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SMU Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
College Factual's <nil> diversity report brings to light the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of SMU students.

SMU Student Population

12,373 Total Students
6,616 Undergraduates
2,688 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend Southern Methodist University?

SMU total enrollment is approximately 12,373 students. 6,616 are undergraduates and 2,688 are graduate students.

SMU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time SMU undergraduate population is made up of 49% women, and 51% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

SMU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 4,229
Hispanic 828
Asian 534
International 377
Black or African American 307
Multi-Ethnic 278
Unknown 47
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2

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SMU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 48% of full-time grad students are women, and 52% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

SMU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,478
International 455
Hispanic 300
Black or African American 195
Asian 131
Multi-Ethnic 82
Unknown 41
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

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Racial/Ethnic Diversity

31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
High Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

SMU Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 7,226
Hispanic 1,618
International 1,117
Asian 929
Black or African American 855
Multi-Ethnic 452
Unknown 143
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 9

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Southern Methodist University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 1,974
Black or African American 234
Asian 141
Multi-Ethnic 38
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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SMU Male/Female Diversity

More Male Students
More Female Teachers
This school is more popular with men than with women.


There are approximately 5,979 female students and 6,394 male students at SMU.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of SMU is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  95.58 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 1,452 female teachers and 1,329 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

58.49% Out of State
6.31% Out of the Country

SMU ranks 162 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

58.49% of SMU students come from out of state, and 6.31% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  92 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 41 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Texas 585
California 205
Florida 75
Connecticut 43
Georgia 39

International Students at SMU

Students from 99 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Learn more about international students at SMU.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
47.88% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  81.54 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At SMU, 47.88% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
20-21 2,932
18-19 2,712
22-24 2,320
25-29 1,744
35 and over 1,220
30-34 771
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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