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Reviews 1395 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus

2 College Freshman

Administration: They only care about money

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Hard to keep a social life if you're in the old dorms

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We get alerts about it and they are infrequent

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Football team is bad, Basketball team good. ok attend

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College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go to them, just hear about them

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Theres lots to do but mainly if your over 21

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I am not picky at all but most complain about Arnold

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know much about it really

College Freshman

Academics: I haven't gotten into my major classes yet

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: close by easy access to highway and campus

2 College Junior

Scholarships: its like a rat race running around all over to just get it submitted, financial aid counselors are not very helpful, the award amount wasnt nearly enough for the high cost of tuition

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: i feel very safe at school

4 College Junior

Party Scene: lots of parties and activities for students

4 College Freshman

Administration: Still have more of the semester to go

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I'm still working on it

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It was a great experience

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: So many restaurants to choose from

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Our campus is probably 90% white. Not sure how the minorities feel, but I find they mostly keep to themselves.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: SMU is adding lots of diversified majors. Most recently there is Fashion Media, Markets and Cultures, and Public Relations. This is in addition to the great selection already. The business school is one of the best in the country.

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1 College Sophomore

Administration: The one thing I hate about SMU is the administration. I have had two huge conflicts during my time at SMU, and despite my hardest efforts, the administration had no interest in helping me. They treat the students much more like employees than they do equals.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There's a million off campus places to live. Can be pretty pricey but we are in the nicest part of Dallas so its a given

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I love SMU nightlife! We don't have house parties, the frats either rent bars/clubs and provide bus transportation there, or we just go out to bars/clubs with our friends. Dallas is a very young city so there is an endless supply of very cool, uniques bars/clubs. Don't come to SMU without a fake ID if you are underage, you won't get into the bars/clubs.

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is so much fun here! Huge parties every weekend, lots of formals and away weekends. It is getting more difficult each year to get into a house, as much more girls are rushing and there are fewer spots. There are pros and cons to the deferred rush system, if you are a freshman you can't mess up 1st semester and it can be exhausting to be in a sorority and rush the girls. But regardless we have some of the best greek life in the country hands down.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: We have great campus housing. You are required to live on campus 2 years, which as a current sophomore I love. I am 100 feet away from my classes. Even if you are in the RC's down at the corner of campus, compared to any other big school the walk is short. The whole campus is very compact and easy to get to. Most of the dorms are brand new and if they aren't then they are redoing them each year.

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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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