Southern Methodist University

6425 Boaz Lane
Dallas, TX 75205

A private university of 11,000 students near the center of Dallas, SMU offers strong undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools — in the humanities and sciences; business; the performing, visual, and communication arts; engineering; education and human development; law; and theology.

-Students come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and nearly 90 foreign countries, and represent diverse economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.

-SMU itself is a gateway to the global community, offering more than 20 study-abroad programs as well as a unique campus in Northern New Mexico on the site of a historic fort and 13th-century Indian pueblo.


-The University's 10 libraries house the largest private collection of research materials in the Southwest.

-The internationally acclaimed Meadows Museum houses one of the finest collections of Spanish art outside of Spain.

-As part of SMU's focus on leadership, the Tate Distinguished Lecture Series and Hart Global Leaders Forum bring national and world leaders to campus for lectures and interaction with students.

-SMU is one of the few universities to have a voting student member of its Board of Trustees. More than 200 campus organizations provide other opportunities for involvement.

-Founded in 1911 by what is now The United Methodist Church, SMU opened in 1915 with support from Dallas leaders. The University is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to freedom of inquiry.

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