SMU Facts

SMU Facts

Rankings & Recognition

  • The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies SMU as a university with “high research activity.”
  • SMU ranks in the top one-fourth of the “best national universities” in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings. In the 2014 report, SMU ranks 58 among 280 national universities.
  • Cox School of Business ranks among the top business schools nationally and globally, according to Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist and Forbes.
  • SMU has ranked as the top school in its conference for 11 of the last 16 years in the Directors’ Cup Division I overall athletic rankings.