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
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)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 51.00% and yield is 24.00%. 6,127 men and 6,476 women applied to SMU and 3,186 men and 3,303 women students were accepted. Among them, 797 men and 727 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants12,6036,1276,476
Admitted6,4283,1863,303
Enrolled1,543797727
Acceptance Ratio 51.00%52.00%51.00%
Yield 24.00%25.02%22.01%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 749 students (49% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 957 students (63%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 710 and 25th percentile is 630. The SAT Math score is 750 (75th) and 650 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 99 (75th percentile) and 99 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing630710
SAT Math650750
ACT Composite2933
ACT Math2731
ACT English2935
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Southern Methodist University are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,291, ACT: 82 - 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
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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