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Year I joined the Office of Admission: 2015
Favorite thing about SMU: The main objective of our campus community is for our students to become successful. It doesn’t matter what academic interests you are trying to pursue (we have well over 100 academic fields covered) or your what you plan to do after you graduate, SMU provides the resources, advisors, and networking opportunities for you to graduate from our campus and truly become a World Changer.
Favorite Place on Campus: It’s simple but I very much enjoy the view you get when you stand by the main flagpole on campus. When you look one way, you can see down the lush green Boulevard with these gorgeous Southern Oak trees lining it all the way down. It’s a view that belongs in a movie. And then you can turn 180 degrees and see Dallas Hall which was the original building on campus. I am sure you have seen this view before on our website, it’s the perfect summation of our campus.
Favorite place in Dallas: Contrary to popular belief, there are some really calming nature spots in Dallas. White Rock Lake, which is two miles due east of campus is great for biking and running or setting up a hammock or picnic. Oak Cliff and South Dallas have some pretty incredible vistas of the Dallas skyline as well. I really enjoy that I can be right in the city life one minute and find myself on a quiet grassy hill the next.
Favorite restaurant near Campus: The Velvet Taco has a relaxed atmosphere that allows you to try a new spin on authentic Tex-Mex cuisine: tacos. They offer fresh and healthy ingredients and great outdoor seating. From the vegetarian cous-cous taco to the tikka chicken taco, it’s great for brunch or even a late night snack!
What I recommend during your stay in Dallas: Explore down the Katy Trail in Dallas. It’s a great place to get back in touch with nature and quiet and escape the “city life” for a little bit. I am into biking and running and the Katy Trail is a perfect way to explore the city and get a workout in!
- Remember that the college application process is a human process. It’s alright (even encouraged!) for you to show some of your personality, your passion, and your core values to us through your essay, resume, and supplemental responses. We are looking for more than just ‘academic robots’ but rather someone who can benefit and help our campus community grow.