Southern Methodist University
SMU is a private university of 11,000 students near the center of Dallas, and offers strong undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. SMU was recently ranked in Forbes magazine as the 13th best university in the United States. Founded in 1911 by what is now The United Methodist Church, SMU opened in 1915 with support from Dallas leaders. The University is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to freedom of inquiry.