ABOUT THIS UNIVERSITY
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ABOUT SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY COMPUTER CAMPS
This is our 13th season hosting summer camps in Dallas, TX at our Southern Methodist University location. We strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential technology education to foster STEM skill development (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Our popular Southern Methodist University summer day camps and overnight summer camps allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.
We have chosen Southern Methodist University to host our elite summer camps in Texas because of its enduring reputation as a top university. The city of Dallas has supported SMU since its beginning, when local citizens pledged $300,000 to secure the University. SMU also boasts quite the cultural scene with its Meadows Museum, which houses one of the finest collections of Spanish art outside of Spain, including works by such masters as Goya, Picasso, and Miró.
Our academic camps at SMU entail a small, caring academic community in the heart of a vibrant international Sun Belt City. Consistently ranked in the top third of national universities in the guide America’s Best Colleges, SMU enrolls more than 10,000 students from all 50 states and 100 foreign countries. Located just five miles north of downtown Dallas, the wooded SMU campus stretches over 165 acres.
The university is located approximately 3 miles from the Dallas Love Field Airport, and 19 miles from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Driving by car is the top mode of transportation for Dallasites, but the city does offer many transportation options, including a vast network of light-rail and bus service provided by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, making it the perfect Texas summer camp location.
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY FACTS
Schools at Southern Methodist University: SMU consists of seven schools which grant degrees: Cox School of Business, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman School of Law, Meadows School of the Arts, Perkins School of Theology, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development, and finally the Lyle School of Engineering.
Student Population: Southern Methodist University is the host to over 6,000 undergraduates and over 4,500 postgraduates.
Rankings: SMU consistently ranks in the top third of national universities in the U.S. News & World Report annual guidebook of America’s Best Colleges. The Cox School of Business is nationally recognized as a business education leader by BusinessWeek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and The Wall Street Journal.
Athletics: SMU’s athletics teams, fondly known as the Mustangs, participate in the NCAA’s Division I (I-A for football) as a member of Conference USA (C-USA). Football is the defacto sport at SMU.
Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush; Chairman and CEO of Texas Instruments Mark Shepherd; Chairman and CEO of Enron Jeffrey Skilling; Emmy Award-winning actor Powers Boothe.
Points of Interest: Sandy Lake Amusement Park, Reunion Tower, Museum of Nature and Science, Frontiers Of Flight Museum, Dallas World Aquarium & Zoological Garden, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Children’s Museum, Aquarium at Fair Park.