Scholarships and financial aid

A Smart Value

The scope of an SMU education can’t be measured in dollars and cents. It’s an investment that will pay dividends throughout your life. We take pride in helping our students make that investment in their future. More than $88 million in scholarships and grants were awarded by SMU last year. Explore some of the core highlights of the value SMU provides.

Academic Flexibility – More than 100 majors and 85 minors to choose from, and 1 out of 5 SMU students graduates with double or triple majors, often across very different fields.

Intimate Setting – Student/faculty ratio is 11-to-1, and about 3 out of 4 classes have 30 students or fewer. Students get personal attention from professors.

A Lively LocationDallas offers the best of arts, culture and entertainment and boasts the largest urban arts district in the U.S. Five pro sports teams are in the area, plus delicious dining, eclectic shopping and recreation to enjoy the sunshine most days of the year.

Dallas Means Business – The wide variety of industries here makes it a great place for internships and potential careers in health care, technology, banking and financial services, manufacturing, oil and gas, and real estate.

Internships and More – Learning beyond the classroom is an essential component of the SMU experience. Faculty and staff guide students in research projects, internships and activities that enable them to apply their knowledge in real-world situations.

Learning Firsthand – Facilities such as the Kitt Investing and Trading Center, the Deason Innovation Gymnasium and new research laboratories provide undergraduate students with the best opportunities for hands-on training and important discoveries.

Honors Programs – Invited students can pursue additional academic challenges and have more faculty interaction among a group of peers with a shared passion for learning.

Academic Success – SMU’s Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center offers a writing center, free tutoring and tips on study skills and test taking to help enhance your academic performance.