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Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Address: Dallas, TX 75205, USA

Description Southern Methodist University (SMU)

The private research university at University Park (USA) is Southern Methodist University (SMU). This institution of higher education was founded in 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church. The campus of the Southern Methodist University is located in the suburbs of Dallas.

To date, Southern Methodist University in the national ranking takes 165 place. Among the prestigious international institutions is on 823 positions. The institution usually ranks among the top five in Texas. Estimated QS World University Rankings ranks 784. The university has a high indicator of the quality of teaching. By this criterion, he is among the top 300 best institutions.

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Since its inception, the school has a large list of outstanding graduates. Among them are famous politicians, athletes, actors, journalists and scientists:

  • Laura Bush (First Lady of the United States (2001-2009), First Lady of Texas (1995-2000));
  • Hope Hicks (formerly director of public relations at the White House, former spokesman for the Donald Trump presidential campaign in 2016);
  • Charles Bramskin (Liberian Freedom Party Leader, Former President of the Provisional Senate of Liberia);
  • Somanahalli Mallaya Krishna (politician who served as Indian Foreign Minister from 2009 to October 2012);
  • Fred Ellis (former General General of the Texas State Guard);
  • Jack Miller (was a United States Marine Corps Officer who was posthumously awarded a naval cross for his heroic actions);
  • Gabriel Barbier-Muller (is the founder and CEO of Harwood International);
  • Aaron Davidson (businessman, former chairman of the governors of the North American Football League and former president of Traffic Sports USA);
  • Dwight D. Erdbyugger (President of Cass Commercial Bank, Cass Information Systems Banking Division (NASDAQ: CASS), national provider of transportation, energy, telecommunications, and outflow of bills and information services);
  • Dr. Willis Alfred Adcock (Canadian-American physicist-chemist, electrical engineer and university professor who worked on the first atomic bomb, the invention of a silicon transistor and integrated circuit);
  • Jack N. James (was a US missile engineer who worked for over 35 years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California);
  • Joseph Banovets (pianist, teacher, author and editor);
  • Cheryl Beth Tenbush (actress, reality show and model. She won the second installment of the series CW Beauty and Geek, in which she was a partner of Josh Hermann).

Among the famous teachers are Robert Theodor Anderson, Lev Aronson, Ravi Batr, Lewis Binford, Jesse Lee Kuninggim and others.

Equipment Southern Methodist University (SMU)

The main campus of Southern Methodist University is located on the territory of two parks: University and Highland Park. It is located on 237 acres of land. The campus was recognized as the most beautiful in America by the Condom Nast Treveler in 2016.

The educational institution owns a large number of objects in which library resources are located:

  • Business Information Center (a library of business schools. Whose resources are publicly available);
  • Bridwell Library (one of the leading theological research collections in the United States);
  • Libraries of the Central University (are the largest administrative units of the SMU library with more than 2.1 million volumes);
  • CUL digital collections;
  • Library DeGolyer (is the main repository of special collections of the humanities, business history and the history of science and technology);
  • Library center;
  • Edwin J. Fosuge Library;
  • The Fort Burgwins Library (contains approximately 9,768 books and small collections of magazines and maps);
  • Hamon Art Library;
  • Norwich Digital Services Center (includes a student multimedia center and a screening room and supports a full range of digital services, production services and joint technical support, including CUL Digital Collections);
  • Underwood Law Library (more than 640,000 volumes are stored here. The collection is especially significant in the field of international and commercial law literature, securities, taxation, law, oil and gas, as well as air and space law).

Toit noted that the school also publishes its own newspaper publications: The Rotunda, SMU-TV, The Daily Update, Hilltopics, The Muddler, SMU LOOK. On the campus there is the Luga Museum, which has several collections, including a collection of Spanish art from the 10th to the 21st century. In addition to this museum, there is the Pollock Gallery.

In the Southern Methodist University there are almost three hundred student organizations, including academic, professional, fraternal, sports, ethnic, religious, political diversity groups. Southern Methodist University athletics teams are known as Mustangs and participate in the NCAA I division, and the football team competes as a member of Division I FBS. Student organizations, such as the Student Foundation and the Program Board, often sponsor university events. The student foundation helps to host popular events such as Family Weekend, Homecoming and Perunapalooza.

The institution is a member of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) group. Sport affiliations and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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