Southern Methodist University
A nationally ranked private university located near the heart of Dallas, SMU is a distinguished centre for global research with a liberal arts tradition. SMU’s 11,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools. Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University’s entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world – and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU’s relationship with Dallas – the dynamic centre of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions – offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for their students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities – from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavour. SMU was founded by what is now The United Methodist Church, in partnership with civic leaders. The University is non-sectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry.
SMU seeks to create and impart knowledge that will shape citizens who contribute to their communities and lead their professions in a global society. Southern Methodist University's mission is to be a leading private institution of higher learning that expands knowledge through research and teaching. Among its faculty, students, and staff, the University develops skills and cultivates principled thought and wisdom. The University is dedicated to the values of academic freedom and open inquiry and to its United Methodist heritage. SMU prepares students for leadership in their professions and in their communities. The University’s location near the heart of Dallas – a thriving centre 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. SMU's 11,000 students benefit from small classes, opportunities for research, leadership development, 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 non-sectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry.
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