Southern Methodist University

#380 / #126
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School

Private university in Dallas, Texas, United States

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About Southern Methodist University

According to Wikipedia, Southern Methodist University is a private research university in University Park, Texas, US with a satellite campus in Taos County, New Mexico. SMU was founded on April 17, 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South—now part of the United Methodist Church—in partnership with Dallas civic leaders. However, it is nonsectarian in its teaching and enrolls students of all religious affiliations. It is classified among "R-2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity".

Southern Methodist University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
14,010 53% 81% 1390 31

How Much Does Southern Methodist University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $26,718
30K - 48K $27,331
48K - 75K $31,813
75K - 110K $34,587
110K+ $43,206

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Southern Methodist University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Southern Methodist University, then you can expect to earn an average of $77,900 per year. You also have a 90% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Southern Methodist University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
10,205 6,949 3,256

Where is Southern Methodist University?

Southern Methodist University is located at 6425 Boaz St, Dallas TX 75275-0221

How Safe is Southern Methodist University?

Southern Methodist University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Southern Methodist University Known For?

Southern Methodist University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Southern Methodist University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Southern Methodist University's Most Influential Alumni?

Southern Methodist University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Business, Religious Studies, and Social Work. Here are some of Southern Methodist University's most famous alumni:

Clyde Snow
An American anthropologist .
Tom Beauchamp
An American philosopher.
James Cronin
James Cronin
An American physicist.
Harriet Miers
Harriet Miers
An American lawyer and Supreme Court nominee.
Lamar Hunt
A Sports executive .
Walter Wink
Walter Wink
An American biblical scholar.
James Hendler
James Hendler
An Artificial intelligence researcher.
E. P. Sanders
An American biblical scholar.
William O'Neil
An American entrepreneur.
David A. Hounshell
An American historian.
William C. Roberts
William C. Roberts
An American physician.
Peter A. McCullough
An American cardiologist and medical professor, who presents factual information..