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 USF is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • SMU has more expensive tuition & fees ($58,540) than USF ($17,324).
  • It is harder to admit to USF than SMU.
  • SMU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,350) than USF (1,240).
  • SMU has higher submitted ACT score (31) than USF (28).
  • USF has more students with 50,626 students while SMU has 12,373 students.
  • USF has more full-time faculties with 2,046 faculties while SMU has 767 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Southern Methodist University and University of South Florida-Main Campus.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
SMUUSF
SMUvs.USF
Dallas, TexasLocationTampa, Florida
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$6,410
Out-Of-State$17,324
71% ($34,874)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)67% ($8,820)
$34,874Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,820
48.77 %Acceptance Rates45.36 %
22.23 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)28.74 %
1,350SAT Score1,240
31ACT Score28
81 %Graduation Rate74 %
14 %Transfer-out Rate11 %
90 %Retention Rate92 %
12,373Student Population50,626
767Number of Faculties2,046
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 ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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