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Southern Methodist UniversityDallas, TX
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Texas A & M University-College StationCollege Station, TX
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (high research activity)
School TypePublic, four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered Degree1 Year Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$60,236Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$13,239 Texas Residents
$40,134 Out-of-State
expensive$35,802Graduate Tuitioncheaper$10,733 Texas Residents
$24,106 Out-of-State
More$34,874Average Financial Aid AmountLess$9,793
Admission
Higher1,425 SAT
33 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,260 SAT
28 ACT
Tighter53%Acceptance RateEasier64%
Lower19%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable44%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
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
Smaller12,373Total EnrollmentLarger70,418
Smaller6,827Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger55,568
Smaller5,546Graduate Student PopulationLarger14,850
Larger3,213Online Student PopulationSmaller2,619
Completion & Outcomes
Lower81%Graduate RateHigher83%
Higher14%Transfer-out RateLower6%
Lower90%Retention RateHigher94%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,392)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 13,241)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,020)Board/Meal Plan
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty11 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty19 to 1
1,146Number of faculties3,882
Higher$120,332Average Faculty SalaryLower$110,651
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.