Southern Methodist University


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Southern Methodist University


$28,630 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

March 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


Harmon Arts Library, Underwood Law Library, Bridwell Library in Perkins School of Theology, Elizabeth Prothro rare Bible collection, Southwest Film/Video Archives

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,807,991 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 11,635 current serial subscriptions.
  • 673,234 microforms.
  • 43,457 Audio/Visual items.
  • 30,000 e-books.

Museums & Art

Meadows Museum, housing one of the finest collections of Spanish art outside of Spain; G. William Jones Film/Video Collection; DeGolyer Library, one of the most important public holdings of Western American books and manuscripts; a new engineering building built to national standards for environmental efficiency; paleontology museum; specialty labs in science and engineering; three theatres and other performance facilities; television studio.



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 409 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.



    nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, health insurance


    reading, math, writing, study skills


    minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


    on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

    Campus Safety

    24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

    Campus Life



    • The school offers housing for students.
    • 45% of students live in school housing.
    • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing


        • 85% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
        • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
        • Popular events on campus: More than 500 cultural and arts events on campus annually, such as the Annual Women? ? ? s Symposium, longest continuously running program of its kind in the country; Hart Global Leaders Forum and Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series/Student Forums, offering students access to national and world leaders; festive Celebration of Lights opening the Christmas season; The Boulevard, featuring live music, food, and other festivities before home football games.
        • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
        • In total, there are about 200 organizations on campus.
        • Honor societies: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Soc, Alpha Iota Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Beta Alpha Psi, Eta Kappa Nu, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Golden Key Nat’l Honor Soc, Mortar Board, Nat’l Society of Collegiate Scholars, Order of Omega, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Tau Sigma, Psi Chi, Tau Beta Pi
        • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baha’i Club, Baptist Student Ministry, Brothers Under Christ, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Ministry Council, Canterbury House, Catholic Campus Ministry, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Christ Lutheran Church, Christian Legal Soc. , Christian Science Clg Org, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FCA, He Is Sufficient Sorority, Higher Ground, Highland Park Pres Church Clg Ministry, Hillel/Jewish Student Assoc, Hindu Student Org, Muslim Student Org, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, PATHS, Reformed Univ Fellowship, ReJOYce in Jesus Ministries, Victory Campus Ministry, Voices of Inspiration Gospel Choir, Wesley Foundation, Young Life
        • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Council, Assoc of Black Students, Black Men Emerging, Chinese club, Chinese Student Assoc, Chinese Student Union, College Hispanic American Students, East Asian Student Assoc, Global Connections, Indian Student Assoc, Japan Club, Persian Student Society, Turkish Student Assoc, Vietnamese Student Assoc, Voice of Inspiration Gospel Choir;
        • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) SMU Governing Board Councils, Academic Organizations, Campus Programming, Service Organizations, Special Interest Groups, Sports Clubs, Political Organizations
        • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) SMU Daily Campus Newspaper (daily: Tues-Fri)


        • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Love Field Airport; Dallas, TX (4), D/FW Int’l Airport, Dallas / Ft. Worth, TX (20)
        • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Dallas Area Rapid Transit (1)
        • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Greyhound Bus Station DownTown; Dallas, TX (7)
        • Public transportation serves the campus.
        • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.


        • School employment is available.
        • Freshman are discouraged from working.

        Greek Life

        • There are 15 fraternities
        • 9 fraternity houses
        • 29% of students are fraternity members
        • There are 14 sororities
        • 10 sorority houses
        • 40% of students are sorority members.


        • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Univ of Texas at Arlington)
        • Navy ROTC: Not offered
        • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of North Texas)
        • Additional Policies

          class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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