Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Dallas, TX

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Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline March 15
SAT / ACT Scores Due March 1
SAT II Scores Due March 1
Priority Application Due January 15
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 4,808 6,409 11,217
Accepted 2,714 3,317 6,031
Acceptance Rate 56% 52% 53%
Enrolled 728 698 1,426

SMU Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.36 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(67% of Students Admitted to Southern Methodist University Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 590 to 680
  • Math 600 to 690
  • Writing 570 to 680
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 680 690 680
Bottom 25th Percentile 590 600 570

ACT Scores

(60% of Students Admitted to Southern Methodist University Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 26 to 33
  • Math 26 to 31
  • Composite 27 to 31
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 33 31 31
Bottom 25th Percentile 26 26 27

Southern Methodist University Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($ 60)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Very Important
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Important
Volunteer Work     Important
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies   Important
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 3
History 2 3
Math 3 4
Science 3 4
Social Studies 1 2
Lab 2 3
Electives 1 1

Southern Methodist University Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 6,915 (96%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 238 (3%)

Southern Methodist University Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($ 60)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.70)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
    Not Considered

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