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Southern Methodist University


Dallas, Texas 75205

Admission Requirements

  • Official SAT or ACT (ACT writing test not required)
  • Counselor recommendation
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Personal essay
  • Official high school transcript to include high school curriculum, GPA and class rank
  • Resume of extracurricular activities

Deadline for Application for Admission

  • Early Action / Early Decision I- November 1
  • Regular Decision / Early Decision II - January 15
  • Dormitories Available for all first and second-year students
Tuition Breakdown
Type Cost
Tuition and Fees $52,498
On-Campus Budget $72,484

Financial Aid

Requirements to apply for financial aid

  • FAFSA form
  • CSS Profile

Types of financial aid available

  • University merit scholarships,
  • without regard to need
  • University parent/student loan program
  • University need-based grants
  • Tuition and FeesEqualization Grants
  • All federal grant, loan, and work-study programs

Deadline for Application for Financial Aid

  • need-based consideration: Feb. 15

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