SPARK It’s that breakthrough moment when the germ of an idea takes root and drives you to pursue its potential. FORGE You know what it takes to succeed – when others give up, you persevere. CRUSH You love the rush of accomplishment when you triumph over your goal. You’re ready to become a world changer.
Call us enablers. As a nationally ranked research university with a liberal arts tradition, SMU is ready to support you as you pursue your passion. If you’re an ambitious, creative thinker, SMU is for you. Our students don’t rest on being bright and accomplished. They work hard, question what they don’t know and lead by thinking about how they can do a world of good. And our faculty are their greatest champions – in and out of the classroom.
SMU placed among the top 15% of 1,000 universities ranked worldwide by the Center for World University Rankings 2016
The Dallas area ranked No. 1 among the best cities for jobs by Forbes 2017.
College Factual 2018 ranked SMU among the top 8% of "Best Nationwide Colleges"
So take advantage of all the great places and support networks on campus for you.
Connecting students' personal passions to creative academic projects that move learning beyond the classroom
- Turn your great ideas into reality.
- Take action on some of the world's most pressing challenges.
SMU Entrepreneurship Club
Connecting entrepreneurial students across campus regardless of their major or school
- Find help transforming your innovative idea into a sustainable enterprise.
- Get support for your student startup.
Hegi Family Career Development Center
Linking students with top employers and companies
- Craft an effective résumé, network effectively and connect with potential employers.
- Ace your interview and land an internship or job.
Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute
Opening minds to ideas from a variety of disciplines
- Talk with scholars who have diverse interests.
- Strengthen your critical thinking skills to tackle complex problems.
Addressing scientific questions on biomechanics
- Research the mechanics of movement, performance and more.
- Develop skills and proficiencies that employers and graduate programs want.
Offering academic journeys enhanced by the cultural and natural resources of Taos, N.M.
- Take your pick of credit courses in the arts, sciences and business.
- Dig into experiential learning and hands-on studies.
Deason Innovation Gym
Inspiring creative confidence in a campus community of makers
- Build your design skills by working on real-world challenges.
- Engage in purpose-driven learning through interdisciplinary teamwork.
Solve problems on a large scale using the data-crunching power of 120 trillion mathematical operations a second.