TexasWave wrote: kalvano wrote:
TexasWave wrote:How would ya'll weigh a Sumners scholarship at SMU (special network, prestige, full tuition/fees, living stipend) versus a partial scholarship to UT?
You should 100% take UT and not even look back.
It's funny- I've had SMU people tell me that SMU is less competitive because of the ranking and is easier to get into the top X%, but UT people have told me that it is easier at UT because UT is larger.
Because UT offers a vast world of job opportunities that SMU will never let you get. Plus, the Sumners Scholar requires top 10%. They will do everything they can short of giving you the test questions ahead of time to ensure that you make it, but still...if you don't, then you're on the hook for the next two years at full price.
But mainly job prospects. UT will have more employers across a wider range of of differing job types, and have more options for people not in the top X%.