Southern Methodist University

6425 Boaz St, Dallas, TX
Christian college

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Questions and Answers about Southern Methodist University

Amelia C.
1 month ago
During freshmen year, do you take any classes that are specified to your major or are they all prerequisites?
Selena G.
2 months ago
What are the different majors offered at Southern Methodist University?
Katherine M.
3 months ago
For a typical first year student, how many classes are taught by a professor, and how many are taught by a teaching assistant?
Samantha C.
4 months ago
Is there a fee cost to join an intramural sport at Southern Methodist University?
Alexi B.
4 months ago
What is the estimate for costs of textbooks for most Southern Methodist students?
Alexi B.
4 months ago
Does SMU have a public database of previously transferred courses that have been accepted?

Majors offered at Southern Methodist University

Biggest majors
Finance and Financial Management Services

Academics at Southern Methodist University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Somewhat Selective (51% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Southern Methodist University demographics

57% White
12% Hispanic
7% Asian
7% Black
3% Multiracial
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Common careers for Southern Methodist University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Attorney / Lawyer120k
Marketing Director95k
Software Engineer93k
Data Scientist91k
Mechanical Engineer69k
Financial Analyst64k
Data Analyst60k
Based on 10,220 student responses
60.6kAvg. Early Career Pay
117.7kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers
22%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University financial aid

Grants per year
Loans per year

Student reviews of Southern Methodist University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Awesome study spaces and libraries
Good work-study options
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Beautiful campus
Safe campus
Silvia Markarian
Horseback Riding



SMU is much smaller than most universities and provides a very tight community. The classes are smaller, and you can connect with more people as well as have better relationships with teachers.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There are some people that go to SMU that have grown up with money and aren't the best people to be around. They have a bit of a problem with superiority.

Kaileigh Martin
Board Games And Puzzles
Foreign Languages
French + 1 other



As a transfer student, the first semester at SMU was hard socially. Coming back from attending school virtually was an adjustment, and I'm still trying to make friends before I graduate next year. I did get involved in a couple of campus ministries, and that has helped me put myself out there. Academically, being a math major has been harder than I expected, but I'm not giving up. Based on prior research, SMU was one of the highest-ranked schools concerning the math major program. With my situation, I had to live on campus for my first year, but I'm planning on living off-campus next school year. The accommodations aren't bad, but they're not the greatest either. I'm glad I'm at SMU. Even though I don't fit in with the stereotypes that surround this school, I think I'm doing pretty well, and I would encourage prospective students to consider SMU highly.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Don't get into the frats or sororities. I hear too many bad things about it and I don't think it's worth it. The dining hall food could be improved upon, but it does its job of feeding students.

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