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Southern Methodist University

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Address: 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75275
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A private local coeducational university located in Dallas, Texas.

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SMU campus

This campus is one of the more attractive in the country. It is compact but walkable and consistent in the architectural style.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
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Fort Worth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This campus is one of the more attractive in the country. It is compact but walkable and consistent in the architectural style.

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

In the center of the University District of Dallas. Easy access, clean and pleasant grounds. Bush Library is a "must see" attraction.

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I recall my first trip to this campus in the late 60's. I was far to young to appreciate what I was seeing. I was there for a football game and they did not even actually play the game on campus. Well, fast forward to 2016 and the campus seen through the eyes of an adult--Wow! It is beautiful. The... More 

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Arlington, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

You have $50K a year to blow on an undergrad degree? This is the place! I actually went here for grad school and it wasn't so expensive, really. The campus is beautiful and keeps getting upgraded. It is a nice drive through - and it is in a great neighborhood. Higher education! Enjoy the campus!!

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

we had a friends son that goes here so we stopped in to say hello and he gave us the quick tour before the Bush library, what a beautiful campus.

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Beverly Hills, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The campus houses one of the finest Spanish art museums outside of Spain. This quiet campus is bustling with international students and is a cultural advantage to the city of Dallas

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Denton, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Very lovely campus to drive through. The President George W. Bush Presidential Library is a definite must! Historical (especially in regards to 911) and very fascinating!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We drove around this campus on our way to the presidential museum. The university has stunning buildings and grounds!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I am fortunate enough to have my son attending college at this wonderful University and get a special feeling each and every time I step onto its campus.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

It's a pretty campus, but every building, including new parking garages, has the same Georgian design. There is a very good museum on campus with a focus on Spanish art as well as the adjacent George Bush presidential center to make the visit worthwhile.

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