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 4 or more 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 37,236 students while SMU has 12,373 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.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Temple UniversitySMU
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$17,378
Out-Of-State$30,602
Tuition & Fees$60,236
77% ($9,721)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)71% ($34,874)
$9,721Average Amount of Financial Aid$34,874
56.67 %Acceptance Rates48.77 %
25.43 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.23 %
-SAT Score1,350
-ACT Score31
75 %Graduation Rate81 %
13 %Transfer-out Rate14 %
87 %Retention Rate90 %
37,236Student Population12,373
2,271Number of Faculties767
13 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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