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Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)


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Southern Methodist University is ranked 74 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 250 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 51%
Applicants who took ACT 63%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+22%
600-69955%
600+77%

SAT Math Score

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

ACT Score

30-3651%
24-2946%
24+97%

Students applied11,817
Students admitted6,192
Admission rate52%

Students per faculty11

4-year graduation rate67%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$42,770
Fees$5,420
Room and board$15,575
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$64,765

Cost after need-based aid$45,091
Cost after non-need-based aid$44,286

Average debt at graduation$34,671

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$52,200

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met86%
Average need-based aid$19,674
Average non-need-based aid$20,479

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,391

Full-Time

Men3,057
Women3,136

Part-Time

Men107
Women91

Freshmen retained89%

# - 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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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