50-50 Profile: Southern Methodist University (SMU)

SMU Southern Methodist University campus

Southern Methodist University (SMU)-Private
Dallas, Texas
11,272 (6,391 undergraduates)
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2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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2014-15 Accepted: 52%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 67%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 76%
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FINANCES
2014-15 Total Expenses: $63,985
Average Net Price 13-14: $34,189
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 7%
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75th PERCENTILE TEST SCORES
SAT Critical Reading: 690
SAT Math: 710
ACT: 31
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Common Data Set
Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 25%
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 31.2%
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 87.8%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 39.9%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $21,192

Class Schedule: Yes
Shows Class Capacity: Yes
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Athletics
NCAA D1, American Athletic Conference

SMU Southern Methodist University athletic teams

Reasons to consider Southern Methodist University:
University Honors Program
SMU in Taos
Termerline Advertising Institute
Student Leadership Initiative
Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship
O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
Center for Scientific Computation
Kitt Investing and Trading Center
Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing
Center for Presidential History
Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity
John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies
30 President’s Scholar Awards (Full Tuition, year abroad)

University Honors Program,
SMU in Taos,
Termerline Advertising Institute,
Student Leadership Initiative,
Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship,
O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom,
Center for Scientific Computation,
Kitt Investing and Trading Center,
Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing,
Center for Presidential History,
Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity,
John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies,
30 President's Scholar Awards (Full Tuition, year abroad)

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