A nationally ranked private university located near the heart of Dallas, SMU is a distinguished center for global research and teaching.
SMU is a nationally ranked comprehensive research university in the dynamic city of Dallas. SMU’s alumni, faculty, and 12,000+ students in eight degree-granting schools demonstrate an enterprising spirit as they lead change in their professions, their communities, and the world.
Be a world changer
Southern Methodist University is ranked in the top 20% of national universities by U.S. News & World Report. By drawing on the resources of Dallas, a larger-than-life city that’s a magnet of opportunity, SMU offers intellectually rigorous academics to our ambitious and motivated students. Our small classes are driven by personal attention from caring, experienced faculty mentors who will advance your academic goals and inspire you to dream big. Our vibrant campus is small enough for you to pursue a variety of academic disciplines and large enough to accommodate more than 100 majors and 85 minors. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies SMU as a university with “higher research activity.” Here you will be surrounded by scholars from around the globe. You’ll participate in hands-on research, make connections with successful alumni, have access toworld leaders, and position yourself for success in a variety of careers.
SMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and over 80 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, meaningful research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study, and innovative programs.
SMU serves approximately 7,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students through eight degree-granting schools: Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Cox School of Business, Lyle School of Engineering, Meadows School of the Arts, Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Dedman School of Law, Perkins School of Theology and Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.
SMU is data driven, and its powerful supercomputing ecosystem—paired with entrepreneurial drive—creates an unrivaled environment for the University to deliver research excellence.
Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty, and alumni as they become ethical, enterprising leaders in their professions and communities. SMU’s relationship with Dallas—the dynamic center of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions—offers unique learning, research, social, and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for global impact.