SMU by the numbers: Spring 2016 edition

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A collaboration by the SMU Live Staffers.

The SMU by the numbers logo. Photo credit: Jacquelyn Elias


$13,770,502: The amount of money available for Athletic Undergraduate Scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year. (SMU Undergraduate Admissions)

$2,742,334: Larry Brown’s salary in 2014. (SMU 990)

873: The number of SMU undergrads who made the Honor Roll in the fall 2015 semester. (SMU Honor Roll List)

7: The number of registered sex offenders in the 75205 zip code. (NSOPW)

17: The number of sports SMU officially sponsors. (SMU Facts)

13%: The percentage of international students enrolled at SMU. (SMU Facts)

180: The number of organizations on the SMU campus. (SMU Facts)

10: The number of sorority formals scheduled during the spring 2016 semester. (Panhellenic Master Calendar)

3: The number of NCAA post-season tournaments SMU has missed with Larry Brown as head coach. (SMU Mustangs Sports)

50: The number of states represented at SMU. (SMU Facts)

$300,000: The amount of money raised by city leaders to strengthen the City of Dallas’ bid to host Southern Methodist University. (SMU Community and Economic Impact Report)

30: The number of campus-wide projects funded during Mustangs Give Back Day on March 24. (SMU Blog)

$1,052,400: The total amount of scholarship money high school senior Mimi Mallory, who recently committed to SMU, received from all of the schools she applied to. (ABC News article)

28.56%: The percentage of voters who selected SMU running back Doak Walker as the Heisman Trophy winner in 1948. (Stiff Arm Trophy)

580: The number of female students who registered for spring 2016 sorority recruitment. (Campus Director/Panhellenic)

101: The number of buildings on the SMU campus. (SMU Facts)

22: The number of SMU men’s basketball players drafted to the NBA throughout the program’s history. (Herman Hudson, Director of Public Relations)

1: The number of SMU administrators who actually have a degree from SMU. The administrator’s name is Paul Ward, and he’s the vice president of legal affairs. (SMU Administration website)

$1,000,000: The amount SMU Football Head Coach Chad Morris has earned per win throughout one season based on his reported $2,000,000 salary in 2015. (Coaches Hot Seat)

21: The number of students who had to find new housing after SMU’s Lambda Chi Alpha chapter was shut down. (Kim Cobb, Director of Media Relations)

700: The number of students who took a Student Senate survey to improve SMU Dining sanitation. (Alexis Maloney, Student Concerns Committee)

1,623 days: The length of the campaign during which SMU’s Centennial Fund completed raising $1,000,000,000. (SMU article)

54: The current number of fake IDs confiscated by SMU PD throughout the 2015-2016 school year. (SMU crime log)

30: The number of Christian campus ministries at SMU. (SMU Student Affairs Office)

16: The number of alcohol-related incidents recorded by SMU police for the month of March. (SMU crime logs)

38: The age President R. Gerald Turner was when he served as the Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, making him one of the country’s youngest college leaders. (SMU Administration)

$300,000: The amount of money raised by city leaders in the early 1900s to strengthen the City of Dallas’ bid to host Southern Methodist University. (

8: The number of student and faculty blogs about mission trips overseas. (SMU Perkins)

1: The number of times a former SMU law dean has been arrested on prostitution charges. (Dallas News)

150: The number of study abroad programs at SMU. (SMU student life)

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