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Reviews 1325 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Wouldn't want to walk alone on campus at night.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: It's okay. food is good

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: IT'S EXPENSIVE! However, it is nice to be so close to classes, especially as campus is mostly pedestrian.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Basketball is definitely the most fan-supported sport on campus, but all sports have a significant number of fans.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: For the most part, I do not enjoy the Greek system and I tend to feel a lot of resentment towards members of the Greek community.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's Dallas, so taking precautions is a must. However, there is a great police presence and I feel safe.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Just the name of the school will get you far in the job market, especially around the Metroplex.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The end of last semester we had a few robberies late at night when students were walking across campus, but no sexual assaults that I am aware of.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The school treats you wonderfully from the time you step on campus and will throughout your academic time there.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus but have friends that do and it all depends on what building you live in, some are nicer than others.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: A lot of options as far as which sorority/fraternity you would like to belong to. I.s more than just partying they do fund raising and many other things for the community

3 College Senior

Athletics: The Blvd. is always packed with people before the football games, but not near as many people attend the actual football game. Our basketball team is pretty amazing!

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: It has been a very positive experience and have a great impact on my life. The professors will go out of their way to help any of the students before or after class, even on weekends.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes are smaller due to SMU being a private institution. I've personally had some really passionate and helpful professors, but also a a few that weren't so good. Workload is manageable on top of involvement in extracurricular activities.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: A few incidents throughout the school year, but generally pretty safe.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: New residential commons are nice, but far away from classes. Old commons are definitely inferior to the new ones in quality, but are closer to most classes.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football team is lacking, but basketball team seems to be pretty good

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Love the smaller class sizes and convenience of living on campus

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus. There are well lit walk areas so at night you aren't walking in the dark (unless you cut through areas that aren't the main traveling areas)

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I haven't applied for jobs yet but from what previous alumni have said (that have spoken to us students) the job opportunities sound interesting.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I lived in the dorms my first year at SMU. I had fun in my small dorm as part of the Hilltop Scholars. We would have some classes in our dorm building that were only for the students in the program so it was really easy to get to from your room.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: Some individuals are really into the sports at my school while others are more into the arts. Personally, I'm not really interested in sports, it was why I chose my school. They emphasized the academics over sports during their orientation.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I really love the school I attend. I entered back in 2010 as undergraduate and when offered a chance to continue my graduate studies there, I jumped on it. The classes are not too large and the professors really get to know their students. Some classes are as small as 10-15 students.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: When professors love what they teach, the class is great and I am excited to learn from them. It's hit or miss. It depends on who you get.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am inspired by students in other departments who are very driven.

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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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