Page 3 of 3

Re: SMU applications

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:27 pm
by AfricanMustang
ShorePony wrote:Our daughter also received her admission letter as a Distinguished Scholar. Very nice incentive that we weren't anticipating. Apparently, Cox admission decision comes in this week. Waiting on numerous other schools but always exciting when the first admission letter arrives.


How much tuition does the Distinguished Scholarship cover?

Re: SMU applications

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:01 pm
by ShorePony
$25,000 per year to a maximum of $100,000 over 4 years.

Re: SMU applications

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:21 pm
by tristatecoog
Went to direct admit to Cox this year vs. just 100 BBA Scholars and making the others transfer in after a sufficiently high GPA. Over the last 15-20 years, that qualifying GPA has risen from 2.7 to 3.5 (?) last year. A concern is the number of applicants that are going Cox or bust. How will that impact the yield and other majors that had strong students stick with their major instead of going to Cox?

Re: SMU applications

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:09 am
by SMU Pony Mom
tristatecoog wrote:Went to direct admit to Cox this year vs. just 100 BBA Scholars and making the others transfer in after a sufficiently high GPA. Over the last 15-20 years, that qualifying GPA has risen from 2.7 to 3.5 (?) last year. A concern is the number of applicants that are going Cox or bust. How will that impact the yield and other majors that had strong students stick with their major instead of going to Cox?

I assume they must be weighing against students who chose other school’s over SMU when they worried about not being guaranteed admission into Cox from the start?

Re: SMU applications

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:34 pm
by AfricanMustang
ShorePony wrote:$25,000 per year to a maximum of $100,000 over 4 years.


Nice. What was the SAT score if you do not mind me asking, trying to get a nephew to apply next year.

Re: SMU applications

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:02 pm
by tristatecoog
AfricanMustang, based on College Confidential posts:

2nd Century: $20K per year (borderline Cox direct admit) ~31 ACT
Dist Scholar: $25K per year (Cox direct) 32-34 ACT with 3.4-3.8 UW GPA
Provost: $30K per year (Cox $) 34-36 ACT with near 4.0 GPA....many get presidential scholar invites

My advice for your nephew. Choose a few top schools and show significant demonstrated interest in each. If parents are willing to go with the school's EFC (estimated financial contribution), apply early decision to the top school.

If nephew has Distinguished Scholar stats and above, there's potential for more money from Cox, Lyle and Meadows. There are also Dedman Scholars (20/yr?) that get great perks.

Re: SMU applications

PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:28 am
by ShorePony
AfricanMustang wrote:
ShorePony wrote:$25,000 per year to a maximum of $100,000 over 4 years.


Nice. What was the SAT score if you do not mind me asking, trying to get a nephew to apply next year.


ACT = 33. Acceptance to Cox came in last week. Also accepted to Tulane with similar scholarship. Hope this helps and good luck to your nephew.

Re: SMU applications

PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:52 am
by PonyLaw90
AfricanMustang wrote:
ShorePony wrote:$25,000 per year to a maximum of $100,000 over 4 years.


Nice. What was the SAT score if you do not mind me asking, trying to get a nephew to apply next year.


My kiddo had a 34 ACT. Not to be outdone by SMU, tcu just offered her the same 100k over 4 years.

Re: SMU applications

PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:10 pm
by gostangs
PonyLaw90 wrote:
AfricanMustang wrote:
ShorePony wrote:$25,000 per year to a maximum of $100,000 over 4 years.


Nice. What was the SAT score if you do not mind me asking, trying to get a nephew to apply next year.


My kiddo had a 34 ACT. Not to be outdone by SMU, tcu just offered her the same 100k over 4 years.


Well at least that part should be an easy decision.

Re: SMU applications

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:41 pm
by tristatecoog
A Frisco student has large $$ offers at SMU, TCU and Baylor. He's undecided because SMU has a reputation as a rich kid party school. Will he find "his people"? I told his dad that TCU is more of a party school and is considerably lower ranked (comp sci). There is a wide range of people at Lyle so they're going to admitted students day to check out the fit. People party at Rice too. :)

Re: SMU applications

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:04 am
by tristatecoog
From early Feb: A former colleague's son (Latino) who has a $25K per year to SMU plus $5-10K from Lyle. His dad (HBS grad from Mexico) said the son was concerned that he might not fit in at SMU because he's not into Greek and rather introverted. High stat guy and leader at an excellent north Dallas school. His other choices are TCU, A&M and Baylor so I told the dad that TCU is at least as Greek and not nearly as well regarded academically. Baylor isn't well regarded for computer science. A&M is big but a good value. It may be up to me to work this guy.

Update: Son visited SMU during Monday's admitted students event. "He really liked it. He is seriously leaning towards SMU. Great school, program, students and professors." Yeah!

Maybe it didn't hurt to be coming off a home win over #20 Houston on Saturday night. :) As of a couple weeks ago, seven kids from my daughter's school have committed to SMU. Nine to TCU. Hogs and OU with over 20 and UT #1 with 31.