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#273 Overall Influence #1324 Desirability Rank

Southern Methodist University

Private university in Dallas, Texas, United States

From Wikipedia

Southern Methodist University is a private research university in University Park, Dallas County, Texas 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".

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

14,010

Acceptance

53%

Graduation Rate

81%

Median SAT Score

1390

Median ACT Score

31

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$51,958

Fees (in-state)

$6,582

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$26,718
30K - 48K$27,331
48K - 75K$31,813
75K - 110K$34,587
110K+$43,206

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$77,900

Employed

90%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

10K

Under-Grads

7K

Graduates

3K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

6425 Boaz St, Dallas TX 75275-0221

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

13 per 100K

Violent Crime

1 per 100K

What is Southern Methodist University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#76 World Rank
Business
#86 World Rank
Law
#73 World Rank
Religious Studies
#211 World Rank
Education
#298 World Rank
Engineering
#187 World Rank
History
#320 World Rank
Medical
#234 World Rank
Political Science
#449 World Rank
Literature
#205 World Rank
Psychology
#334 World Rank
Philosophy
#366 World Rank
Computer Science
#251 World Rank
Communications
#292 World Rank
Economics
#480 World Rank
Mathematics
#702 World Rank
Biology
#549 World Rank
Chemistry
#472 World Rank
Physics
#151 World Rank
Anthropology
#117 World Rank
Social Work
#387 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#457 World Rank
Sociology

Other areas of influence

#154 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#286 World Rank
Nursing

Influential People

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 Religious Studies, Business, and Law

Semi Ojeleye

American basketball player

Anna Anthropy

Anna Anthropy

American video game designer

James Brooks

James Brooks

American painter

Robert Mosbacher Jr.

American businessman

Scott J. Jones

American theologian

Ed Acker

Ed Acker

Businessman

Edward B. Rust Jr.

American businessman

Lü Junchang

Chinese paleontologist

Mary Elizabeth Moore

American theologian

J. Lindsay Embrey

American business executive, philanthropist

Tom W. Bonner

Tom W. Bonner

American physicist

William Joyce

William Joyce

American children's writer