The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Rutgers is a Public and SMU is a Private (not-for-profit) school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • SMU has more expensive tuition & fees ($58,540) than Rutgers ($31,785).
  • It is harder to admit to SMU than Rutgers.
  • SMU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,295) than Rutgers (1,295).
  • SMU has higher submitted ACT score (29) than Rutgers (29).
  • Rutgers has more students with 50,411 students while SMU has 12,373 students.
  • Rutgers has more full-time faculties with 3,456 faculties while SMU has 767 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Southern Methodist University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
RutgersSMU
Rutgersvs.SMU
New Brunswick, New JerseyLocationDallas, Texas
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$15,003
Out-Of-State$31,785
Tuition & Fees$58,540
52% ($12,526)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)71% ($34,874)
$12,526Average Amount of Financial Aid$34,874
57.80 %Acceptance Rates48.77 %
28.25 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.23 %
1,295SAT Score1,350
29ACT Score31
84 %Graduation Rate81 %
-Transfer-out Rate14 %
93 %Retention Rate90 %
50,411Student Population12,373
3,456Number of Faculties767
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio11 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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