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Southern Methodist University
6425 Boaz Street, Dallas, TX 75205
Southern Methodist University (commonly referred to as SMU) is a private research university in metropolitan Dallas, with its main campus spanning portions of Highland Park, University Park and Dallas. As of the Fall 2017 semester, the university's 11,789 students are 6,452 undergraduates and 5,337 postgraduates. The university is comprised of seven schools, including the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Meadows School of the Arts, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Perkins School of Theology, Cox School of Business, and Dedman School of Law. SMU's main campus in Dallas is also home to the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
Notable alumni include mystery author Deborah Coonts; TV and film producer Aaron Spelling; and actresses Amy Acker, Kathy Bates, and Sarah Shahi.
Libraries: Central University Libraries is the largest of the SMU library administrative units, with holdings of more than 2.1 million volumes. The Fondren Library Center, the main library, is open to the public. Computers are available for research use, though students, faculty, and staff have first priority. Free borrowing privileges are available for Dallas teachers, city officials, and holders of TexShare cards (TexShare is a consortium that includes many public and academic libraries in Texas). Others may obtain borrowing privileges by joining Friends of the SMU Libraries for $100 per year.
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