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Academics

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.

Get the Facts

SMU is within the Top 20% of the 'Best National Universities' according to the 2020 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges.

  • #2

    Dallas ranks among the best places for business and careers in Forbes, 2019.

  • 84%

    Percentage of full-time faculty who hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their fields.

  • 100+

    Number of majors students can choose from.

  • 11:1

    Student to faculty ratio

  • 85

    Number of minors students can choose from.

  • 5

    Number of nationally recognized undergraduate schools and colleges.

Video

Big on Research

Roxana Farokhnia talks about her experience at SMU as a Biology and Health and Society double major on the Pre-Health track.