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SMU #68 in US News for 2022

Postby tristatecoog » Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:21 am

https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/ra ... iversities

SMU is ranked #68 in the 2022 US News rankings. That's about where it was in 2021. There's a continued focus on recruiting a diverse class as well as more economic diversity. Graduation rates and retention also are a key focus.

17. Rice
38. UT-Austin
42. Tulane
55. Miami
63. GWU, Penn State, Rutgers, UConn, WPI
68. SMU, A&M, Fordham, IU, UMass, Minnesota, Yeshiva
75. Baylor, Clemson, LMU, VaTech
83. TCU
99. Auburn
103. USF and Temple
127. OU
136. UTD
148. Alabama, UAB, UCF, Cinci and Ole Miss
162. Arkansas and KS State
179. Houston and Wash State
187. OK State
213. ECU and TX Tech
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Re: SMU #68 in US News for 2022

Postby bubba pony » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:56 pm

Southern Methodist University’s tuition is $60,236
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Re: SMU #68 in US News for 2022

Postby MV pony » Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:47 pm

Moving up from 64 to 68. Send money.
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Re: SMU #68 in US News for 2022

Postby Mustangs_Maroons » Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:50 am

based on the quality of the students, I really believe we are very close to Tulane (which is in the 40-45 ranking). With the employment opportunities in the DFW area and the students coming in, we need to be much higher. We need to do a much better job at the HS reach out level to get students to apply knowing that scholarships will be there.

Our admissions rate must drop, we must continue to invest in faculty and research to get our peer recognition up, and we must, must invest in career services. We have a diverse student body and must ensure we are engaging with top employers across the country. Do that and we will be a top 45 / top 40 national academic school.
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Re: SMU #68 in US News for 2022

Postby tristatecoog » Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:41 pm

$1MM donated to Hegi Family Career Center
Cox Career Center does a fine job.

Added top notch dorms with two year residence requirement to boost retention and grad rates.

New $1.5B Ignited! campaign should add more resources. Cox has received quite a bit of money recently. Other colleges and need-based aid will hopefully get boosts as well. Pell Grant percentage went up a couple points this last year and continues to be a focus.

Three schools (Villanova, LMU and Santa Clara) entered the national rankings at or above SMU since 2017. LMU fell below SMU this year.

Of SMU's aspirational institutions, the average rank is 33. In 2014, it was 31. Northeastern, BC and Brandeis have lost three to ten points since then. Only Tulane has improved, and it went from 52 in 2014 to 42 now.

Of SMU's operationally similar institutions, only Pepperdine, Denver and Syracuse have improved since 2014. Tulsa, GW Fordham and Lehigh have dropped more than SMU's eight points. Baylor and TCU have been rather resilient in the mid-70s and low-80s, respectively.
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Re: SMU #68 in US News for 2022

Postby orguy » Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:02 pm

Doubt Turner cares much. He has stated repeatedly that rankings mean little. SMU is in free fall. Rankings matter whether the administration choses to aknowledge their influence or not. Facts are SMU used to be close to UT every year. No more. Schools like Tulane are far ahead of us and schools perpetually behind us in the rankings year after year historically have eclipsed or equal us now. Sadly.
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Re: SMU #68 in US News for 2022

Postby MV pony » Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:53 pm

All that money for a top 80 g5 school with no national name recognition. Luckily, there is always someone who wants to put their name on a building or program regardless.
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Re: SMU #68 in US News for 2022

Postby deucetz » Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:13 pm

MV pony wrote:All that money for a top 80 g5 school with no national name recognition. Luckily, there is always someone who wants to put their name on a building or program regardless.


SMU gives naming rights at a discount. My undergrad made donors pay for the full cost of the building. It’s stupid we allow donors to name a dorm or building for a fraction of the cost.
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