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Southern Methodist University
Southern Methodist University 6425 Boaz St Dallas, TX 75275 Phone: (214) 768-2000
  • General Information
    About Southern Methodist University

    Southern Methodist University’s mission is to be a leading private institution of higher learning that expands knowledge through research and teaching. Among its faculty, students, and staff, the University develops skills and cultivates principled thought and wisdom. The University is dedicated to the values of academic freedom and open inquiry and to its United Methodist heritage. To fulfill its mission the University strives for quality, innovation and continuous improvement as it pursues the following goals: * To enhance the academic quality and competitiveness of the University. * To improve teaching and learning. * To strengthen scholarly research and creative achievement. * To support and sustain student development and quality of life. * To broaden global perspectives. * To advance the University through select, strategic alliances.

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • United Methodist
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 8,442
    Percent Admitted 53%
    Men Admitted 53%
    Women Admitted 52%
    Full Time Retention Rate 88%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 560 660
      Math 590 680
      Writing 560 660
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 25 30
      English 25 31
      Math 25 30
      Writing 8 9
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 12,389
    Native American 86.0
    Asian 799.0
    African American 751.0
    Hispanic 1,013.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 5,939
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 2,344

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