History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1911, Southern Methodist University is a private institute that has affiliations with the American Council on Education, the International Association of Methodist-related Schools, Universities Research Association, and Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Southern Methodist University has been accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer bachelor, postgraduate, doctorate, and professional programs. Southern Methodist University ranks #801-1000 in QS Top Universities, #68 in National University Ranking, #614 in Best Global Universities Rankings, and #43 in Best Business School Ranking in the US News & World Reports in the year 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The Southern Methodist University main campus is spread across an area of 237 acres. University has two more campuses, the Taos campus and the Plano campus. The Taos campus has an area of 423 acres whereas the Plano campus is comparatively a smaller campus, which has an area of 16 acres. The university offers programs from its 8 different faculties: School of Business, College of Humanities and Sciences, School of Law, School of Engineering, School of Theology, School of the Arts, School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. The most popular programs at the institute are Advertising, Anthropology, Business, Literature, Management, and Art.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The Southern Methodist University ranks #42 in U.S Best Business School, to Bloomberg. Also, it has been ranked #92 in the Global MBA Ranking by Financial Times. The University has a wide network of alumni spread across the globe. the graduate from this university have excelled in their respective fields and many hold remarkable positions that are recognised and appreciated by the whole world. The name list of notable alumni includes popular names like Gerald Alley (CEO of Con-Real), Harry W Bass (Owner of Vail Resorts), Thaddeus Arroyo (CEO of AT&T Business Solutions & International), and Donald Holmquest (NASA astronaut) and many more.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The male-to-female ratio is 51:49 at the institute. Southern Methodist University has about 11,500 students, including about 650 undergraduates and 5000 postgraduates, coming from more than 50 states and 85 different nationalities. This clearly shows that the institute warmly welcomes students from different diversities. The Collaboration of so many cultures has created a newly blended culture on the campus that not only respects all the cultures but also celebrates each other's festivals. The university time to time conducts placement programs that help the students avail jobs on campus right before their graduation is complete. Top recruiters at the university include Walmart, Walgreens, Xerox, CAT, Wells Fargo, KPMG, and others. These industries visit campus from time to time and conduct interviews to recruit students to their organisations.