One of America’s most beautiful campuses – Southern Methodist University – is just minutes from our Uptown Dallas apartments

Undergrads, grad students, and faculty of Southern Methodist University love calling L2 Uptown their home. And for potential students – if the 5-minute commute doesn’t entice you – the school itself is quite impressive in and of itself. At our Uptown Dallas apartments, the community and establishment of Southern Methodist University are extremely important to us. Here’s a closer look at why this school is so unique and significant to Dallas and the state of Texas.

About Southern Methodist University

The nationally-ranked comprehensive research university has seven degree-granting schools and is a distinguished center for teaching and research – located less than 3 miles from our apartments in Uptown Dallas. With over 100 undergraduate majors and 85 minors, undergrads have nearly every career and life path to choose from. The university also offers 32 doctoral degrees and over 120 master’s degree options.

Founded in 1911, the highly-rated private Christian university’s main campus is located on 237 acres centered around Bishop Boulevard. There are also campuses in Taos and Plano. The main campus was ranked as the most beautiful campus in America by Condé Nast Traveler in 2016.

Stats and Facts

  • Total students: 11,824
  • Undergraduate students: 6,710
  • Graduate students: 5,114
  • Number of faculty: 1,151
  • Average class size: 22
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Acceptance rate: 51%
  • Average tuition and fees: $58,540

Student Organizations and Sports

Southern Methodist University wants its students and faculty to be part of a bigger community. By offering around 230 student organizations, there is an inclusive group for everyone. From Greek organizations to politics and cultural groups to business-focused teams, SMU wants to support your interests and goals.

According to their website, “SMU offers 17 NCAA Division I-A teams in basketball, cross-country/track and field, swimming and diving, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball (women only), equestrian (women only), crew (women only), and football.” In addition, the school also offers a few special interest sports clubs and as well as an extensive intramural sports program.

Graduate Programs

Southern Methodist University offers graduate programs out of the following schools – the Cox School of Business, the Dedman School of Law, the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, and the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Some potential programs and specialties include:

  • Executive MBA
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Civil/Mechanical Engineering
  • Real Estate
  • Education
  • History
  • Clinical Psychology


Whether you’re a student, current faculty, or potential student or faculty – SMU is proud of who is teaching on behalf of the university. Nearly all of Southern Methodist University’s faculty hold doctorate degrees or the highest degrees in their fields. When you walk into a classroom at SMU, expect to break new ground in whatever area of study you’re embarking on. The faculty and staff at SMU are helping shape an innovative and exciting future full of possibilities.

Check out one of America’s most beautiful campus’ and while your at it check out our Uptown Dallas apartments

Learn more about undergraduate degrees, financial aid, hiring opportunities, and more at the Southern Methodist University website. For those that already belong to SMU and for those that are potential students or faculty, L2 Uptown is the ideal home for you. Our Uptown Dallas apartments, located close to campus, are the perfect place to unwind and relax after a long day of expanding your knowledge at SMU. Book a tour today.



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