Admission Staff

Students on the Rocks

Ryan Cole

Ryan Cole

Ryan Cole
Admission Counselor

Years at SMU: I spent four years studying vocal performance and music education at SMU and graduated in 2013, but this is my first year in the Office of Undergraduate Admission!

Favorite thing about SMU: SMU has the most passionate, knowledgeable, caring, and well-connected faculty that I've ever encountered. They care about you and your growth as a person, in addition to what you offer as a student in the classroom.

Favorite place on campus: Perkins Chapel! It's not only one of the most sought after wedding venues in Dallas, it's a beautiful, calm space to pray, think, or reflect during the day.

Favorite restaurant near campus: I cannot pass up a crab BLT at Dive Coastal Cuisine in Snider Plaza! The food is always fresh and delicious. While you're there, try something from the iced tea bar!

What I recommend during your stay in Dallas: The Dallas Arts District is one of my favorite hangout spots in the city. Whether catching a performance or just eating lunch, you’re bound to have a great time in a beautiful environment.