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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


Admissions Statistics
Admissions Selectivity Rating:94
Average UGrad GPA:3.28
Average GMAT Score:652
GMAT Range (25-75%):615 - 690
Average Years of Work Experience:4.6
Total # of Applicants:551
Total # Enrolled:130
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Application Process
Rolling Admission:Yes
Rolling Admission Deadline:06/01
Rolling Decision Notification:No
Application Deadline Round 1:11/05
Notification Date Round 1:12/20
Application Deadline Round 2:01/05
Notification Date Round 2:02/25
Application Deadline Round 3:03/05
Notification Date Round 3:04/10
Application Deadline Round 4:05/05
Notification Date Round 4:05/31
In-State Application Fee:$0
Out-of-State Application Fee:$0
International Applicant Application Fee:$0
Applications accepted for other terms than Fall:No
Early Decision Programs:No
Transfer Applicants Accepted:No
Deferred Admission:Yes
Admissions Process Need Blind:Yes
Admissions Journal:
The SMU Cox School of Business is committed to transforming the world of business - one person at a time. Toward that end, we bring students, professors, and business practitioners together in an engaging, close-knit environment that promotes the free exchange of ideas, rigorous scholarship, and practical application. The result is a robust educational experience that enables you to achieve your professional goals.
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Admissions Requirements
For Non-Native English Speakers:TOEFL Required:Yes
TOEFL Recommended:No
Minimum TOEFL Score
(Paper Based Test):
Minimum TOEFL Score
(Computer Based Test):
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Admissions Factors
GMAT Score:Very Important
Undergraduate GPA:Very Important
Letters of Recommendation:Not Considered
Essay / Personal Statement:Very Important
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

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  • Average Ugrad GPA:
  • Average GMAT Score:
  • GMAT Range (25-75%):
    615 - 690
  • Average Years of Work Experience:
  • Rolling Admission:
  • Application Deadline:
  • Application Fee: