August 4, 2015
DALLAS (SMU) — The Princeton Review ranked SMU No. 2 on its list of the nation’s most beautiful campuses, according to its guide, “The Best 380 Colleges.”
This ranking comes as the campus wraps up $345 million in construction and renovation projects, including the building of five new residential commons, a new band hall and new academic buildings for theology and education. Additional academic space, a new heath center and a new promenade are currently under construction, as well.
SMU made the top 10 in these other Princeton Review categories: No. 6 in top internship opportunities, No. 7 in best quality of life for its students, No. 7 in the “Lots of Greek Life” category and No. 8 in best athletic facilities. Moody Coliseum, home of the American Athletic Conference-Champion SMU basketball team, completed a multi-million dollar renovation project in December 2013. A new tennis complex opened adjacent to campus in February, as well.
SMU placed in the top 20 for: Best-Run Colleges (11); Best Career Services (13); Happiest Students (15); College City Gets High Marks (16); and Best Alumni Network (18).