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 four-years schools.
  • SMU has more expensive tuition & fees ($60,236) than Temple University ($30,602).
  • It is harder to admit to SMU than Temple University.
  • Temple University has more students with 35,626 students while SMU has 12,385 students.
  • Temple University has more full-time faculties with 2,271 faculties while SMU has 767 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Southern Methodist University and Temple University.
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SMUvs.Temple University
Dallas, TexasLocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, public
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)
$60,236Tuition & Fees
In-State$17,378
Out-Of-State$30,602
72% ($35,000)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)77% ($9,840)
$35,000Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,840
48.77 %Acceptance Rates56.67 %
22.23 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)25.43 %
1,425SAT Score-
33ACT Score-
82 %Graduation Rate75 %
12 %Transfer-out Rate13 %
91 %Retention Rate86 %
12,385Student Population35,626
767Number of Faculties2,271
12 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio13 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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