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SMU Cox School of Business

5.0 of 5 stars

July 2017 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Class Availability, Involved Professors, and Networking Connections. Professor Besio is great.

Downers

The academic advisors are not helpful for the most part. Also, take advantage of the Cox library resources.

Comments

SMU is a great school to start attend if you are looking to work in Texas, especially DFW. The networking options are unbeatable.

Would You Recommend

Yes

SMU Undergraduate Review

4.0 of 5 stars

November 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Small classes. Teachers that care about what they teach. Great location in Dallas.

Downers

This is definitely a rich kid school. Low level of diversity as well.

Comments

SMU is easier to get into then many of the top tier schools, but the students place just as well in the work world as any top 20 school (at least in business).

Would You Recommend

Yes

Loved it

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

The people are unmatched. There are ample opportunities to network and the benefits of this network begin before you even start your full time career.

Downers

The football team is terrible and student support for all sports except basketball is pretty apathetic.

Comments

This school is more than just a pretty campus, it is a great way to start your career.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Best Place to Make Connections and Have Fun

5.0 of 5 stars

July 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

The campus is beautiful. The life is awesome. The professors are accessible. But more than all of that, the connections you make at SMU are without compare. You will move forward with connections and opportunities of which others can only dream.

Downers

SMU is a terribly challening school academically. As a result, it does not carry the same power that a Vanderbilt or Stanford B.A. would carry.

Comments

Go visit the campus and talk to the students. See if you could picture yourself there or not. If it isn't for you, that's fine. But if it isn't, don't go to SMU. You will not reap the benefits.

Would You Recommend

Yes

4.3 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

SMU is currently in the process of changing the general and core class requirements. Most majors require around 40 hours of coursework. Small class sizes are one of SMU's greatest assets. The largest intro classes in the University fall somewhere around 90 students, while business majors can expect around 40 students per class, engineering/premed/history/etc (liberal arts degrees) majors can expect 25 students per class, and arts students can expects a max of around 10 students per class. Faculty accessibility is also second-to-none given SMU's small student body and passion of the professors to really make connections with their students. Study abroad is extremely popular on campus, especially at SMU's own satellite campus in Taos, NM. Additionally, any scholarships or grants that students receive travel with them where ever they choose to study abroad.

Quality of Life

If the most, one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Located in Highland Park, TX makes for a safe and comfortable atmosphere around the university. There are no through-roads on campus, so, although downtown Dallas is five minutes away, you truly feel like you are on a quaint collegiate campus. The facilities on SMU's campus are state-of-the-art and every building is gorgeous from the first one ever constructed to the one's finished this year. I would be hard pressed to find a university where students are more happy on a regular basis than at SMU.

Admissions

SMU now offers the Common App as well as the options for Early Action. SMU is extremely generous with the scholarships and grants it offers to accepted students.

Level

4

Graduation Year

2012

4.5 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

There is general education, and professors are very accessible. The business school is very competitive, study abroad is great!

Quality of Life

It is expensive but safe

Admissions

Common app, early action, interview is optional

Level

3

Graduation Year

2013

4.3 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Not intimidating but challenging, professors are very approachable, lots of study abroad opportunities and research opportunities

Quality of Life

Cost of living is expensive but campus is beautiful and so are the facilities; the people are also very friendly and the neighborhood around SMU is very safe and beautiful

Admissions

Unique application essays and questions required, interviews in-person are recommended, there are lots of scholarships, and early action application deadline is recommended.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2012

4.0 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

great academics, great professors, FABULOUS study abroad. amazing research.s

Quality of Life

i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it. so happy.

Admissions

admissions process is very effective. scholarships are GREAT. it's nice to have early action as well

Level

1

Graduation Year

2014

3.8 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

It is fairly easy to add minors or double and triple major, because many classes overlap for different programs. SMU does have a General Education Curriculum which consists of two english classes, math, science, and 5 perspective courses in (art, philosophy, religion, history, economics, and literature. every graduate is required to complete the GEC.

Class sizes are good, my biggest class was Biology with 91 students. However, you still don't realize it's that big.

Grading is fair. We have many faculty who are leaders in their respective fields. Study Abroad is very easy to work out with the university and they even help you to find scholarships for it.

Quality of Life

Housing is real nice, the facilities are top notch. There are many libraries and one that is open 24/7. The cafeteria services are great, sometimes we have lamb, roast beef, fish and food from different countries. Daily you can get omelet and pasta made to your specifications. There is also a late night eating area on campus open until midnight.

Admissions

The application is fairly straight forward. It's Common Application with essays that just ask you to describe yourself. Interviews only occur when you are selected for the President's Scholarship or the Hunt Leadership Scholarship which everyone is screened for.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2014

4.2 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Classes are challenging, but not so much that you learn nothing. I have learned so much through my professors. Again, they truly want you to learn, and improve yourself. Economics teachers were stand outs for me this year, but so was the entire engineering faculty. Not everything always works out though. Grading is difficult, more difficult than in my high school. You have to work hard to get an A.

Quality of Life

SMU is a beautiful place to be. The campus is incredible. The location is unbeatable. Dallas in at your fingertips. SMU has every facility you could dream of, whether it is a tanning pool, tennis courts, theaters, or even a Chick-fil-la. SMU provides an incredible campus for the students to live on. All the dorms are extremely nice, and further they include a maid service.

Admissions

The most welcoming school, truly wants each and every student to be on campus. Constant mail and calls from SMU from helpful and knowledgeable people. Common Application and a small supplement. Scholarship opportunities are endless. I am lucky enough to have been awarded a large scholarship which I didnt even know existed until SMU sent me the information. This school wants you.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2014

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