Location
Dallas, TX
Undergrads
5,999
Tuition
$41,750
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't know much about the sports on campus, but I do know that they're a big part of campus life.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: You have to search and search to get the money you want, but it's worth it if it help you pay for school.

2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: SMU has very strict policies regarding most things.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really know much about Greek Life. I didn't rush.

3 College Freshman

Weather: In the fall, when school first starts, temperatures range from 80-100, then after October, it gets freezing cold until mid-March, when it stars warming up a little. Then in the spring, temperatures range from 70-80, and it feels amazing outside.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Unless you have a car, your choices of off campus dining is very limited.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I applied for the Music Therapy program, which required an audition for admission into Meadows School of the Arts. The audition was held at the SMU campus.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I love the music therapy program at SMU! It is a very small program, but that means that it is also a very close-knit program. You receive constant support from your classmates as well as your teachers. The workload for the major is intense, especially so if you plan on double majoring, but all the work and effort is 100% worth it.

4 College Freshman

Computers: PerunaNet works really well, and it's available in every building throughout campus.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Depending on where you spend most of your time, there's a varying amount of diversity on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms aren't very big, and the new dorms are pretty far away from most of the buildings on campus.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus, but I'm reluctant to leave my dorm alone after it gets dark.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I've grown up in Dallas my whole life, and I really enjoy it.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: University students get a major discount for the Dallas public transportation service. $5 for the whole year

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3 College Freshman

Parking: There is always a place for me to park, but its almost never convenient.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are lots of things set in place to help the situation, but there are still quite a few sexual assault cases.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't really party or do things that involve "nightlife".

5 College Freshman

Academics: The studios are very small, which means you study with actual professors/performers and get lots of time playing in ensembles.

College Freshman

Majors: I have not yet received an internship from the University.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The teachers are well above average, care about my progress, and are extremely helpful.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I hate it, I dont want to live here next year

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1 College Freshman

Diversity: Not open to anything other than white and rich people.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: Football sucks, basketball is improving, but other than that no one goes to games.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Not much to say about it, there is katy trail for walking and then most is restaurants and stuff.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: They give them out to everybody

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Peter Goldschmidt
Hometown
Jefferson City, MO
Major
Financial Consulting
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While some SMU students will gladly tell you that this school was their first choice, there are plenty of others that will admit that they're not sure how they got here. For several, SMU was a last-minute decision that turned into a remarkable one. SMU offers individual schools and majors that are praised nationwide. Students are able to test several interests before choosing a particular major. While there are many other things to brag about, like the study abroad programs, the social scene is a key aspect of SMU. This school offers introverts an environment where they can become extroverts in a small community that fosters socializing. Among the community, students get the hookups for internships and jobs by networking with friends and alumni.

An exuberant school spirit in terms of athletics might be missing, but SMU pride in the sense of academic excellence and social atmosphere is highly evident. Students get irritated with parking and other little issues, but in the long run, most of them are satisfied with their level of education and their experience. The majority of students will tell you it has been the best four years of their lives and that they are glad to have stumbled upon such a rare treasure.

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