The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Temple University is a public and SMU is a private (not-for-profit) 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 - Temple University and Southern Methodist University.
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Temple Universityvs.SMU
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaLocationDallas, Texas
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
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$17,378
Out-Of-State$30,602
Tuition & Fees$60,236
77% ($9,840)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)72% ($35,000)
$9,840Average Amount of Financial Aid$35,000
56.67 %Acceptance Rates48.77 %
25.43 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.23 %
-SAT Score1,425
-ACT Score33
75 %Graduation Rate82 %
13 %Transfer-out Rate12 %
86 %Retention Rate91 %
35,626Student Population12,385
2,271Number of Faculties767
13 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio12 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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