Southern Methodist University is Affiliated With the United Methodist Faith.
Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the United Methodist faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best United Methodist Colleges and Universities.
SMU Has a Disability Services Site
Individuals with disabilities make up 11.0% of the student population at SMU. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit SMU Disability Services.
SMU for the Military
While not a "service academy", SMU does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit SMU Veteran Services . For more information, check out our SMU for Veterans Guide.
SMU offers On-Campus Day Care
For students with young families, SMU does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Southern Methodist University
SMU offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Southern Methodist University
SMU has a comparatively large, student body. There were 6,479 undergraduates in 2019. Full-time attendance was 6,273 (96.8%). Part-time attendance was 206 (3.2%).
Southern Methodist University is Ranked #93 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, SMU receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank SMU #93 out of 3,514.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Southern Methodist University Competes in the NCAA
SMU has a total of 500 student athletes, 244 men and 256 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$42,632,627|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$42,632,627|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Southern Methodist University Athletics