Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Women's WCLA Contact: Alexandra Eades
8 / 10
6,479 Undergrads / 11,649 Students
10 / 10
$40,404 Net Price
8 / 10
47% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
72% / 81%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Houston Texas Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Austin Texas Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • India
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • San Antonio Texas Area
  • Indonesia
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Greater Boston Area
Where Grads Work
  • Lockheed Martin
  • AT&T
  • Texas Instruments
  • Raytheon
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Ericsson
  • Dallas ISD
  • IBM
  • Bank of America
  • Dell
  • Deloitte
  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • EY
  • JPMorgan Chase
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Information Technology
  • Finance
  • Media and Communication
  • Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Arts and Design
  • Legal
  • Research
  • Program and Project Management
  • Community and Social Services
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
600 - 700
660 - 760
1260 - 1440
29 - 35
27 - 32
29 - 33

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 600 - 695 for SAT; 8 - 9 for ACT

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This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 13,959 6,613 7,346
% Admitted 47% 48% 47%
% Admits That Enroll 23% 25% 22%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.65
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (28%)
    Finance, General (13%)
    Social Sciences (13%)
    Economics, General (9%)
    Engineering (9%)
    Communication & Journalism (8%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (6%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (5%)
    Accounting (5%)
    Mathematics, General (5%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (4%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (4%)
    Sport and Fitness Administration/Management (4%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (4%)
    Psychology, General (3%)
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General (3%)
    Psychology (3%)
    Athlete graduation rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$56,560
    Books & Supplies$800
    Cost of Living$16,750
    Personal Expenses$2,600
    Sticker Price$76,710

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    82% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship80%$34,084
    Federal Grants9%$5,376
    Pell Grants9%$4,804
    Other Federal4%$1,986
    State & Local Grants9%$3,805
    Institutional Grants80%$33,204
    Student Loans22%$11,950
    Federal Loans21%$5,275
    Other Loans6%$27,671

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $1.62 Billion $139,002

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $20,059.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $18,250 $213

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 3.2%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 1,505 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $60,700

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.17 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 72% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 10 10
    Fondling 3 3
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 1 1
    Aggravated Assault 3 3
    Burglary 12 11
    Motor Vehicle Theft 6 3
    Arson 1 1

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileMajority undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, highly residential

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