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Reviews 1302 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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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.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have been notified of of lot of burglaries close to/on campus recently.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I was very frustrated to discover the new two-year on campus rule. Sophomores now have to remain on campus, and all on campus residents must purchase the standard meal plan which is very over-priced. I moved into the Service House so that I could avoid paying for a meal plan.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not in a sorority, I don't have much of an opinion. It was never something I wanted to experience. To a lot of girls, it is very important.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Being in an arts major, I am very jealous of the athletes and often frustrated with how much better they are taken care of than dancers.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If I weren't in an arts major (dance), I would not fit in anywhere. The majority of campus feels exclusive. When you get to know people in different departments, it is refreshing, but the students generally keep their walls up and stay safe with stereotypes.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It depends where you live and how you make of it. The new dorms are far from classes but they are nicer then the older dorms. The older dorms are closer to classes but not as nice.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life can be good or bad. There are what people call top tier and say if you aren't in the top tier you are a nobody but that isn't true.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: SMU isn't really known for its great sports team but the spirit is always there.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: SMU is one of the greatest universities out there because it's a small and big school. Small enough to were you can get to know your professors and truly learn to love your classes. Bug enough that you don't always see the same people and you can make so many great friends.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: It is over the top, lots of rich kids and they are not very friendly to those that are not involved in Greek life.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am a transfer and find myself lost in the crowd a lot.

4 College Junior

Athletics: They are a huge deal on our campus

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Only one complaint- wish rush wasn't second semester and that it was earlier in the year like most other schools. Other than that greek life is amazing here, definitely join.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not doing too well in football or else sports would play a much bigger role. A lot of support and focus placed on our basketball team.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's great, it has everything you could possibly need and it really sets you up with so many great connections, its impossible to not secure a job or internship. Great weather, great shopping, great restaurants- Dallas is an amazing city. Greek life is huge at the school so definitely join in on it, its awesome and provides an insane social life.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are very nice, but I wish that sophomores didn't also have to live in the dorms.

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is important if you want to attend parties

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sometimes people go to watch games but not always

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: SMU is a very fun college for students

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't have much of a say on the party scene, I only go to the frat parties once or twice a month

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you're into the party scene, there is always at least two different things going on on nearly any given night Wednesday to Saturday

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors know what they are teaching and more. With this in mind, they do not give you much room to slack off and expect you to put a good amount of effort into the class in order to grow as a student and earn the grades you are looking for

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The people I surround myself with are accepting, yet you look on anonymous social media (i.e., Yik Yak) and see a variety of intolerable comments, therefore I believe the acceptance of SMU's diversity is mixed

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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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