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 Memphis is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • SMU has more expensive tuition & fees ($58,540) than University of Memphis ($13,752).
  • It is harder to admit to SMU than University of Memphis.
  • SMU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,390) than University of Memphis (1,120).
  • SMU has higher submitted ACT score (31) than University of Memphis (23).
  • University of Memphis has more students with 21,458 students while SMU has 11,649 students.
  • University of Memphis has more full-time faculties with 907 faculties while SMU has 763 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Southern Methodist University and University of Memphis.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
SMUUniversity of Memphis
SMUvs.University of Memphis
Dallas, TexasLocationMemphis, Tennessee
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 (high research activity)
$58,540Tuition & Fees
In-State$9,912
Out-Of-State$13,752
70% ($31,071)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)78% ($7,523)
$31,071Average Amount of Financial Aid$7,523
48.77 %Acceptance Rates84.82 %
22.23 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.90 %
1,390SAT Score1,120
31ACT Score23
81 %Graduation Rate53 %
14 %Transfer-out Rate16 %
91 %Retention Rate76 %
11,649Student Population21,458
763Number of Faculties907
11 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio15 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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