Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

We are seeking applicants who will not only contribute to the intellectual environment at Dedman School of Law, but also enrich the community as a whole. We look for students from a variety of backgrounds who are able to bring their unique perspectives to the classroom as well as the courtroom. Because we understand that a well-rounded student cannot be judged by the “numbers” alone, we provide you with the opportunity to tell us what mere scores cannot. Each application is given careful, individual attention, and we invite you to inform us of your accomplishments both inside and outside of the classroom. With wonderful additions to the Law School, both physical and intellectual, Dedman School of Law has become an even greater institution at which to study law. The addition of several new faculty members as well as outstanding visiting professors will undoubtedly enhance the superior faculty at Dedman School of Law. Further, a beautiful dining hall and student lounge provide a comfortable and convenient venue for students to dine and socialize on campus.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.smu.edu/
Address: 3315 Daniel Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
Admission Phone: (214) 768-2550
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students740
Student-faculty ratio19:1
Tuition $51,096 per year (full-time, in-state)
$51,096 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$38,323 per year (part-time, in-state)
$38,323 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$29,370
Founded In1927
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline02/15/17
Full-time program application fee$ 75
Financial Aid Deadline11/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
kbyarborough 157 A 3.69

Accepted

Yes - - - 7 months ago
clairemarie14 157 A 3.90

Accepted

- - - 7 months ago
OuPride2017 152 A 3.75

Accepted

Yes 11/15/16 11/15/16 12/13/16 8 months ago
dmmimbela 156 A 4.02

Accepted

Yes 11/15/16 - - 10 months ago
sarahtx123 162 A 3.89

Accepted

- - - 10 months ago
ErikaCBinnix 154 A 3.75

Accepted

- - - 2 years ago
johannzebastian 163 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 weeks ago
AmandaCLee96 158 A 3.78

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 weeks ago
Jasonttams 165 P 3.75

Interested In Applying

- - - a month ago
RStreetja 157 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
SamanthaMartinez 142 P 2.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
laniebennett 159 A 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 6 months ago
nmt1995 152 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 6 months ago
WRT7 158 P 3.15

Interested In Applying

No - - - 7 months ago
Bessie 161 A 3.56

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
Alexwolridge 163 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
Tianamartin95 141 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
MarissaSue 154 A 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
maggielynn166 170 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
erinaveryfitz 157 P 3.28

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
jloredo23 160 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
tovakline 165 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
jdm242 155 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Boxingsbest 165 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
hannahcfrosch 160 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mstrombe 150 P 3.51

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
martinarroyojr 160 P 2.90

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
eduardovarela 160 P 2.94

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
BredricB 143 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
kbrandes 166 P 3.88

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Varanda9 160 A 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
ashahrestani 168 P 3.47

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
lvargas28 150 A 3.68

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
blerim33 159 A 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Hunteranne91 158 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Joey 165 P 3.86

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mooseassassin 166 P 2.80

Pending

- - - 11 months ago
fengram1 132 A 2.50

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
brettquinn 158 A 4.00

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
afsd94 169 A 3.34

Pending

10/21/15 10/22/15 - 2 years ago
doreena107 150 A 3.83

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
dagunny 150 A 3.63

Waitlisted

01/10/17 01/10/17 - 6 months ago
efeuer 157 A 3.50

Waitlisted

01/21/16 - - one year ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants18311388310
Number of Offers7147122
Number of Matriculants2202191
75% GPA3.783.780
Median GPA3.673.670
25% GPA3.393.390
75% LSAT1551550
Median LSAT1611610
25% LSAT1631630
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students740
Total Students Receiving Grants621
% of Students Receiving Grants83.9
75% Grant Amount$24,000
Median Grant Amount$23,000
25% Grants Amount$15,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship9
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)0
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship0%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (65.8)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (14.3)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (3.8)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (509)
  • Hispanics (78)
  • Black or African American (24)
  • Asian (38)
  • American Indian / Native (3)
  • Other (89)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (23)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (26)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (40)


  • Total Women% (50.3)
  • Total Men% (49.7)
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 244 84.48% 73.21% 11.27%
2014 244 84.05% 77.42% 6.63%
2013 255 89.58% 85.08% 4.50%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (63)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (49)
  • Employed Other (25)
  • Unemployed (59)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (7)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association