Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)


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Southern Methodist University is ranked 79 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 257 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 47%
Applicants who took ACT 68%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+22%
600-69954%
600+76%

SAT Math Score

700+32%
600-69953%
600+85%

ACT Score

30-3655%
24-2941%
24+96%

Students applied12,992
Students admitted6,360
Admission rate49%

Students per faculty11

4-year graduation rate67%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$44,694
Fees$5,664
Room and board$16,125
Estimated book expense$800
Total cost$67,283

Cost after need-based aid$46,537
Cost after non-need-based aid$45,526

Average debt at graduation$30,826

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$54,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met84%
Average need-based aid$20,746
Average non-need-based aid$21,757

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,411

Full-Time

Men3,062
Women3,098

Part-Time

Men129
Women122

Freshmen retained90%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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