Southern Methodist University, also known as SMU, is a private university in Dallas that offers students competitive academic programs to choose from in seven degree-granting schools. With a number of unique programs like the Center for Academic-Community Engagement (ACE), which encourages civic participation and SMU-in-Taos, which facilitates classes and archaeology digs of a 13th century Native American pueblo, SMU students get a well-rounded education both in and out of the classroom. Southern Methodist University also boasts almost 30 distinct research institutes like the Alternative Asset Management Center, the Law Institute of the Americas and the Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Students receive a well-rounded education, enjoy a dynamic and exciting student life and take full advantage of their proximity to the city of Dallas as undergraduates at the Southern Methodist University.
|Admissions Phone||214 768-3417|
|Codes||SAT: 6660 ACT: 4171 FAFSA: 003613 CSS Profile: 6660|
|Location||Dallas, Texas; Medium city, 5 miles from downtown Dallas|
|College Type||Private (nonprofit)|
|College Newspaper||The Daily Campus|
|Enrollment||~6,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Economics, Finance, Communications/Journalism|
|Student Life||Southern Methodist University has almost 200 political, academic, athletic and other student organizations. Students also contribute to a number of student media outlets including an Asian interest newspaper, The Great Wall Street Journal and a satirical newspaper, The Muddler. SMU also has a number of interesting traditions like the Mustang Corral, Red and Blue Fridays and the ‘M’ award.|
|International||~5% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Recommended; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall, Spring, Summer; Minimum GPA 2.70|
|Crossover||Texas A&M University, University of Southern California, University of Texas, Rice University|
|Other||Selective (~60% admitted), Early Action, Common Application|
Lynn Radlauer Lubell, Publisher of InLikeMe.com and Founder of Admission By Design, an Educational Consultancy based in Boca Raton, Florida.