The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • University of Houston 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 University of Houston ($21,891).
  • It is harder to admit to SMU than University of Houston.
  • SMU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,235) than University of Houston (1,235).
  • SMU has higher submitted ACT score (26) than University of Houston (26).
  • University of Houston has more students with 47,090 students while SMU has 12,373 students.
  • University of Houston has more full-time faculties with 1,511 faculties while SMU has 767 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Houston and Southern Methodist University.
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University of Houstonvs.SMU
Houston, TexasLocationDallas, 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$9,699
Out-Of-State$21,891
Tuition & Fees$60,236
82% ($6,544)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)71% ($34,874)
$6,544Average Amount of Financial Aid$34,874
61.11 %Acceptance Rates48.77 %
39.07 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.23 %
1,235SAT Score1,425
26ACT Score33
62 %Graduation Rate82 %
9 %Transfer-out Rate12 %
86 %Retention Rate90 %
47,090Student Population12,373
1,511Number of Faculties767
23 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 services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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