The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

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    Small classes and teachers that know your name
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    Brown Bag in Meadows
  4. 4
    Study abroad program
  5. 5
    Tate Lecture Series
  6. 6
    Local SMU bar specials
  7. 7
    The attractive campus
  8. 8
    Sunny weather
  9. 9
    Greek life
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    Flex Dollars on your meal plan

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
90% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
80% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
98% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
74% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
83% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Great Local Atmosphere
93% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Students Don't Want to Leave
75% of students surveyed said that they would totally live in the area after graduation.
Safe Campus
54% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Highly Satisfied Students
84% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
76% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
69% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Vibrant Social Scene
51% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 51/49 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 58% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

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    Ongoing construction
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    Overwhelmingly conservative
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    Desolate stands during soccer and football games
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    Community bathrooms
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    Greek life
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    Easy to get stuck in the SMU bubble
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    Not as diverse as it could be
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    Low school spirit

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $41,750, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $8,629.
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