A nationally ranked comprehensive research university with eight degree-granting schools, SMU is a distinguished center for teaching and research
located near the heart of Dallas. SMU's more than 12,000 students benefit from small classes, research opportunities,
leadership development, international study and innovative programs. The University is strengthened by its partnership with
the Dallas region, a global center of commerce and culture. SMU students, faculty and alumni are changing the
world through their chosen fields, civic engagement and service to society.
Teaching and research fuse into breakthrough experiences in one of the brightest academic communities in the world. Our 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio means students build strong relationships with outstanding faculty who champion their ambition and drive, whether it’s for tackling climate change, fighting cancer or pursuing another passion.
SMU's singular approach to integrating rigorous learning with hands-on experience will prepare you to achieve your educational
goals and expand your world in ways you never imagined. Ours is a community of people forging their own paths. We'd like to
help you shape yours.
SMU offers 17 Division 1 sports programs and more than 30 club and intramural sports.
We prepare student-athletes for life by equipping them with the knowledge and skills required to become valuable citizens and leaders in their
SMU is one of the rare universities affiliated with a presidential library. The George W. Bush Presidential Center (left) offers unique learning experiences to SMU students – including free admission to museum exhibits – plus research opportunities for faculty and scholars from around the world.