The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • SMU is a Private (not-for-profit) and Temple University is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • SMU has more expensive tuition & fees ($58,540) than Temple University ($29,882).
  • It is harder to admit to SMU than Temple University.
  • Temple University has more students with 39,740 students while SMU has 11,649 students.
  • Temple University has more full-time faculties with 2,296 faculties while SMU has 763 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Southern Methodist University and Temple University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
SMUTemple University
SMUvs.Temple University
Dallas, TexasLocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
$58,540Tuition & Fees
In-State$16,970
Out-Of-State$29,882
70% ($31,071)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)72% ($9,152)
$31,071Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,152
48.77 %Acceptance Rates56.67 %
22.23 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)25.43 %
1,390SAT Score-
31ACT Score-
81 %Graduation Rate74 %
14 %Transfer-out Rate14 %
91 %Retention Rate89 %
11,649Student Population39,740
763Number of Faculties2,296
11 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 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

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