Southern Methodist University

SMU Demographics & Diversity Report

How diverse is Southern Methodist University? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the truth and stats about diversity at SMU. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

SMU Student Population

How Many Students Attend Southern Methodist University?

SMU total enrollment is approximately 11,824 students.

6,519 are undergraduates and 2,634 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.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

SMU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 4,210
Hispanic 783
International 471
Asian 465
Black or African American 287
Multi-Ethnic 263
Unknown 28
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

SMU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

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

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

SMU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,319
International 642
Hispanic 238
Black or African American 168
Asian 149
Multi-Ethnic 71
Unknown 37
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

SMU achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #93 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  93 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  97.38 out of 100
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College Factual measured the diversity of four different categories: student race/ethnicity, student ages, student genders, and student locations. Colleges that had the most variety in all four categories have the highest overall diversity rankings.

How Does SMU Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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SMU is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

SMU is ranked 1,661 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  1661 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  56.19 out of 100
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SMU racial/ethnic diversity is similar to national averages.

SMU Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 6,859
Hispanic 1,453
International 1,417
Asian 824
Black or African American 727
Multi-Ethnic 417
Unknown 93
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 9

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Southern Methodist University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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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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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

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SMU ranks 202 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  202 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  94.70 out of 100
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This school is more popular with men than with women.

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There are approximately 5,764 female students and 6,060 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

Top 5% in 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.

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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.

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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%.

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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

Footnotes

*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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