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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful. The faculty and staff are great.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Southern Methodist University not for the culture, the typical students, or the professors. I've had a few very good professors, but many bad ones as well. I don't like the greek life at SMU: it is fake, it is superficial, and I believe it is damaging to confidence and self esteem. The students are generally surface level and spend way too much time with their faces in their phones. However, I love SMU because I have found a community. My community is supportive, friendly, deep, considerate, and kind. They aren't afraid to challenge you, but they will be there for you if you are having a difficult time. If it weren't for them, I would not have stayed at SMU.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've wanted to attend SMU since my mom attended. I am absolutely in love with the campus, and have been for 9 years now. The people are nice, friendly, hospitable.. It's a really nice southern feel, and so close to home. SMU is the only school I applied to, because I really didn't want to go anywhere else. SMU is home.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Financial Aid office is awful. SMU cares more about it's perfectly watered grass and making sure there aren't any leaves on the sidewalk more than it cares about it's students.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I truly think SMU is the greatest university in the nation. The academics, social, and community aspects are weighed equally.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: SMU is fantastic school that offers a large range of classes with qualified professors.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think Southern Methodist University is a very high quality school, and I'm blessed to be here.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm giving a rating based on classes and professors. Socially, the school provides a lot to do, everything is well funded, but my main concern are the students. Going in they do advertise that they are a diverse school with many opinions and cultures, but going in all you really see are the same conservative frat/sorority people. I just wish they didn't try so hard to pretend otherwise.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: SMU is a wonderful school. While it may not be widely known for its academics, it has plenty to offer. SMU encourages its students to be well-rounded and heavily involved in extracurriculars. SMU has a very strong greek life as well. Joining a sorority has allowed me to meet some of my best friends on campus and make connections with alumna. The location of SMU is unbeatable. It is located in one of the most beautiful and most safe parts of Dallas. And Dallas is a vibrant city with amazing restaurants and a great night life. There is always something fun to do in Dallas.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I absolutely love SMU! There is so many Californians and the transition into college was so easy for me.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: SMU is an amazing institution.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Highland Park is one of the nicest neighborhoods in the country.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Lots of short guys, but overall good. Depends what you're in to

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a very prominent part of campus. Very enjoyable for those who are involved in it, but can seem annoying to non-Greeks. Greek life isn't for everyone, but there are many Greek options for every type of student on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Great housing options in University Park/Highland Park.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: You will never be bored!

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Dallas is one of the best and most dynamic cities for food. Endless restaurant options and a huge variety of choices.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: Love the administration. They are truly working to make all of our degrees worth a considerable value following graduation.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Overall, the food is good. Like any dining hall system. It gets tiring towards the end of the year, but once you learn how to pick and choose the good foods from each section, it will all work out.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Not very helpful or attentive financial aid department. Very confusing.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Awesome housing. Random, but they make sure each residential commons has their own amenities. All are equal in value.

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

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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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