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 Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX

6425 Boaz St, Dallas, Texas 75275-0221

General information:(214)768-2000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:10,982(6,221 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:11 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
71
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $35,160 $37,230 $39,430 -6%
Out-of-state $35,160 $37,230 $39,430 -6%
Books and supplies $800 $800 $800 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $12,360 $12,655 $13,125 -4%
Other $1,600 $2,600 $2,600 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,600 $2,600 $2,600 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $49,920 $53,285 $55,955 -4%
Off Campus $35,960 $38,030 $40,230 -5%
Off Campus with Family $37,560 $40,630 $42,830 -5%
Out-of-state
On Campus $49,920 $53,285 $55,955 -4%
Off Campus $35,960 $38,030 $40,230 -5%
Off Campus with Family $37,560 $40,630 $42,830 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $34,990
In-state fees $4,440
Out-of-state tuition $34,990
Out-of-state fees $4,440
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $35,088
In-state fee $4,440
Out-of-state tuition $35,088
Out-of-state fees $4,440
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,180 80% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,137 77% $26,895,373 $23,655
Federal grants 224 15% $1,285,164 $5,737
Pell grants 224 15% $918,497 $4,100
Other federal grants 205 14% $366,667 $1,789
State/local government grant or scholarships 253 17% $1,103,882 $4,363
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,130 77% $24,506,327 $21,687
Student loan aid 523 35% $4,023,228 $7,693
Federal student loans 509 34% $2,686,971 $5,279
Other student loans 119 8% $1,336,257 $11,229
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,364 70% $91,015,714 $20,856
Pell grants 1,080 17% $4,267,657 $3,952
Federal student loans 2,007 32% $13,245,439 $6,600

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 10,982
Undergraduate enrollment 6,221
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 265
Graduate enrollment 4,761
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$75

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 10,338 4,531 5,807
Percent admitted 55% 57% 53%
Percent admitted who enrolled 57% 15% 12%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 970 70%
ACT 836 60%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 580 680
SAT Math 600 690
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 27 31
ACT English 26 33
ACT Math 26 32
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 83 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined -70
Basketball 1621
Equestrian -38
Football 131-
Golf 138
Rowing -38
Soccer 2725
Swimming and Diving 4029
Tennis 1710
Volleyball -17

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1921 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1927 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

05/19/2009 Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology

07/01/1938 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2007 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation

Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1982 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1931 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1993 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations2328 9
Liquor law violations1473871
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 12111
Liquor law violations 771828
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 712
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 300
Aggravated assault 201
Burglary 333511
Motor vehicle theft 913
Arson 021
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 411
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 1668
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 020
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate5.9%
Number in default95
Number in repayment1,589

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00361300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies1----
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies1----
Italian Studies1----
Latin American Studies2----
Women's Studies--1--
Category total8-1--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry5----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General32-0-
Category total562-0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting8014---
Business Administration and Management, General3617---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-53---
Finance, General14710---
Financial Planning and Services2210---
Insurance6----
Management Information Systems, General09---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General816---
Real Estate1410---
Taxation-28---
Category total386629---
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects-2943--
Category total-2943--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising114---
Journalism1----
Public Relations/Image Management1----
Category total18814---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science10-2-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other-23---
Category total2044-2-
Education Colleges
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-29---
Education, Other-92-1-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities--9--
Music Teacher Education03---
Category total712491-
Engineering Colleges
Civil Engineering, General03-1-
Computer Engineering, General020-0-
Computer Software Engineering-3101-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering019-2-
Engineering Science-2---
Engineering, General4420-6-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering012---
Manufacturing Engineering-6---
Mechanical Engineering012-8-
Operations Research271-3-
Systems Engineering-50---
Category total164190021-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering/Industrial Management034-2-
Telecommunications Technology/Technician-24---
Category total058-2-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing1----
English Language and Literature, General42---
Category total462---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Facilities Planning and Management-2---
Category total-2---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature6----
German Language and Literature0----
Italian Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature16----
Category total89----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-49---
Music Therapy/Therapist20---
Category total249---
History Colleges
History, General20-2-
Category total310-2-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence-3-1-
Law----281
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-51---
Tax Law/Taxation-11---
Category total-65-1281
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies51---
Humanities/Humanistic Studies50---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other0-0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-390--
Category total60400--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Computational Mathematics-7-0-
Mathematics, General2----
Statistics, General06-3-
Category total5413-3-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies7----
Medieval and Renaissance Studies02---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0----
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution-537--
Category total35557--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science00---
Environmental Studies0----
Category total80---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management3----
Category total3----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy6----
Religion/Religious Studies50-1-
Category total270-1-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General00-2-
Geology/Earth Science, General02-2-
Geophysics and Seismology30-1-
Physics, General00-1-
Category total222-6-
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology-2-1-
Psychology, General61---
Category total1106-1-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Policy Analysis, General9----
Category total22----
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology61-9-
Applied Economics03---
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics1----
Economics, General615-5-
Political Science and Government, General3----
Social Sciences, General4----
Sociology1----
Category total29019-14-
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Divinity/Ministry-41---
Religious/Sacred Music-4---
Theology/Theological Studies-14-6-
Category total-59-6-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation07---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-2---
Conducting-6---
Dance, General81---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General222---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies0----
Fine and Studio Arts Management-11---
Fine/Studio Arts, General05---
Keyboard Instruments30---
Music History, Literature, and Theory-0---
Music Performance, General01410--
Music Theory and Composition20---
Music, General0----
Voice and Opera04---
Category total1336310--
Grand total1361827060281