department is different, so remember that. Know why you are
coming to SMU. I am in the engineering department, luckily.
We just got a new building and so this department
is trying many new ideas and ways to get students
to be involved and creative and ready for the work-force.
Because the department is very caring to the engineering students,
I get a feeling that SMU cares that maybe someone
in the English department would not feel.
in mind that I am very active. If you stick
your nose around and participate in things, you will find
SMU has several opportunities to excel within the school, within
dallas, and within the nation if you're so bold. Lots
of people come to SMU to recruit for tutoring jobs,
babysitting, etc. And if you make good grades, there are
even more opportunities and scholarships available.
All in all, this
school is very good if you a) know why you
are in college and have a vision/dream/etc b) know how
to make good grades or are disciplined to figure it
I do suppose you can get these opportunities perhaps
at a cheaper school. I think the point of SMU
is that you meet really rich people along the way.
Or maybe the school has some prestige. Its also nice
to live in a beautiful looking place.
If I could
do it again, I would go to someplace other than
SMU. I'd go to some place with a more developmental
philosophy to college. SMU wants to be like the Texas
Yale. They have a thing for over-achieving. I'd like a
university that has a thing for helping the student grow
at their own pace. But I'm stuck here. I'll graduate
and get as much out of SMU as I can.
I have no complaints here at Lyle (engineering school). I'm
also studying philosophy and those professors are very good but
if you're REALLY into philosophy, I suggest you go to
UT-Austin, IMO. SMU is good, though. I also do math
and the math department is okay. I can't speak for
any other departments!