Southern Methodist University (SMU) is a private research university in University Park, a separate city inside the borders of Dallas, Texas
Founded in 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Southern Methodist University operates satellite campuses in Plano, Texas, and Taos, New Mexico. SMU is owned by the South Central Jurisdiction of theUnited Methodist Church. 6,300 of the University’s 10,800 students are undergraduates.
In 2008, SMU was named No. 3 among all U.S. colleges for “Most Conservative Students”, No.3 for “Lots of Greek Life” No.7 for “Most Beautiful Campus”, No.15 for “Little Race/Class Interaction”, No.10 for “LGBT-Unfriendly” and No. 15 for “Happiest Students” by Princeton Review. In 2014, SMU was named No.3 among all U.S. colleges for “Lots of Greek Life”, No. 7 “Most Beautiful Campus”, No. 15 for “Little Race/Class Interaction”, No. 7 for LGBT-Unfriendly”.