At SMU in Dallas, You Can Go All In on You


Top 5% of Best Nationwide Colleges

College Factual 2024

Dallas area ranks 1st among large metros in net job gains over the past five years.

Dallas Regional Chamber

Top 20% of Best Value Colleges

PayScale 2023

Top 20% of Best National Universities

U.S. News & World Report 2024

There’s never been a more opportune time to apply to SMU. On a campus defined by big experiences in a city known for its enterprising spirit, you can take your education to the next level. Explore academics enhanced by research, travel and internships; get loud at a Mustang basketball game; listen to brilliant minds during our Tate Lecture Series; and join more than 7,000 other talented undergraduate students as they better themselves and the world.

Are you ready to get started? Apply through the Common App, ApplyTexas or Apply Coalition with SCOIR and receive automatic merit scholarship consideration. SMU is also fully test-optional.

SMU and Dallas:

A powerhouse partnership

What’s the big deal with Dallas? Our campus location opens doors to prestigious internships and career opportunities that are hard to match anywhere else. Combine Fortune 500 companies and hubs of technology, health care and entrepreneurship with an active network of more than 60,000 local alumni, then add in unparalleled culture (think incredible restaurants, world-class museums and professional sports) – you’ll find there are truly endless ways to enhance your college experience.

Plan an in-person visit to discover all that our campus can offer or explore the website for virtual tour options.

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100-plus majors and 85 minors

72% of SMU students graduate without debt

200-plus Student organizations

$3,000 stipends for undergraduate research

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