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.


Dallas-Fort Worth business leader and entrepreneur Jack Knox ’60 ’63 has given $11 million to SMU Ignited: Boldly Shaping Tomorrow. As a prominent alumnus and longtime University supporter, Knox hopes his support of the University’s campaign for impact encourages others to participate.

SMU has named Amanda W. Dotseth Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum. Dotseth, who will be the first female director of the Meadows Museum, served as the director ad interim and curator of the Museum since the passing of its previous director, Mark A. Roglán, in 2021.

On December 2, SMU celebrated the groundbreaking of the Garry Weber End Zone Complex, the expansion and renovation project for Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

SMU has named Nader Jalili dean of Lyle School of Engineering. Currently professor and head of mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama, Jalili is an innovative leader and researcher, known for bringing the resources of engineering education and research to undergraduate and graduate students, industry partners and community outreach programs.


Faith and the Awakened Brain: How Spirituality Fosters Mental Health

Tuesday, March 21
5 p.m. - Reception
6 p.m. - Program

We are excited to announce the 2023 Faith and Learning Symposium! This year's subject is “Faith and the Awakened Brain: How Spirituality Fosters Mental Health.” Our keynote is Dr. Lisa Miller, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University and the New York Times bestselling author of The Awakened Brain and The Spiritual Child. Dr. Miller will be joined by panelists Rev. Dr. Lyn Pace, Chaplain of Oxford College at Emory University, and Dr. Farnoosh Nouri, Clinical Assistant Professor of Counseling at SMU and a practicing psychotherapist. Register now.


Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Wednesday, April 12
Noon – 1 p.m. CT - Webinar

Examine the pending decision on affirmative action in higher education from the U.S. Supreme Court through the eyes of a distinguished panel of jurists from SMU Dedman School of Law, Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law, Emory University School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law. CLE credit available. Register here.



Freedom Matters

March 2, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Explore the ongoing pursuit of liberty in a new special exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Featuring rare artifacts and interactive activities, Freedom Matters highlights the importance of freedom in building peaceful societies, how the work of freedom advocates has changed the lives of millions, and what we all can learn from the study of history. Learn more