SMU by the numbers

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A collaboration by the SMU Live Staffers.

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Photo credit: Jacquelyn Elias

3: The number of Peruna ponies buried on SMU’s campus. (SMU Archives)

0: The number of people on the wedding waitlist at Perkins Chapel. (Teresa Rosado, Perkins Chapel Reservations Office)

13,237: The number of Park and Pony parking permits sold in the 2015-2015 school year. (Mark Rhodes, Director of Parking and ID Services)

6,711: The number of parking spots available on the SMU campus. (Mark Rhodes, Director of Parking and ID Services)

3,840: The number of pounds of dry food per year put out for the SMU feral cats. (Kim Pierce from the Feral Cat Program)

2,190: The number of cans of wet food put out for SMU’s elder cats. (Kim Pierce from the Feral Cat Program)

1: The number of unconfirmed fingers lost at Mustang Coral in August 2015. (Unconfirmed)

1,192: The number of house margaritas sold at Snider Plaza hot spot Bandito’s the week of Nov. 1. (Bandito’s management)

99: The number of Zipcar rentals in the month of October. (Zipcar employee)

70: The job placement rate for graduating seniors who use the Hegi Career Center. (Troy Behrens, Executive Director of the Hegi Career Center)

1.2 million: The total amount of money the SMU Bookstore saved students during the 2014-2015 school year. (Rachel Russell, Textbook Manager)

12,129: The total number of books rented to SMU students this fall semester. (Rachel Russell, Textbook Manager)

354: The number of judicial referrals for liquor law violations on SMU main campus in 2014. (SMU Annual Security Report)

5: The number of fire evacuation drills in Mary Hay Hall in 2014. (SMU Annual Security Report)

217: The estimated number of days the water fountain outside of Meadows’ primary dance studio hasn’t worked. (SMU Dance Department)

250: The average number of sushi boxes Sushic in The Market packs and distributes across campus everyday. (Sushic employee)

9,200: The estimated number of pavers donated for the Centennial Promenade as of Nov. 9. (Kim Cobb, Director of Media Relations)

24: The number of Jason’s Deli box lunches ordered for the officials for the Nov. 6 football game versus Temple. (Nathan Vaji, Director of Operations, Ford Stadium)

16: The number of trees lit on the boulevard for the holiday season. (SMU Student Foundation)

50: The average number of orders after midnight at Jimmy John’s on Hillcrest across from SMU. (Manager of Jimmy John’s location across from SMU)

30: The estimated number of unclaimed packages in the SMU mail room each semester. (SMU Mail Room)

1: The number of Louis Vuitton bags turned into the Fondren Library Circulation Desk this year with a wallet, cellphone and laptop inside. (Fondren Library Circulation)

$548.2 million: SMU’s operating budget for 2014. (Source)

$7 billion: SMU’s estimated impact on the regional economy from its operations, capital projects and scholarships, plus spending by its students, visitors and alumni in the region. (Source)

16: The percentage of SMU students that identify as Methodist. (Source)

15: Estimated number of hours the SMU men’s swimming team spends in the water each week. (Eddie Sinnott, Swim Team Head Coach)

214: Number of undergraduate students that dropped a course on Nov. 6, the final drop date. (Mitzie R. Goff, Associate Registrar for Enrollment and Academic Scheduling)

1,608: Number of requests to petition a class for the University Curriculum as of November 9. (University Curriculum Office)

500: Number of Dallas Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts students that visited Meadows on October 2. (Meadows Undergraduate Admissions)

10,000: The number of red tulips to be planted on SMU’s campus after Thanksgiving. (SMU Archives)

140,000: The number of Christmas lights used at SMU’s Celebration of Lights on Dec. 1, 2014. (Student Foundation)

37: The number of false fire alarms at SMU dorms as of Nov. 9. (Source)

64: The number of false fire alarms at SMU including Greek houses. (Source)

45: The number of red, white and blue dress styles ordered by the Impeccable Pig since August 2015, in time for this year’s Boulevard season. (The Impeccable Pig)

100: The estimated number of champagne bottles sold at the Parkit Market on Greenville Avenue in the 24 hours before the Friday, Nov. 6 Boulevard. (Tony Todora, Parkit Market employee)

11,779: The total number of swipes into Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports between Nov. 1 and 7. (David Chambers, Associate Director of Recreational Sports)

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