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

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

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

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

1 person found this useful Report
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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Scholarships: They give them out to everybody

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you dont get a house you might as well leave the school. Girls and guys wont talk to you unless you are in a sorority and you can say goodbye to your social life. Most people transfer if they dont get a house. It really runs the school and there is no way to get away from it.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Way better than on campus, if you have a car there are more options

2 College Freshman

Weather: Freezing winter, burning how summer

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I wish they never made the new dorms

3 College Freshman

Computers: They work, internet sucks, you have to pay to print

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Never had a problem with it

4 College Freshman

Academics: Academic wise it is a great school that will challenge you, but not give you overwhelming amounts of work

4 College Junior

Greek Life: You really have to find the fraternity/sorority that you fit best with.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I lived off campus for most of my time. It was easy to find, only 3 blocks away from campus. If you are looking for off-campus housing, start looking 6 months in advance, and the more people you go in on with, the more affordable.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Campus Housing: I had a bad experience. Others may not. Off campus is a lot cheaper (not by a whole lot- but you save money).

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I received an artistic scholarship which really helped, however it was a battle to receive an academic scholarship. They found some loophole as so I didn't receive it.

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: Many great bars, I am not big into clubs- but if you are, there is a ton. Great restaurants nearby. Not so much underage nightlife, unless you use a fake id.

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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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