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Shape your future as a world changer


Our singular approach to integrating rigorous learning with hands-on experience will prepare you to achieve your educational goals and expand your world in ways you never imagined.

Learn more about our majors, schools and research opportunities.


A big part of the SMU experience is our Residential Commons system, which integrates the academic, residential and social aspects of campus living. Make lifelong friends with peers who share your interests and challenge you to see the world in new ways.

Learn more about our Residential Commons and campus life, and meet our student ambassadors to discover what life at SMU is really like.


Live large, think big and tap into the energy of Dallas, which takes the No. 3 spot on the Forbes 2015 list of the 10 best big cities for jobs. SMU’s partnership with Dallas, home to more than 20 Fortune 500 companies, offers relevant career preparation with national scope.

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Ranked sixth among the top U.S. schools for internship opportunities and 13th among the U.S. schools with the best alumni network by The Princeton Review 2017, SMU provides limitless options to connect with leaders in the businesses and professions that interest you.

Learn more about our alumni, research projects and engagement opportunities.

SMU Ambassadors

Find out what it's like to be an SMU Mustang straight from current SMU students by reading our Hilltop Ambassadors' blogs. Got a question for an ambassador? Connect on social media!

Austin Brown '16

Accounting Major

"Taking part in the Ernst & Young Emerging Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., enabled me to network with senior executives and top accounting students from around the United States. The experience made me appreciate how much SMU has helped me develop the skills that companies are looking for."

Blair Betik '18

Art History / Anthropology Major

"At SMU, I've found stimulus in our liberal arts curriculum, which encourages new perspectives and interdisciplinary study. My courses encourage me to think broadly and I've had access to incredibly engaging minds and speakers. The Hegi Career Center has guided me and helped me earn a prestigious internship as a first-year student."

Courteney Damore '17

Marketing / Environmental Studies Major

"When making my college decision, one of my top criteria was access to opportunities. I wanted a school that would challenge me intellectually and socially, and set me up for a successful life beyond my undergraduate career. SMU fit the bill perfectly."

James Jang '15

Finance / Computer Science Major

"Living in Morrison-McGinnis Commons this past year was incredible. The people I lived with became some of my best friends and study partners. Living in a Residential Commons is a special experience that is extremely hard to find elsewhere."

Katie Maiers '16

Advertising / French Major

"I wanted an environment in which I could have close relationships with my professors and find it easy to be a part of things - SMU has all that and more. I've learned so much in the classroom - but it's what I can learn outside the classroom that sets SMU apart."

Madison McKay '17

Dance / Marketing Major

"The faculty have encouraged me to grow immensely as an artist and as an entrepreneur. I am challenged every day and given personalized attention and feedback that renders development of my craft. Performing and collaborating with other talented, ambitious students has unleashed new creativities for me."

Michael Carlisi '18

Accounting Major

"Dallas is not only an exciting city to live in, it also gives me an edge over my friends studying elsewhere because of its strong economy. I can go five minutes down the road to personally hand off a resume to a future employer, then turn around a visit a world-class museum. Here, I can experience, learn from and utilize the best-of-the-best both in and out of school."

Stephen Chamberlain '18

Psychology / English Major

"My most valuable experience here at SMU is the friends I've made. We all come from different backgrounds and are a part of different organizations and majors but we always make time to come together and share a good meal. I'm glad to be a part of the SMU community, surrounded by people who inspire me with their passion, determination and appreciation for the opportunities they have at SMU."

Tammy Winter '17

Marketing Major

"The best thing about SMU is the opportunities it provides for its students. I saw it when I came for my own campus visit, and I'm living it now as a tour guide and Resident Assistant (RA) . I've met CEO's, a former President and the Dalai Lama, and gained personal and professional skills that will last a lifetime."