The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • USF 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 USF ($17,324).
  • It is harder to admit to USF than SMU.
  • SMU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,235) than USF (1,235).
  • SMU has higher submitted ACT score (27) than USF (27).
  • USF has more students with 50,626 students while SMU has 12,373 students.
  • USF has more full-time faculties with 2,046 faculties while SMU has 767 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of South Florida and Southern Methodist University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
USFSMU
USFvs.SMU
Tampa, FloridaLocationDallas, 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$6,410
Out-Of-State$17,324
Tuition & Fees$60,236
67% ($8,820)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)71% ($34,874)
$8,820Average Amount of Financial Aid$34,874
45.36 %Acceptance Rates48.77 %
28.74 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.23 %
1,235SAT Score1,425
27ACT Score33
74 %Graduation Rate81 %
11 %Transfer-out Rate14 %
92 %Retention Rate90 %
50,626Student Population12,373
2,046Number of Faculties767
22 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
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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