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Peer Universities

Aspirational Peer Universities

Aspirational universities are institutions with which SMU seeks to be comparable in characteristics and quality.

BOSTON COLLEGE
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY 
Waltham, Massachusetts

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

EMORY UNIVERSITY
Atlanta, Georgia

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY 
Lehigh, Pennsylvania

TUFTS UNIVERSITY
Medford, Massachusetts

TULANE UNIVERSITY
New Orleans, Louisiana

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
Notre Dame, Indiana

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
Rochester, New York

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles, California

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
Nashville, Tennessee

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

 

Cohort Peer Universities

These universities are those defined as operationally comparative.

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
Washington, D.C.

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY 
Waco, Texas

BOSTON UNIVERSITY 
Boston, Massachusetts

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY 
Bronx, New York 

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 
Washington, D.C.

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY
Malibu, California

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Syracuse, New York

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
Fort Worth, Texas

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
Denver, Colorado

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
Coral Gables, Florida

UNIVERSITY OF TULSA
Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

The Colonial Group

The Colonial Group is a consortium of fourteen universities formed by the Provosts of the universities, and supported by the Institutional Research offices through data exchanges and information sharing.

BOSTON COLLEGE
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

BOSTON UNIVERSITY 
Boston, Massachusetts

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY 
Waltham, Massachusetts

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Washington, D.C.

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY 
Lehigh, Pennsylvania 

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
New York, New York

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
Boston, Massachusetts

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
Dallas, Texas

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Syracuse, New York

TUFTS UNIVERSITY
Medford, Massachusetts

TULANE UNIVERSITY
New Orleans, Louisiana

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
Coral Gables, Florida

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
South Bend, Indiana

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
Winston-Salem, North Carolina