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Southern Methodist University

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Visiting And Contact Information

PO Box 750181

Dallas, TX 75275-0181

United States

Phone: 214-768-2058

Fax: 214-768-0103

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 92
SAT:
% Submitting Score:60%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:600 - 690
     Math Middle 50%:620 - 700
     Writing Middle 50%:590 - 680
ACT:
% Submitting Score:62%
     ACT Middle 50%:27 - 31
     Math Middle 50%:26 - 32
     English Middle 50%:27 - 33
     Writing Middle 50%:8 - 9
Average High School GPA:3.65
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:49.3%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:21%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:15.2%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:8.5%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:5.5%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:0.4%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:0.1%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:48%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:80%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:52%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 12,080
Total applicants who are accepted: 6,125
Total of accepted students who enroll: 1,428
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 89%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $60.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/31
Early Decision II Application Deadline: 01/15
Early Decision II Notification Date: 04/01
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Action Notification Date: 12/31
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 01/15
Priority Application Date: 01/15
Notification Begins: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $100.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is not accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:15
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:3
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:20
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:3
     History:3
     Academic Electives:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    92
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    600 - 690
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    620 - 700
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    590 - 680
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    27 - 31
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    26 - 32
  •      English Middle 50%:
    27 - 33
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    8 - 9
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.65
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/01
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    11/01
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/15
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