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Re: SMU applications

Postby AfricanMustang » Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:27 pm

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?
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Re: SMU applications

Postby ShorePony » Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:01 pm

$25,000 per year to a maximum of $100,000 over 4 years.
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Re: SMU applications

Postby tristatecoog » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:21 pm

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?
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Re: SMU applications

Postby SMU Pony Mom » Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:09 am

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?
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Re: SMU applications

Postby AfricanMustang » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:34 pm

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.
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Re: SMU applications

Postby tristatecoog » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:02 pm

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.
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Re: SMU applications

Postby ShorePony » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:28 am

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.
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Re: SMU applications

Postby PonyLaw90 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:52 am

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.
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Re: SMU applications

Postby gostangs » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:10 pm

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.
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Re: SMU applications

Postby tristatecoog » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:41 pm

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. :)
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