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Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX Video Review

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Southern Methodist University is located in Dallas, Texas. The most popular undergraduate majors are business, social sciences, communications, psychology and visual and performing arts. Southern Methodist University offers numerous bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees.

Southern Methodist University sometimes better known as SMU is a private institution near the city of Dallas. With a strong academic tradition of nearly a century, the university is ranked #67 on America's Best Colleges list. SMU's business program is particularly well regarded nationally.

Southern Methodist University is known for its diverse, but close-knit community of students. Nearly half live in university-affiliated housing, and the pristine grounds serve as a beautiful setting for academic life. 'The Boulevard,' the main street running through campus, serves as a hub of activity with its plentiful shops and restaurants. Many recreational activities are also available through some 200 student organizations. Another gem is the library system, which houses the largest collection of research materials in the southwest.

Southern Methodist University offers 250 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs through seven schools. Popular majors among undergraduates include Business, Social Sciences, Communications, Psychology and Visual and Performing Arts.

Considered a 'more selective' school, Southern Methodist University has a freshman acceptance rate of 54 percent. Incoming students have a grade-point average of 3.5 and typically score in the 1140 to 1320 range on the SAT and 24 to 29 on the ACT. While founded in the United Methodist tradition, the university does not include affiliation among admission requirements.

-statistics compiled by U.S. News and World Report in its annual list 'America's Best Colleges.'

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