SMU and Dallas – where you can go all in on you

Unleash your potential in a vibrant community that uniquely positions you for limitless opportunities. The optimistic outlook of Dallas is at the heart of SMU, and our enterprising spirit has helped shape Dallas into a global gateway for people of all backgrounds who want to change the world.

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SMU’s vibrant campus lies in the heart of Dallas.

With Dallas as your classroom, get excited about how far you can go when you go all in!


Campus Tour with Students Ian and Abby

Join SMU Admission Ambassadors Ian Perkins-Smith and Abby Johnson as they tour the SMU campus. Featured tour stops include the Boulevard, Gerald J. Ford Stadium, the Laura Lee Blanton Building, Dallas Hall and Fondren Library. Pony Up!

You Belong Here

See why applying to SMU is the first step in making your college experience one that defines your future success.

  • Top 20%

    SMU ranked in the “Best National Universities” in the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges”.

  • 3 out of 4

    3 out of every 4 undergraduate students receive scholarships and/or financial aid. With plenty of financial aid options available, 72% of students graduate without any student debt at all.

  • #1

    The Dallas area was named best big city for jobs by Forbes. SMU integrates internships and experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom so that you build experience before applying for a job.


Eight SMU students have accepted Fulbright and Boren awards for international study, research and teaching in Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea. Five will be headed across the world as Fulbright finalists to conduct research and teach abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year, while three will travel as Boren fellows and scholars.


Online MBA and MBA Direct Program Information Session

Monday, August 1, 2022

Join us for a deep dive into our Online MBA and MBA Direct Programs. During this open forum, you will hear from our enrollment advisors about our innovative online experience, industry-leading curriculum, distinguished faculty, and the program’s application process. Register now.

Mustang Move-in (First-year students)

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

First-year students will sign-up for a move-in timeslot via the SMU housing portal prior to July 31. Students will arrive on campus at their pre-arranged time and park in the coordinating lot for their residence hall. Maps for each residence hall are located at Students will then check-in at the move-in tent for their area to receive their IDs and keys. Move-in tent locations are also available on the move-in website. Students and families can borrow rolling moving bins from the move-in tent, and move their belongings to their room. Learn more

Opening Convocation in McFarlin Auditorium

Sunday, August 21, 2022

All new first-year and transfer students are invited to participate in SMU's 108th Opening Convocation. At this event, students are formally welcomed to the SMU community in a ceremony dating back to 1915, in the very first days of the University. Learn more


Pot of Soot at the End of The Rainbow

Saturday July 9, 2022 - Saturday August 20, 2022

Cris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas is pleased to host the solo art exhibition Pot of Soot at the End of The Rainbow, by Nishiki Sugawara-Beda. Learn more