|Previous year ABA 509 data|
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During the 2023 application cycle, 2,253 people applied and 764 were offered admission.
Southern Methodist University has a 1L class size of 226, and yield of 28.93%. 221 out of 764 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 28.93% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.
The 1L class at Southern Methodist University has a median LSAT of 164. The 25th percentile LSAT is 160 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 165.
The median GPA is 3.71. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.35 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.87.
LSD has stats for 320 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.
The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.
Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.
Click on a data point to see that user's profile.
In 2023, tuition was $61,058 and the annual cost of attending was $89,565 (tuition plus living expenses).
Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.
JD graduates from Southern Methodist University make $125,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $69,684.
70.5% of law graduates from Southern Methodist University go directly to work for law firms, while 7.7% clerk for a judge. 2.9% of graduates go into public interest.
87.0% of Southern Methodist University graduates pass the bar on their first try.
Founded in 1925, SMU Dedman School of Law is located on a magnificent tree-lined campus in a beautiful residential neighborhood just five miles north of downtown Dallas. SMU offers an intimate learning community within a vibrant urban center.
With a relatively small entering class size, an outstanding teaching faculty, and distinguished guest lecturers, SMU offers a scholarly community with fantastic opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. SMU also has a well-rounded, diverse student body from approximately 200 colleges and universities, 35 states, and over 20 countries.
Law School Campus
SMU offers a beautiful setting in which to pursue legal studies. The Law School Quadrangle, a six-acre, self-contained corner of the campus, offers students convenient access to all law school facilities. The larger SMU campus offers students a variety of housing options, a childcare facility, a health center, and a fitness/wellness center.
The law school has its own dining hall and a four-story parking garage with 500 spaces.