Southern Methodist University is a private research university established in 1911, in Dallas, Texas. It has a branch campus in Highland Park, Texas, and satellite campuses at Plano, Texas, and Taos, New Mexico. Notable alumni of the school include Laura Bush, Lauren Graham, Kourtney Kardashian, and Aaron Spelling. The college offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, with the most popular majors being finance, psychology, and advertising. The student population comprises of more than 12,000 students, and is largely conservative. More than 50% of them are members of social fraternities. Unique programs at SMU include their graduate programs in video games, engaged learning initiative, study abroad & honors programs, and the Center for Academic-Community Engagement. Student activities include sports, more than 200 organisations and clubs, student run publications such as ‘The Daily Campus’, and theatre & musical ensembles. With SMU located just outside downtown Dallas, students enjoy both the city life as well as the residential life at campus.