A nationally ranked private university located near the heart of Dallas, Southern Methodist University is a distinguished center for global research and teaching. SMU serves approximately 7,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students through eight degree-granting schools. SMU is data driven, and its powerful supercomputing ecosystem – paired with entrepreneurial drive – creates an unrivaled environment for the University to deliver research excellence. Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical, enterprising leaders in their professions and communities. SMU is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry.