campus life

Division I-A Sports

Success on the field and beyond

Athletic events and the numerous opportunities for student-athletes to compete in Division I-A sports are an important part of our vibrant campus experience. As the University celebrates the centennial of its founding and opening, SMU Athletics’ vision is to become among the top 25 in everything we do.

In addition to being the only Division I program in Dallas, SMU Athletics has ranked as the top school in its conference for 10 straight years in the Director’s Cup overall athletic rankings. According to NCAA statistics, the graduation rate of SMU athletes is 78 percent, compared to the national Division I-A rate of about 58 percent. That's because our athletes are also scholars, and we provide them with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom, on the field and in their futures.

SMU competes in the American Athletic Conference.