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Dallas Baptist UniversityDallas, TX
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Southern Methodist UniversityDallas, TX
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#231 in National Universities
#20 in Texas Colleges
Rankings*#76 in National Universities
#4 in Texas Colleges
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctoral/Research University
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more 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$31,940Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$58,540
cheaper$20,204Graduate Tuitionexpensive$47,478
Less$11,981Average Financial Aid AmountMore$31,071
Admission
Lower1,140 SAT
24 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,390 SAT
31 ACT
Easier90%Acceptance RateTighter47%
Lower20%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable23%
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
Smaller4,766Total EnrollmentLarger11,649
Smaller3,014Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger6,479
Smaller1,752Graduate Student PopulationLarger5,170
Larger741Online Student PopulationSmaller501
Completion & Outcomes
Lower58%Graduate RateHigher81%
Higher30%Transfer-out RateLower14%
Lower77%Retention RateHigher91%
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 Faculty13 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty11 to 1
140Number of faculties1,152
Lower$98,758Average Faculty SalaryHigher$118,011
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.