PO Box 750181 Dallas, TX 75275-0181 214-768-3417
http://www.smu.edu/ enrol_serv@mail.smu.edu
About Southern Methodist University
  • Year of Foundation 1911
  • Size of Campus 210 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation United Methodist
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 6,489
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 53%, 47%, 45%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $34,990
  • Room and Board $13,215
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $60
  • Enrollment No. 6,150
A nationally ranked private university with seven degree-granting schools, SMU is a distinguished center for teaching and research located in the heart of Dallas. SMU’s 11,000 students benefit from small classes, leadership opportunities, international study and innovative programs. SMU is celebrating the centennial of its founding in 1911 and its opening in 1915. As SMU enters its second century, the University continues to rise in national prominence. The University prepares students for leadership in their professions and in their communities. Our location in the heart of Dallas-a thriving center of commerce and culture-offers students challenging experiences on campus and beyond. Relationships with the Dallas region provide a platform for launching careers throughout the world.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 9
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus More than 500 cultural and arts events on campus annually, such as the Annual Women? ? ? s Symposium, longest continuously running program of its kind in the country; Hart Global Leaders Forum and Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series/Student Forums,
  • Number of students in fraternities 15
  • Percent students who are frat members 29%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Theta Kappa Honor Soc, Alpha Iota Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Beta Alpha Psi, Eta Kappa Nu, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Golden Key Nat'l Honor Soc, Mortar Board, Nat'l Society of Collegiate Scholars, Order of Omega, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Tau Sigma, Psi Chi, Tau Bet
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 14
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baha'i Club, Baptist Student Ministry, Brothers Under Christ, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Ministry Council, Canterbury House, Catholic Campus Ministry, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Christ Lutheran Church, Christian
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 40%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Council, Assoc of Black Students, Black Men Emerging, Chinese club, Chinese Student Assoc, Chinese Student Union, College Hispanic American Students, East Asian Student Assoc, Global Connections, Indian Student Assoc,
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 15
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Distance to nearest train Dallas Area Rapid Transit (1)
  • Distance to nearest bus Greyhound Bus Station DownTown; Dallas, TX (7)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Love Field Airport; Dallas, TX (4), D/FW Int'l Airport, Dallas / Ft. Worth, TX (20)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 45%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (68%), sorority housing (11%), fraternity housing (11%), apartments for married students (2%), apartment for single students (8%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
Campus Services
  • Number Of Microforms 673,234
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 11,635
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Books in Library 2,807,991
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number of e-books 30,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Library Facilities Harmon Arts Library, Underwood Law Library, Bridwell Library in Perkins School of Theology, Elizabeth Prothro rare Bible collection, Southwest Film/Video Archives
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 43,457
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support N/A
  • Museums Meadows Museum, housing one of the finest collections of Spanish art outside of Spain; G. William Jones Film/Video Collection; DeGolyer Library, one of the most important public holdings of Western American books and manuscripts; a new engineering building
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment Off Campus Job Opportunities
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs KPMG, Ernst & Young, UBS, American Airlines, Accenture
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,500
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Univ of Texas at Arlington)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of North Texas)
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis