Southern Methodist University Reviews

4.26 out of 5 stars
(10 Reviews)
  • Dallas (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $54,492
78% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 10 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Yanina Vashchenko - 7/16/2019
Degree: Conflict Resolution
Graduation Year: 2018
"I highly recommend the dispute resolution program at SMU because it really prepares students for the world of work, no matter the career path. The skills we learn in the program can be applied at work, in the community, in personal relationships and even in the broader global context. We learn how to mediate between two or more people, how to conduct dispute resolution online, how to advise others on career choices, how to troubleshoot work issues, and so much more. The best part of the dispute resolution program are the professors: they are beyond knowledgeable, kind, caring and respectful. They are true mentors."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Bob Byrd - 11/28/2018
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 1969
"I found that the theatre program was so absorbing and demanding that I had no connection with so-called campus life. I did see a lot of students on the campus who seemed to be there for the good times, and they were mostly attractive. I never felt excluded by these people. They just lived in a different world. I recently visited the campus again, and found the students a little less glamorous but much more intellectual. And even friendlier than in the 1960s. I didn't see as many expensive cars as in the 60s, when everyone drove new Mustangs. The campus is much more beautiful now, and there i s an atmosphere of expensive comfort. the theatre faculty of my era were beyond superb: they were true artists, and devoted to the students. I was poor as dirt during my years at SMU, but I never felt snubbed or excluded. I loved Dallas deeply, and it gave me a lot. I am very proud to have an MFA from SMU. It got me a lot of respect in theatre circles."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Alyce - 3/28/2017
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Katherine - 3/19/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Daniel Howard - 7/5/2016
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Whitney - 5/31/2016
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/30/2015
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2013
"The professors at this institution are not only really intelligent, they care about their subject and their students."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/13/2015
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Whit09SMU - 7/13/2015
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Chloe InYoung Park - 8/5/2014
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2013
"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!"
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