Southern Methodist University Ranking, Address, Tuition Fees, Admissions Requirement & SAT Scores

The Southern Methodist University ranking is 89th in the USA on the University Review College Ranking List. It is ranked as the 58th best college in the states by the USnews, and the 101st best by Forbes.

Requirements for Admission and Tuition Fees (Quick Facts 2014 / 2015)

As a private institution the Southern Methodist University tuition fees are $45,940 for both in and out of state students. It is a selective college accepting 50.7% of applicants. Financial aid offered totals $97.5 million per year, at an average of $35,980 per student.

Southern Methodist University SAT Scores and ACT Scores

SAT scores for admission requirements (25th-75th percentile) are Math 600 – 690, and Reading 580 – 680. The total composite SAT Score range for accepted applicants is 1220 to 1390.

The requirements for ACT (25th-75th percentile) are Composite 27 – 31, English 26 – 33, and Math 26 – 32.

Southern Methodist University Information

The Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, abbreviated as SMU, is a privately-owned university located in Dallas, Texas.

It is owned and run by the United Methodist Church’s South Central Jurisdiction. The university also has campuses in Taos, New Mexico and University Park, Plano.

SMU was chartered in 1911 by the Texan United Methodist Church’s five Annual Conferences, the church’s regional bodies. The initial plan was for classes to start in 1913 but, due to some constitutional delays, classes began in 1915. Southern Methodist University was created because of the failure to move Southwestern University to Dallas. The Methodist Church’s General Conference took an interest in the establishment of a new university. Its officials therefore took the necessary efforts for SMU to be created.

Southern Methodist University offers 123 undergraduate and 127 graduate and professional degrees with 23 doctorates through its seven schools: Meadows School of the Arts, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Cox School of Business
Dedman School of Law, Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development and Perkins School of Theology.

Southern Methodist University also houses a number of Centers and Institutes that serve as venues for research, conferences, symposia, lectures and the like. These include Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, Temerlin Advertising Institute, Business Information Center, Business Leadership Center, Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, JC Penney Center for Retail Excellence, Maguire Energy Institute, O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, Caruth Institute for Engineering Education, Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity, The Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Center for Scientific Computing and Center for Teacher Education, among others.

The university is often frequented by tourists and non-students due to its scenic spots and it’s two museums: the Meadows Museum, which houses a variety of artworks as old as the 10th century; and the Pollock Gallery, which displays works by students and faculty of the Meadows School of the Arts.

Southern Methodist University has produced numerous graduates who have excelled in their chosen fields. Some of these graduates include several members of the US House of Representatives—John W. Bryant, Jim Chapman, James M. Collins, John Culberson—and a few US senators—Robert Krueger and John Tower.

Southern Methodist University Address

Southern Methodist University – The SMU address is located at 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas TX 75205.

Other colleges in Texas state include University of Texas, DallasTexas Tech, University of Houston, Texas A&M, Rice University, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Southern Methodist University Rankings and Quick Facts

Motto: Veritas Liberabit Vos: The truth shall set you free.
Often refeered to as SMU

Southern Methodist University Ranking
University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)
403 to 510
American Rank (Jiaotong)
165 to 197
SMU Facts
Students (Undergraduates / PG/ Total)
Faculty / Staff
$1 Billion

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