Southern Methodist University Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school?


Rich, white, spoiled, daddy's girls, lots of partiers and drugs abound. Not everyone holds up to this stereotype, but it is widely true.


SMU students are notorious for being extremely elitist and materialistic. This stereotype is definitely apt. The vast majority of students at SMU come from wealthy families, and it is not uncommon to see the most expensive new import cars around campus, designer clothing, and American Express Gold cards. SMU also has the stereotype of having an extremely attractive student body. People spend lengthy amounts of time getting ready just to go to class, and most people look like they stepped out of a clothing catalog. There aren't a lot of ugly, overweight or minority students on the SMU campus. Life at SMU revolves around partying in Dallas and what fraternity or sorority you are in. If you aren't involved in greek life, you may still be able to make friends if you're wealthy. If you aren't wealthy or you're a minority, you may find life at SMU to be quite unpleasant.