Next list compare two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information in full comparison page.
  • Temple University is a Public and SMU is a Private (not-for-profit) school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • SMU has more expensive tuition & fees ($56,560) 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.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Temple University and Southern Methodist University.
Temple Universityvs.SMU
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaLocationDallas, Texas
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$16,970
Out-Of-State$29,882
Tuition & Fees$56,560
72% ($9,152)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)70% ($31,071)
$9,152Average Amount of Financial Aid$31,071
56.67 %Acceptance Rates48.77 %
25.43 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.23 %
-SAT Score1,390
-ACT Score93
74 %Graduation Rate81 %
14 %Transfer-out Rate14 %
89 %Retention Rate91 %
39,740Student Population11,649
2,296Number of Faculties763
14 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio11 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 servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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