SMU 2010!

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kalvano
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:57 pm

bonnieblue wrote:Highland Park Village>Northpark> Galleria

Boom I said it




Don't forget Shops At Willow Bend. I don't have the credit score to be allowed in, but I hear it's nice.

Highland Park Village sucks. I used to work in there. I think I still have $500 or $600 in parking tickets.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:09 pm

Best sports bars in Dallas ... how would you rank 'em? Now that's one area where my knowledge of Dallas is deficient, strangely enough. Suggestions?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bonnieblue » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:12 pm

frankies is legit and i always hear good things about the time out tavern on lovers

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:29 pm

chrisokc wrote:In my opinion, if you can't find what you're looking for in Dallas, you may be a little too high-maintenance for your own good. If you can, visit the school and take a drive through the residential areas surrounding the campus. The area is going to have tons of yoga studios, pilates, etc. It's an affluent area, and has all the amenities that accompany such an area. Chanel & Jimmy Choo boutiques - Northpark Mall/Neiman Marcus. Bentleys, Ferraris, Aston Martins. I think that being trapped in Dallas isn't that scary of a proposition, particularly with a decent salary in your future. Ross Perot, Mark Cuban, and Troy Aikman all live in the Highland Park/University Park area. Millionaires mixed with billionaires.


OMG <3.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texasforever » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:43 pm

Anyone think this will be the week they finally let some RD people in? I have 2 to 1 odds on the fact that they don't let the majority of the class in until mid April just to piss everyone off.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby mcflooter06 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:50 pm

FunkyJD wrote:Best sports bars in Dallas ... how would you rank 'em? Now that's one area where my knowledge of Dallas is deficient, strangely enough. Suggestions?



Well, I was about to recommend my favorite.. and then I realized IT BURNED DOWN three weeks ago. Aggggh.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby lehtsgostars » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:39 am

ClemTiger wrote:I'm flying down to visit SMU for the first time in mid April. Pretty pumped. Hopefully will get to meet with an admissions counselor, going to get a tour, and will get to sit in on a class. Never been to Dallas or SMU before so I'm excited about finally getting to see the campus. Any suggestions for places to eat, things to see (that I wouldn't necessarily get on a tour) both at SMU and around Dallas while I'm there? I will be there from April 15-17th and am just going to rent a car while I'm there. Thanks!


Take advice from a 3rd generation Dallasite who grew up five minutes away from SMU (not a parkie, but closer to Highland Park High School than my zoned DISD high school):

To be honest, there's really not all that much to see in Dallas, unless you like shopping malls--like North Park and the Galleria. There's Dealey plaza--where Kennedy got shot--and the Nasher sculpture garden. The best museums and cultural/historical stuff are in Fort Worth.

I'd say that SMU's campus is easily one of the top five most beautiful in the U.S.--especially this time of year when the flowers and trees are blooming. It's simply gorgeous (and the people are too).

In terms of eating, in general, eat at any Tex Mex place not named Taco Bell/Taco Cabana/Taco Bueno/Chipotle or any barbecue place. You really can't go wrong. Manny's is my personal favorite texmex joint, and it's not all that far from SMU--just a couple of exits down central expressway.

If it wasn't for the fact that I have offers at two top 14s, and don't really want to stay in Dallas (at least initially), I would go to SMU in a heartbeat.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:33 am

Paid the first deposit. :D

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bonnieblue » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:45 am

UTL_plz wrote:Paid the first deposit. :D


how do you do that? i need to get on it this week

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:51 am

bonnieblue wrote:
UTL_plz wrote:Paid the first deposit. :D


how do you do that? i need to get on it this week


Info in the packet. Go to --LinkRemoved--

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:09 am

bonnieblue wrote:
UTL_plz wrote:Paid the first deposit. :D


how do you do that? i need to get on it this week

So you're for sure attending?

BTW, I never received a "You were not selected for the Sumners" letter. I know I wasn't selected because I asked SMU and received an email back last week. So random though!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bonnieblue » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:21 am

gracias....yep i'm set on attending now, i cancelled my trip to atlanta for this weekend

even though emory sounds appealing, it would be foolish to choose over smu since i want to work in dallas

and i think i would love UGA the most, but i don't want to be stuck in georgia for 10+ years even though i do love it there


so......... PONY UP!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:22 am

utcris410 wrote:
bonnieblue wrote:
UTL_plz wrote:Paid the first deposit. :D


how do you do that? i need to get on it this week

So you're for sure attending?

BTW, I never received a "You were not selected for the Sumners" letter. I know I wasn't selected because I asked SMU and received an email back last week. So random though!



Still not a 100%. It's either SMU or UH for me. But at the moment SMU is the clear favorite so i went ahead and secured my seat, at least until July 1st.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:22 am

bonnieblue wrote:gracias....yep i'm set on attending now, i cancelled my trip to atlanta for this weekend

even though emory sounds appealing, it would be foolish to choose over smu since i want to work in dallas

and i think i would love UGA the most, but i don't want to be stuck in georgia for 10+ years even though i do love it there


so......... PONY UP!

I'll see you there - already paid both deposits.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:28 am

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby tinyone » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:33 am

How feasible do y'all think it would be to remain in the top third of the class @ SMU? Is it silly to rely on a scholly w/ those stipulations?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:28 pm

tinyone wrote:How feasible do y'all think it would be to remain in the top third of the class @ SMU? Is it silly to rely on a scholly w/ those stipulations?


I have been pondering the same thing. It's also about the same percentage that places in big law and clerkships. It would be a double whammy to lose the sholarship and be SOL to be able to pay back debt for taking on sticker price.

I wasn't super worried until ASD and everybody I met seemed to be bright. I guess it will come down to hard work and a substantial amount of good breaks.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bonnieblue » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:34 pm

wait, i though we just had to be in good standing?

or are yall talking about the HAtton or something like that?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:38 pm

bonnieblue wrote:wait, i though we just had to be in good standing?

or are yall talking about the HAtton or something like that?


I may have gotten my scholarships mixed up but I thoug the SMU scholly had top third stipulations. I'm at work otherwise I'd check. Anybody know for sure?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby mcflooter06 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:45 pm

bonnieblue wrote:wait, i though we just had to be in good standing?

or are yall talking about the HAtton or something like that?



Yeah, the regular scholarships stipulations only include "enrolling and remaining in good standing."

The Sumners scholarship is the only one that I know of that has a grade stipulation (top third), but the interviews are this week, so, of course, offers haven't been extended yet.

Edit: Its also possible that not ALL of the scholarships have stipulations, plenty of schools do that. My first offer just says "good standing."
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:46 pm

bonnieblue wrote:wait, i though we just had to be in good standing?

or are yall talking about the HAtton or something like that?


I had my roomate read the offer and unless he is illiterate (not entirely out of the question) the offer only stipulates "good standing". It may be different for HS and Hughes. I apologize for the confusion.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bonnieblue » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:52 pm

hahah no prob, i was about to freak out and re-plan my trip to emory

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bustang » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:53 pm

When are seat deposits due?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby rtx10 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:54 pm

Bustang wrote:When are seat deposits due?


April 1st for the first one.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:54 pm

In case anyone needs to know, the good standing requirement means that you must not fail any class.




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