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Southern Methodist University

P.O. Box 750116
Dallas, TX 75275-0116
(214) 768-2540

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Fall 2020 Application Information
Application Deadline: February 15
Application Fee: $75
Admissions Statistics 2020 2017
Acceptance Rate 47.2% 46.9%
LSAT Score (Median) 161 160
LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile) 155-163 156-163
GPA (Median) 3.68 3.51
GPA Range (25th-75th percentile) 3.43-3.80 3.27-3.75
Bar Exam Statistics 2020 2017
State in which most graduates took bar exam: TX TX
School's bar passage rate: 85.0% 84.1%
State overall bar passage rate: 74.6% 77.1%
School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate: +10.4% +7.0%
Employment Statistics 2020 2017
Graduates employed at graduation: 61.9% 55.1%
Graduates employed 10 months after graduation: 83.5% 82.7%
Tuition and Expenses 2020 2017
Tuition (In-State): $54,094 N/A
Tuition (Out-of-State): $40,570 N/A
Room and Board: $19,800 $19,800
Proportion of full-time students receiving grants: 87.1% 89.1%
Median grant amount among full-time students: $18,000 $23,000
Average indebtedness of those who incurred debt: $132,600 $124,723
Proportion of graduates who incurred debt: 64.7% 81.5%
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Students & Faculty 2020 2017
Total Students: 704 560
Men: 47.9% 50.0%
Women: 52.1% 50.0%
White: 65.8% N/A
Black: 4.1% N/A
Hispanic: 11.8% N/A
Asian: 6.0% N/A
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 6.9 : 1 13.9 : 1
Total Faculty: 216 82
Male: 68.1% N/A
Female: 31.9% N/A
Minority: 9.7% N/A
Full-Time Starting Salaries 2020 2017
Private Sector: $100,000 $90,000
Public Sector: $57,000 $56,900
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Library Resources 2020 2017
Volumes and equivalents: 666,576 666,019