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Southern Methodist University

Location

Southern Methodist University, Dallas United States

Ranking

# 1001-1200QS World University Rankings

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110Undergraduate programs

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110Postgraduate programs

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About Southern Methodist University

SMU is celebrating the centennial of its founding in 1911 and its opening in 1915. As SMU enters a second century of achievement, it is recognized as a university of increasing national prominence.SMU prepares students for leadership in their professions and in their communities. The University’s location near the heart of Dallas – a thriving center of commerce and culture – offers students enriching experiences on campus and beyond. Relationships in the Dallas area provide a platform for launching careers throughout the world.The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools. The learning environment includes opportunities for research, community service, internships, mentoring and study abroad.

SMU was founded by what is now The United Methodist Church, in partnership with civic leaders, and was shaped by the entrepreneurial spirit of the region. The University is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry.

About Southern Methodist University

SMU is celebrating the centennial of its founding in 1911 and its opening in 1915. As SMU enters a second century of achievement, it is recognized as a university of increasing national prominence.SMU prepares students for leadership in their professions and in their communities. The University’s location near the heart of Dallas – a thriving center of commerce and culture – offers students enriching experiences on campus and beyond. Relationships in the Dallas area provide a platform for launching careers throughout the world.The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools. The learning environment includes opportunities for research, community service, internships, mentoring and study abroad.

SMU was founded by what is now The United Methodist Church, in partnership with civic leaders, and was shaped by the entrepreneurial spirit of the region. The University is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry.

Available programs

SMU is a private, comprehensive university offering 123 undergraduate degrees and 127 graduate and professional degrees, including 23 doctorates.

The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools. The learning environment includes opportunities for research, community service, internships, mentoring and study abroad.

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SMU is a private, comprehensive university offering 123 undergraduate degrees and 127 graduate and professional degrees, including 23 doctorates.

The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools. The learning environment includes opportunities for research, community service, internships, mentoring and study abroad.

University information

Bachelor

1330+
6+
80+

Master

3+
6+
80+
10,207
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32%
859
33%
67%
965
95%
5%

Tuition fee and scholarships

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Rankings & ratings

Southern Methodist University is one of the top private universities in Dallas, United States. It is ranked #1001-1200 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #601+
  • 2014
    #651-700
  • 2015
    #651-700
  • 2016
    #701+
  • 2017
    #701+
  • 2018
    #701-750
  • 2019
    #651-700
  • 2020
    #701-750
  • 2021
    #701-750
  • 2022
    #801-1000
  • 2023
    #801-1000
  • 2024
    #1001-1200
  • 2025
    #1001-1200

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