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Southern Methodist University

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world rank 314

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University Overview

Established in 1911, Southern Methodist University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Dallas (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Texas. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Southern Methodist University (SMU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist United Methodist Church - www.gbhem.org religion. Southern Methodist University (SMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 106 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

University Name

Acronym

SMU

Founded

1911

Motto

Veritas Liberabit Vos Truth will set you free

Colours

Harvard crimson and Yale blue

Mascot

Peruna

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University Location

Address

6425 Boaz Street
Dallas (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
75275-0221 Texas United States

Telehone

+1 (214) 768 2000

Telefax

+1 (214) 768 1001

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Pre-Bachelor degrees
PreBachelor degrees


Bachelor degrees
Bachelor degrees

Master degrees
Master degrees

Doctoral degree
Doctoral degree
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Important: please contact or visit the official website of Southern Methodist University for detailed information on areas of study and degree levels currently offered; the above uniRank Degree Levels and Areas of Study Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local students over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)
International students over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)

Important: the above average yearly tuition ranges do not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Southern Methodist University's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above uniRank Yearly Tuition Range Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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University Admissions

Gender Admission

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)

International Students

International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection

Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades

Admission Rate

Admission Rate 50-60%

Admission Office

PO Box 750181
Dallas 75275-0181+1 (214) 768 3417
800 323 0672

Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Southern Methodist University's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment

Total Student Enrolment 10,000-14,999

Academic Staff

Not reported

Control Type

Control Type Private

Entity Type

Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar Semesters

Campus Setting

Campus Setting Suburban

Religious Affiliation

Christian-Methodist Christian-Methodist United Methodist Church - www.gbhem.org

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Facilities and Services

Library

University Library Yes Go to 's Library

Housing

University Housing and Accommodation Yes

Sport Facilities

University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids

University Financial Aids Yes

Study Abroad

Study Abroad and Exchange Programs Yes

Distance Learning

Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Important: please contact or visit the official website of Southern Methodist University for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Accreditation

Accreditation Seal Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)



Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the Southern Methodist University as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in the specific Affiliations and Memberships section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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Affiliations

  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)


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Academic Structure

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Social Media

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Online Courses

iTunes UiTunes U

Southern Methodist University's official iTunes U channel for video lectures and course podcasts. Direct link (iTunes software required)


Open Education ConsortiumOpen Education Consortium

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Site last updated: Friday, 13 October 2017