Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)


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Southern Methodist University is ranked 73 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 237 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 45%
Applicants who took ACT 68%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+25%
600-69953%
600+79%

SAT Math Score

700+35%
600-69950%
600+85%

ACT Score

30-3653%
24-2944%
24+96%

Students applied13,250
Students admitted6,482
Admission rate49%

Students per faculty11

4-year graduation rate68%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$46,594
Fees$5,904
Room and board$16,910
Estimated book expense$876
Total cost$70,284

Cost after need-based aid$48,074
Cost after non-need-based aid$46,961

Average debt at graduation$29,601

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$57,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met85%
Average need-based aid$22,210
Average non-need-based aid$23,323

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,521

Full-Time

Men3,134
Women3,162

Part-Time

Men124
Women101

Freshmen retained91%

# - 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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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