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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. An average class of 23 students in a student body of diverse cultures and academic, social and economic backgrounds translates to debate and discourse with ambitious peers and with distinguished faculty members who inspire and mentor.


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

At SMU, we believe that scholars are taught, and leaders are mentored. We have a 100-year history of graduating scholars who know how to lead, and our recent ranking among the nation's best colleges shows that with drive and experience, our graduates can count on becoming prized assets in their professions.

Our class sizes are small, with an average faculty-to-student ratio of 11 to 1. And 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 minors, as well as accelerated 4 + 1 Master's programs in some schools, chances are SMU has an outstanding academic program that will open doors in your field that you may not have even known were there.

Undergraduate students are engaged in research opportunities through programs such as Big iDeas at SMU and the Richter International Fellowship Program. SMU's Office of National Fellowships and Awards is committed to helping undergraduate students find the opportunities that are right for them.