academics

A century of molding scholars into leaders

At SMU, we believe that scholars are taught, and leaders are mentored. We have a 100-year history of graduating scholars who know how to lead, and our recent ranking among the nation's best colleges shows that with drive and experience, our graduates can count on becoming prized assets in their professions.

Our class sizes are small, with an average faculty-to-student ratio of 11 to 1. And our undergraduate professors are world-renowned scholars and researchers who will get to know you and take a personal interest in your success.

With more than 100 majors and minors, as well as accelerated 4 + 1 Master's programs in some schools, chances are SMU has an outstanding academic program that will open doors in your field that you may not have even known were there.

Undergraduate students are engaged in research opportunities through programs such as Big iDeas at SMU and the Richter International Fellowship ProgramSMU's Office of National Fellowships and Awards is committed to helping undergraduate students find the opportunities that are right for them.