Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA+
Southern Methodist University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
NCAA Division I-A
American Athletic Conference
Southern Methodist University Rankings
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.104 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.112 responses
After Southern Methodist University
- Very Good461
SMU is a state of the art private university in the Dallas area. Its beautiful campus, exceptional professors, and fun student life are all all aspects that make it a top university pick. The beauty of SMU is that it allows students to easily double major, minor, etc. in whatever areas they choose from. It is very common to find students who double or triple major in areas in different schools. The Cox School of Business and Lyle School of Engineering create world-changing students. The investment is most definitely worth it; around 97% of the students are employed by graduation. Cox is ranked number 3 in the nation for MBAs. SMU is a university worth investing in for every student: out of state or Texas resident, poor or rich, whatever the case. There is something for every individual.
- 5 days ago
SMU is a beautiful campus and made a major recent investment in new dorms. The quality of educations is strong and the school has a good alumni network and good relationships with employers in the greater Dallas area. It is not the most diverse school by any means and if you intend to be a GDI you'll need to build your own social schedule. It's a good school and in a great location.
- Niche User
- 28 days ago
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
- 1 month ago