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To mark joining the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), we’re waiving the application fee for all first-year and transfer undergraduate students.


You Belong Here

SMU is a welcoming and vibrant community where you'll work hard and have fun as you build your exciting future.

Life in Dallas

At SMU, Dallas is your classroom. You do you, boldly, in this vibrant community that embraces a world of ideas and backgrounds and offers access to top employers, more than 20 Fortune 500 company headquarters and thousands of internship opportunities.

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The Dallas area is among the best cities for jobs (WalletHub 2022)


The Mustang’s Dallas Guide

Whether you are interested in business, art or research, Dallas is the perfect place to start your career.


From your very first semester at SMU, you have access to everything that defines the signature SMU experience: research opportunities in a variety of disciplines, outstanding faculty who love to mentor, advisors who will help you navigate your academics, business pitch competitions to start a company and so much more.

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Top 5%

SMU alumni among the top 5% of highest-paid graduates across a range of fields. (College Factual 2022)


Student-to-faculty ratio with more professors per student than the national average.

Top 20%

Of national universities ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

First-Rate Facilities

As a comprehensive research institution, SMU has an unbelievable number of facilities to support your work.

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Life on Campus

Mustangs thrive on more than a century of spirit and traditions. Feel at home in any of our 11 Residential Commons – your instant campus family. Here, academic focus, lifelong friendships and social and leadership opportunities add up to an unforgettable college experience.

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Explore Campus

Welcome to our vibrant community, where relationships matter – faculty who will encourage you to think big, friends who will have your back and alumni who will help you get a foot in the door.

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Paying for SMU

We automatically consider you for academic awards after you apply for admission. We work hard to address your unique financial circumstances by partnering with you to explore a combination of federal, state and SMU-funded awards.

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$161 M+

SMU awarded more than $161 million in scholarships and grants last year.

3 out of 4

About 74% of students receive scholarships and/or financial aid.


With plenty of aid options available, most students graduate without debt.

What Types of Financial Aid Are Available?

Types of aid include scholarships, loans, grants, student employment, SMU or federal government funded financial aid programs and veteran benefits. Our office is happy to talk with you about any of these options.

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Life After SMU

SMU boasts some of the highest-paid graduates in the country and an outstanding post-graduation employment rate.


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Your SMU experience doesn't end on graduation day. We pride ourselves on a successful and connected alumni network.

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