The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • UCF 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 UCF ($22,467).
  • It is harder to admit to SMU than UCF.
  • SMU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,250) than UCF (1,250).
  • SMU has higher submitted ACT score (28) than UCF (28).
  • UCF has more students with 71,881 students while SMU has 12,373 students.
  • UCF has more full-time faculties with 1,577 faculties while SMU has 767 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Central Florida and Southern Methodist University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UCFSMU
UCFvs.SMU
Orlando, FloridaLocationDallas, 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$6,368
Out-Of-State$22,467
Tuition & Fees$60,236
72% ($7,826)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)71% ($34,874)
$7,826Average Amount of Financial Aid$34,874
49.90 %Acceptance Rates48.77 %
36.57 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.23 %
1,250SAT Score1,350
28ACT Score31
74 %Graduation Rate81 %
12 %Transfer-out Rate14 %
92 %Retention Rate90 %
71,881Student Population12,373
1,577Number of Faculties767
31 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio11 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
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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