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Reviews 1144 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The staff is really nice, but the food and lacking.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are no social events, the students are rude, RAs and faculty don't care about their students. SMU is an overall miserable experience. Not worth the crazy tuition. I'm not sure where all the money goes. It is not anything special once you are actually a student there. They pull out all the stops on the tours, but do nothing for their actual students.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Wouldn't want to go anywhere else. Beyond thankful that I made the college choice I did in SMU. I can only hope that new applicants see the value in SMU. Not only is everybody smart, motivated, fun, and outgoing, they also know how to party. You also will have no problem with jobs, almost everybody gets an amazing job. Every person I have met here seems like they will be beyond successful and a true world changer.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The Cox School of Business is getting harder to get into, but it deserves to be. It doesn't have its top 20 undergraduate business school ranking for nothing

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Recently announced that the Student Center will be renovated with brand new amenities; pools are super nice; campus is beautiful and constantly ranked one of the nicest in the nation; great clubs such as Student Senate, Student Foundation, Program Council, Greek Life, etc.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: SMU Basketball is one of the best teams in the country (finished ranked in the top 25 for the last few weeks), have the only coach to only win an NBA and NCAA title (Larry Brown) and they play in the beautiful newly renovated moody coliseum. Football is on the rise with the hire of new coach Chad Morris, previously the offensive coordinator at Clemson

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lots of classes and professor definitely care about your success

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: SMU runs the Dallas area in terms of jobs. Quote from a college research book "SMU is all but the official alma mater of the Dallas Elite". One of the best alumni networks in the country. Almost no one is worrying about whether they will get a job or not; the question is will it be a good job or a VERY good job.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Over 100 majors; most of the schools are very highly ranked nationally

5 College Freshman

Majors: Top companies are constantly on campus recruiting. As a finance major, I have already had talks with analysts at some of the top investment banks in the entire world. Had an externship at a top consulting firm in my first semester at school. Planning on having some of the top internships in the nation in future summers, like many of my friends who just graduated who interned at Goldman Sachs.

5 College Freshman

Academics: On the rise, quality of students and faculty raises, only a matter of time before we become one of the absolute best schools in the South

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Recently ranked 9th in the nation by Total Frat Move (May 2015)

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Nice from what I've seen

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The girls on this campus are absolutely gorgeous, and if that isn't enough you're in the middle of wealthy, suburban Dallas.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: One of the best party scenes in the nation. Vibrant and exciting parties thrown by Fraternities constantly, usually renting out some of the top clubs in downtown Dallas (free admission for you). Fun parties at off campus houses and bars too. What more could you ask for?

4 College Freshman

Administration: Although many people dislike the administration, they are blinded by the immediate effects and aren't able to see the big picture. With the Second Century Campaign the admin has been able to raise over a billion (that's right BILLION dollars) for the school. Being someone who works with them a lot, they are very nice and always open to suggestions.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Received massive academic scholarship, more than I needed, ran smoothly and am very happy

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: With the newly designed residential commons, the new FIR's (faculty in residence), and commons traditions, the dorms are truly having a revolution and are something that you look forward to hanging out in. The faculty who live in the first floor are extremely nice, and every person I know who is a first/second year loved their FIR family and helped to make them feel at home.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life here really ruins the entire school, giving SMU the bad reputation it has. Greek life is exclusive, cliquey, and narrow-minded. If you're a guy, you better be good looking, charismatic, and have an abundance of family money to get into a frat. If you're a girl, you better be underweight, own many designer items such as $6,000 Cartier love bracelets, Hermes belts/bracelets, and a $1,100+ Louis tote or 1,800+ Goyard tote, slutty without having a reputation for it, drink a lot but not be sloppy, be friendly without seeming too friendly, be in with just the right people, and preferably have a legacy.

1 College Freshman

Athletics: Nobody has school spirit here because we do not have good sports teams

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: University park/ highland park is super expensive, and so is uptown.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: There's for sure many options. The frat parties get very repetitive, after months of seeing the same people doing the same things. Also if you like psycho judgmental girls analyzing every other girl at the party, these parties would be perfect for you. Off campus you for sure need a fake. Many of the clubs and bars have a much older crowd and are very pricey, so they are not so convenient for a college student.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Its great, but will made a college kid go broke in a week.

1 College Freshman

Administration: The police here do not act like they are genuinely concerned with the campus safety as they should be. Instead, they troll the campus looking for drunk girls and guys they can bust and get in trouble.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The two dining halls, Umph and Arnold, advertise themselves as "healthy," however this is not true.

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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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