Southern Methodist University

1,338 reviews
  1. Dallas, TX
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
Southern Methodist University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
6425 Boaz St
Dallas, TX 75275
Website

Southern Methodist University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Range
1220-1400
ACT Range
28-31
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$34,189/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,936/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,741/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,708/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,062/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,679/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,193Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Work hard Play hard
    31%
  • Rich
    16%
  • White, upper-middle class, not street-smart at all
    13%
  • High achievers & entitled
    9%
  • Hot, smart, rich, rude, work hard play hard
    9%
  • High acheiving
    6%
  • Different
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.89 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Work hard, play hard
    30%
  • Growing
    27%
  • Fratty
    13%
  • A lot of cliques
    10%
  • Engage yourself
    10%
  • Interesting
    3%
  • Negative Environment
    3%

After Southern Methodist University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses

Reviews

1,338 reviews
  • Excellent
    367
  • Very Good
    456
  • Average
    387
  • Poor
    90
  • Terrible
    26
Beautiful campus and very nice people. The food in the cafeterias was very good, especially for college food. The classes are engaging, and the alumni network has amazing connections.
  • Niche User
  • 16 days ago
It's okay. food is good
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
It has been a very positive experience and have a great impact on my life. The professors will go out of their way to help any of the students before or after class, even on weekends.
  • College Senior
  • 3 months ago