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Think of It As Home

SMU provides a complete college experience that will connect you to a spirited student life, a promising career and the opportunities of living and learning in dynamic Dallas.

If you start to doubt yourself, find reinforcements.

— Kaitlyn Contreras '20

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A Place to Belong

Benefit from small classes, direct access to faculty and great opportunities for internships. With nearly 200 campus organizations, there are countless options to get involved on campus and develop your leadership skills. Find them all at the Night at the Club fair during Stampede, part of our orientation for new students, and find your place in our University community even before classes begin.

A Place to Thrive

Our vibrant campus is small enough for you to really know your professors and make lifelong connections and large enough to stretch your mind in a variety of academic disciplines and campus activities.


Finding a Home in the Commons

Belonging to a Residential Commons community provides unexpected openings for students to expand their view of the campus and their place on it. Junior Aanika Gupta ’22 never considered herself a leader, but when she saw a need for change, she stepped up.

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Common Connections

For their first two years at SMU, our students live on campus in 11 Residential Commons where they often learn as much about themselves as they do about one another.

Discover and Explore New Interests

Some of the most important events in your college life take place outside the classroom. Whether you want to serve or to lead, there's a group or organization that needs you.

  • 200+

    On-campus student organizations provide unlimited ways to be part of something important to you.

  • 43%

    Of the undergraduate population currently holds membership in a Greek organization.

  • 500+

    Performances, concerts and cultural exhibits SMU hosts each year.