHigher90%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,326)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,392)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,077)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,020)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty14 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty11 to 1
130Number of faculties1,146
Lower$74,139Average Faculty SalaryHigher$120,332
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.