Cox School of Business
Top 10 ranks Business Schools in Texas
FIND MBA lists SMU’s full-time MBA program as a top business school for careers in real estate, energy and corporate finance
Cox MBA ranks #10 in the World
The Cox MBA finance program ranks #10 in the world in the 2015 Financial Times. The ranking is based on 2011 graduates’ ratings of their programs. Read more.
Best Schools for Investment Bankers
LinkedIn analyzed millions of alumni profiles to identify the percentage of alumni who have landed investment-banking jobs at top investment companies. SMU ranked #25 nationally, with 70,800 students on LinkedIn.
Best Business Schools for Return on Investment
Forbes ranks SMU Cox #31 in the nation in its biennial ROI rankings of best business schools for MBA return on investment in fall 2013. The magazine’s next ROI rankings will be released in fall 2015.
Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences
Ten Colleges with the Highest-paid Psychology Graduates
College Factual cited SMU’s small class sizes and research focus, among other factors. Psychology graduates at SMU have the potential to earn the highest mid-career average salary of $109,000. SMU also is ranked as the third best university in Texas.
Dedman School of Law
Best Law Schools for Employment
- The Huffington Post: Best Law Schools for Employment
Dedman School of Law ranked #18 in its July 2014 feature on the best law schools for employment based on the School’s 93.2% employment rate for the Class of 2012, according to The National Law Journal.
- The National Law Journal: Class of 2013 Employment and Percentage at Top 250 Law Firms
Dedman ranked #22 for graduates of the Class of 2013 employed in long-term, full-time jobs requiring bar passage. SMU ranked #26 among law schools that placed the highest percentage of their Class of 2013 into jobs at the nation’s top 250 law firms.
- Above the Law: Top 50 Law Schools 2014
Dedman ranked #25 in its list of the Top 50 Law Schools 2014 based on five factors weighted toward job placement.
- U.S. News & World Report: Best Law Schools
Dedman School of Law ranks #46 among 198 accredited law schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Top 25 Graduate Schools to Study Game Design for 2015
The Princeton Review ranks The Guildhall at SMU #2 in its annual report on the best graduate game-design programs for the third year in a row. Read more.
Lyle School of Engineering
Best Online Engineering Degrees
GraduatePrograms.com, created by students, ranks Lyle School of Engineering #1.
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education
Lyle School of Engineering received a new designation for cyber security. The University has been re-designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education through 2021.
The National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security jointly sponsor the academic program, which works to reduce the vulnerability of national information by encouraging higher education and research. SMU first received the designation in 2006.
Meadows School of the Arts
10 Best Colleges for Dance Performance in the U.S.
SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts ranks #6 on the list of 10 Best Colleges for Dance Performance in the U.S., compiled by zoomtens.com. It cites SMU’s strong academic program and excellent training in ballet and jazz, calling it "a premier college for aspiring performers throughout the globe."
Best Music Programs in the U.S.
SMU's music program ranks best in the nation by U.S. by College Factual, as published in USA Today College. College Factual cites Meadows School of the Arts for its financial aid, number of music majors, individual attention to students and focus on "fostering artists' abilities as both musicians and community influencers in a concentrated environment."