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 Memphis 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 ($58,540) than University of Memphis ($13,752).
  • It is harder to admit to SMU than University of Memphis.
  • SMU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,120) than University of Memphis (1,120).
  • SMU has higher submitted ACT score (23) than University of Memphis (23).
  • University of Memphis has more students with 21,458 students while SMU has 11,649 students.
  • University of Memphis has more full-time faculties with 907 faculties while SMU has 763 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Memphis and Southern Methodist University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
University of MemphisSMU
University of Memphisvs.SMU
Memphis, TennesseeLocationDallas, 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 (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$9,912
Out-Of-State$13,752
Tuition & Fees$58,540
78% ($7,523)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)70% ($31,071)
$7,523Average Amount of Financial Aid$31,071
84.82 %Acceptance Rates48.77 %
22.90 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.23 %
1,120SAT Score1,390
23ACT Score31
53 %Graduation Rate81 %
16 %Transfer-out Rate14 %
76 %Retention Rate91 %
21,458Student Population11,649
907Number of Faculties763
15 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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