How much does Southern Methodist University cost?

Southern Methodist University Cost of Attendance
In-state $54,492
Out-of-state $54,492
On-Campus Room and Board $16,845
Off-Campus Room and Board $8,500
Average Annual Cost $38,562
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $28,924
$30,000-$48,000 $23,256
$48,000-$75,000 $28,401
$75,000-$110,000 $31,664
Over $110,000 $44,440

Southern Methodist University Financial Aid and Debt

76%

Students paying down their debt

$21,500

Typical Total Student Debt

$222

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 77% $31,071
Federal Grants 9% $6,421
Pell grants 9% $4,410
Other federal grants 4% $3,329
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 8% $3,910
Institutional grants or scholarships 74% $32,591
Student loan aid 25% $9,927
Federal student loans 24% $6,504
Other student loans 4% $28,235

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have work experience 203 Up to $12,000
Do community service 304 Up to $500
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Southern Methodist University Admissions

What is Southern Methodist University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 51%
Average GPA 3.67
SAT Submissions 49% of applicants
SAT Reading 630-710
SAT Math 650-750
SAT Writing 600-690
ACT Submissions 63% of applicants
Composite Score 29-33

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Southern Methodist University Campus Life

11:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

98

Forbes Ranking

68%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

78%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 6452
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance
Men
50%
Women
50%

Student Diversity

56%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
64.58%
Unknown
12.86%
Hispanic or Latino
11.42%
Asian
6.18%
Black or African American
4.56%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.29%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.09%

Southern Methodist University Graduation Success

First Year Student Retention

68%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$57,300

Average Salary After Graduation

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About Southern Methodist University

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Address

6425 Boaz St
Dallas, TX

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Large Suburb
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify