Southern Methodist University: Review & Facts

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Southern Methodist University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 11,645 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1911 and is one of the 34 schools located in Dallas, Texas.

Southern Methodist University is affiliated with United Methodist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
107
Good
Southern Methodist University will give you the opportunity to get a bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Southern Methodist University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 107 majors. The most popular concentrations are Accounting and Finance, Engineering, Law, Business, and Management. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools.


Student Retention
90%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Southern Methodist University student retention rate is very high at 90% (well above Texas average). Considering this statistic, apparently students love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
11 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Southern Methodist University is very good - 80%.

Student to faculty ratio at Southern Methodist University is good -- 11:1. Read more about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$48,300
High
Average tuition charges are extremely high, about $42,800 a year. The additional fees at Southern Methodist University (not included in tuition costs) are about $5,500, which comes to a total of $48,300 a year.

Read the details about Southern Methodist University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
49%
Doable
As reported in recent data, 12,992 applications were submitted and 6,360 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to get accepted at this school.

This college might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Southern Methodist University in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$10,000
High
Southern Methodist University provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Southern Methodist University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Southern Methodist University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 3,800 students, which provides a good on-campus housing option. The room price is high, about $10,000 a year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Southern Methodist University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Southern Methodist University seems to be a very dangerous school. The college has been investigated by the government for possible crime reporting violations. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Southern Methodist University Location and Maps



Post Address: Southern Methodist University, 6425 Boaz St, Dallas, Texas 75275-0221, USA
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