Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University (SMU) is a nationally ranked global research university in the dynamic city of Dallas. SMU's alumni, faculty and 12,000-plus students in seven degree-granting schools demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit as they lead change in their professions, communities and the world. SMU's location in Dallas, ranked No. 1 by among the best cities for jobs by Forbes 2018, enhances our ability to attract and retain top faculty and students, making SMU a nationally prominent university whose global reach gives our students access to abundant internships and career opportunities as well as the knowledge and the skills to change the world from any corner of the globe.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad

Application information

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DAILY VISITS are offered Monday through Friday and include an admission information session, a campus tour with a Residential Commons tour and an information session in your academic college. WEEKEND VISITS offer a campus and Residential Commons tour as well as an information session on selected Saturdays during the spring and fall. Check for more information.

Dallas is strategically located so it is attractive to companies. Whether you want to work for a big company or a small company - or start your own - Dallas and SMU can provide those opportunities.

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School location

SMU Box 750181
Dallas, TX 75275-0181, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 323-0672