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Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University
Southern Methodist University

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
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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


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