SMU Admissions

The application fee is $60 for applying undergraduate school and $75 for graduate school at Southern Methodist University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$60
Graduate Application Fees$75
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 47.00% and yield is 23.00%. 6,613 men and 7,346 women applied to SMU and 3,174 men and 3,453 women students were accepted. Among them, 794 men and 760 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 47.00%48.00%47.01%
Yield 23.00%25.02%22.01%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 605 students (39% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 854 students (55%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 720 and 25th percentile is 640. The SAT Math score is 760 (75th) and 660 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 100 (75th percentile) and 100 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing640720
SAT Math660760
ACT Composite2933
ACT Math2732
ACT English2935
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Southern Methodist University are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,276, ACT: 80 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

SMU requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations and Formal Demonstration of Competencies to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. Next table summarizes Southern Methodist University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see SMU online application page .
SMU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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