Entity | Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University
Southern Methodist University (SMU) is a private research university in University Park, Texas, with a satellite campus in Taos County, New Mexico. SMU was founded on April 17, 1911, by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South—now part of the United Methodist Church—in partnership with Dallas civic leaders. However, it is nonsectarian in its teaching and enrolls students of all religious affiliations. It is classified among "R-2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity". As of fall 2020, the university had 12,373 students, including 6,827 undergraduates and 5,546 postgraduates, representing the largest student body in SMU history. As of fall 2019, its instructional faculty is 1,151, with 754 being full-time.
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Inception: 1911

Alternate Names: Southern Methodist University., Southern methodist university (Dallas, Tex.), Southern Methodist University (Dallas), SMU (Southern Methodist University ; Dallas), Dallas (Tex.). Southern Methodist University, S.M.U., SMU, Dallas. Southern Methodist University, Methodist University, Dallas (Texas). Southern Methodist University, SMU Abkuerzung, Southern Methodist
Associated Place(s): Dallas, United States of America, Texas--Dallas, Southwest, New, Dallas (Tex.), Cantonment Burgwin (N.M.), Texas, United States, New Mexico