On one of the most beautiful college campuses, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities.

SMU’s 6,500 diverse, high-achieving undergraduate students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, international study, and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences through 5 undergraduate schools. SMU’s relationship with Dallas – the dynamic center of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions – offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. 

Basic details

  • Region: South
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 48.9%
  • Average ACT range: 29-34
  • Average SAT range (writing included): 1360-1430 
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; American Studies; Anthropology; Archaeology; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Astronomy;  Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; English; Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Geology; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Museum Studies; Music; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Policy; Public Relations/Affairs; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Human Rights
  • Full list of majors available: https://www.smu.edu/Admission/Academics/Majors/MajorsGrid


  • International students are eligible for: Merit/talent-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees):  $72,700


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Basketball; Women's Bowling; Women's Cross Country; Women's Equestrian; Men's Football/Soccer; Women's Football/Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Women's Rowing; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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