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 University of Houston is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • SMU has more expensive tuition & fees ($58,540) than University of Houston ($21,673).
  • It is harder to admit to SMU than University of Houston.
  • SMU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,390) than University of Houston (1,225).
  • SMU has higher submitted ACT score (31) than University of Houston (25).
  • University of Houston has more students with 46,324 students while SMU has 11,649 students.
  • University of Houston has more full-time faculties with 1,485 faculties while SMU has 763 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Southern Methodist University and University of Houston.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
SMUUniversity of Houston
SMUvs.University of Houston
Dallas, TexasLocationHouston, Texas
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$9,457
Out-Of-State$21,673
70% ($31,071)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)61% ($7,309)
$31,071Average Amount of Financial Aid$7,309
48.77 %Acceptance Rates61.11 %
22.23 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)39.07 %
1,390SAT Score1,225
31ACT Score25
81 %Graduation Rate61 %
14 %Transfer-out Rate9 %
91 %Retention Rate85 %
11,649Student Population46,324
763Number of Faculties1,485
11 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio22 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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