Thought leaders

An SMU education provides a solid foundation for a rewarding career. Demonstrating ambition and achievement in every endeavor, SMU students study and practice, create and collaborate with confidence and conviction in one of the brightest academic communities in the world. At SMU, talents and interests are combined for a unique match. Ideas, theories and more are taken apart and looked at in novel ways. Your intellectual inquiry will have no limits as you explore new paths of knowledge and define your future success.


of first-year students come from outside Texas


Meadows music program ranks best in the country in College Factual 2014


student-to-faculty ratio


SMU leads the top 10 colleges with the highest-paid psychology graduates in College Factual 2014

Scholars are taught, leaders are mentored

  • We have a 100-year history of graduating scholars who know how to lead.
  • Our recent ranking among the nation’s best colleges shows that with drive and experience SMU graduates are prized assets in their professions.
  • Our class sizes are small, with an average of 23 students.
  • 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 85 minors, as well as accelerated 4 + 1 Master's programs in some schools, chances are SMU has an outstanding academic program for you.
  • Engage in research opportunities through programs such as Engaged Learning.
  • Apply for prestigious, nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships and awards through SMU's Office of National Fellowships and Awards.