It is obvious that sometime in your college career, you will encounter the teacher that everyone has been avoiding. There is no way to dodge that ball. SMU can make no guarantees, just like any other institution, but at least they offer a number of intelligent professors that are interesting. Most are either here to continue research or have already attained their doctorate. The likelihood that you will encounter a boring teacher is quite low. Students tend to agree that your class is as stimulating as you make it. SMU professors are enthusiastic about their subject matter as well as friendly. Every professor is required to post office hours, but most will go out of their way after an arduous day to make sure that every one of their students' questions-even the most mundane- are answered. I have had several professors that allowed me to call them at home or have worked around my schedule. Even the most stringent professors secretly cheer for you in the shadows.
The courses are noteworthy and challenging enough to force you to find the library. Some professors are lenient with assignments while others make you feel as though you are already in law school. SMU teachers are very strict on one thing in particular though: attendance. The well-known phrase at SMU is "Go to Class!" Adhere to it or watch your grade slowly plummet to its death. At SMU, you can feel confident knowing that at any time you can change majors without having to change schools. Every program here is in high regard nationwide and is constantly being enhanced. Most students say that the academics become harder every year-so be prepared to lose sleep.