Southern Methodist University Rankings

By | June 9, 2020

Located in Dallas, TX, Southern Methodist University is one of the best universities in the state of Texas. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Southern Methodist University in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Southern Methodist University.

  • According to AbbreviationFinder, Southern Methodist University is often abbreviated as SMU.

PO Box 750181 Dallas, TX 75275-0181
Phone: (800) 323-0672
Email: [email protected]
Web site:

Rankings: Southern Methodist University

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 68
Score: 47
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.9
Graduation and retention ranking: 76
Average freshman retention rate: 87.8%
6-year graduation rate: 74.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 73%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 1
Faculty resources ranking: 35
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 58.1%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 7.4%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 12:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 83.9%
Student selectivity ranking: 66
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1150-1340
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 42%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 73%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 49.7%
Financial resources rank: 71
Alumni giving rank: 82
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 16.7%

Southern Methodist University History

Essential Facts: Southern Methodist University

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General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 31%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 23%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 31%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 85%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: N/A
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: basketball, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, equestrian, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball
Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook