Southern Methodist University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (8)
People "have an idea for a book" about as often as they catch a cold. SMU has the cure through their "writer's path" program. In the last three years I've immersed myself into the art of properly organizing a story and executing it into a novel. Taught by a handful of authors, the program is sculpted around the rigor necessary to complete a novel and the often overlooked realities of publishing. Because of the intimate class sizes, many instructors go out of their way to instruct outside of the classroom. Outside of completing a novel and utilizing their wealth of connections in publishing, my much improved writing and editing has trickled into my professional life. This program is ground breaking for the want-to-be author and creative writer.
Attending SMU has been the best decision I've made in my life so far. The academics are top notch and the student life is great. I have had an amazing experience while here and couldn't recommend it highly enough. There are TONS of study about opportunities and financial aid is huge.
Education-wise, I got what I needed to land a good job. Networking is good and the school is respected amongst employers. Biggest qualm is with the student body. Bunch of stuck up, rich snobs who are entitled frat/sorority stars who don't know how to do anything without daddy's credit card and last name. The fact that you really have to search to find a decent human being is worrisome, but believe it or not, it's doable.
I loved my college! It was great for undergrad and for graduate a like. I liked my professors and got along really well with my other engineering students.
The professors at this institution are not only really intelligent, they care about their subject and their students.
SMU is a beautiful campus with great faculty. I was insulated from the general campus experience as a graduate music performance major, so I had a very different experience than most.
SMU in Dallas is a great school- the social, educational, and all around atmosphere fits in perfect for all sorts of students. There are numerous activities you can be involved in, and the opportunities are endless.
SMU has a great fine arts program that should be more well known among students. They have pretty decent fund available, especially for international students. Faculty is excellent and administrative people are helpful!