Admissions Information

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
Admission Informationwww.smu.edu/admission
Online Applicationwww.smu.edu/Admission/Apply
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 47.29% and the yield is 23.39%. 6,613 men and 7,346 women applied to SMU and 3,146 men and 3,455 women students were accepted. Among them, 787 men and 757 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants13,9596,6137,346
Admitted6,6013,1463,455
Enrolled1,544787757
Acceptance Rate 47.29%47.57%47.03%
Yield 23.39%25.02%21.91%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the 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 the 25th percentile is 640. The SAT Math score is 760 (75th) and 660 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 33 (75th percentile) and 29 (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

It 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. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Southern Methodist University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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SMU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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