Southern Methodist University
|Southern Methodist University|
|City:||University Park, Texas|
|Sports:||basketball, cross country, equestrian, football, golf, rowing, soccer, swim and dive, tennis, track and field, volleyball|
Southern Methodist University (or SMU) is a Texas private university founded in 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The school ranked #67 in US News's 2008 "National Universities: Top Schools" list.
The school was founded by what is now the United Methodist Church. It opened its doors in 1915. On February 22, 2008, the school was chosen as the site of the George W. Bush Presidential Center - the presidential library - partly because First Lady Laura Bush was an alumni.
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- SMU FOOTBALL HISTORY DATABASE (English). National Champs.