Southern Methodist University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(4.09 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 32 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 11,739 (6,521 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 48% part-time, 52% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $46,800
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2007

Great school but make sure you can pay for it otherwise go cheaper.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: (1) The staff and career service office is very responsive to student comments and responses. You can tell this is a private school from the attention you get; (2) Professors are very knowledgable; (3) Dallas is a great legal market and has a booming economy so job prospects are good; (4) Feel prepared for the Bar Exam Cons: (1) Diversity is really lacking at SMU. People are a tad close-minded and usually have the same perspective; (2) it's SUPER expensive
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall very happy with my decision to attend SMU.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Great faculty, support offices, and course options. Good return on investment and career opportunities. Good location. Cons: Overemphasis on Big Law. Could be better on technology integration/ online options offered.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

If you want a job, SMU is the best law school around. And there is no other law library in the country that beats ours!
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

If you get good grades and make good connections, then it's a terrific value and will sere you well jumping into the Dallas legal market. If you're going to graduate with a 3.0 GPA, then it may not be worth it because your job search will be long, difficult, and possibly unfulfilling.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Great network in DFW; helpful career services; quality professors. Cons: Expensive; full-time (3 year) students' grades are on the same curve as part-time (4 year) students. Too many courses scheduled in late afternoon/evening.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent faculty and staff. Very supportive career office.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros - great location, job placement, student camaraderie, and education value Cons - cost of living, scholarships
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

This program is great to jump start your legal career.
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