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Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business

Dallas, TX
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SMU Cox Says...

Admissions Programs
Admission to the full-time MBA program is highly selective. The Admissions Committee seeks a diverse group of candidates demonstrating the following attributes:
- Significant professional and life experiences.
- Strong academic capabilities, leadership potential, and...
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SMU Cox Students Say...

Successful applicants to SMU have leadership experience, a strong academic record, and competitive scores on the GMAT. Last year, the average GMAT score for accepted applicants was 643, and the average undergraduate GPA was 3.22. Personal qualities are also heavily weighed, and Cox admits students... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

P.O. Box 750333

Dallas, TX 75275

United States

Phone: 214-768-1214

Fax: 214-768-3956

Website

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Selectivity Rating
89
Applicants:
551
Years Work Experience
4.6
Average Age
28
Average GMAT
652
GMAT Range
615 660 690
GPA Range
2.9 3.28 3.7
% Full-time / Part-time
Full-time
Part-time

Admissions Process

Application fee

In-State
$0
Out-Of-State
$0

Rolling Admission
 

Deadline
June
1

Round 1

Deadline
November
5
Notification
December
20

Round 2

Deadline
January
5
Notification
February
25

Round 3

Deadline
March
5
Notification
April
10

Round 4

Deadline
May
5
Notification
May
31

International

Application Fee
$0
TOEFL Required
Yes

Minimum TOEFL score

Paper
600
Computer
250
Web-Based
100
Description of MBA programs offeredhttp://coxgrad.com
Essays/personal statementRequired
Extracurricular activitiesRequired
GMAT scoresRequired
GMAT or GRE scoresRequired
InterviewRequired
Letters of RecommendationRequired
State ResidencyRequired
Undergraduate GPARequired
Work experienceRequired
OtherRequired
DescriptionThe Cox MBA Admissions Committee seeks a diverse group of candidates who demonstrate strong academic capabilities, significant professional and life experiences, strong leadership potential, and personal qualities such as maturity, self-confidence, motivation, and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Finally, and most importantly, all of these attributes should be complemented by a strong commitment to learning and achieving.
Electronic Application AcceptedYes
Is Admissions Process Need-BlindYes
Deferred Admission AllowedYes
Admissions Factors
Academic
GMAT Score:Very Important
Undergraduate GPA:Very Important
Letters of Recommendation:Not Considered
Essay / Personal Statement:Very Important
Non-Academic
Interviews:Very Important
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Work Experience:Very Important
Other Factors:Important
Special programs offered to recruit underrepresented students or students with disadvantaged backgrounds:Steve Denson, Cox MBA Director of Diversity, develops relationships with organizations that promote the recruitment of underrepresented minority groups and international students. The Cox School of Business is also active with groups such as NBMBAA and NSHMBA.
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Admissions Requirements

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    89
  • Average Ugrad GPA:
    3.28
  • Average GMAT Score:
    652
  • GMAT Range (25-75%):
    615 - 690
  • Average Years of Work Experience:
    4.6
  • Rolling Admission:
    Yes
  • Application Deadline:
    06/01
  • Application Fee:
    $0