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Reviews 2906 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It's ok, mostly older, smaller buildings. New developments coming in quickly however

4 College Senior

Athletics: football and hockey have the most attendance, spirit and support...besides that there isn't much

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: i think its fairly strict

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Good atmosphere but need more activities to do

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a variety of off campus diners to attend.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: I don't know match but from i have heard it lives up to the rating.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options for off-campus housing. You can find off-campus housing right off of campus or a couple blocks out. They are great places, however the price can be expensive. A lot of the apartments are newer up here so you have to pick and choose how much you're willing to spend. Either way, whether a newer of older complex, you still have more freedom and space. It's also more convenient for parking because a lot of places have underground parking that you can pay for monthly.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletes are all about showing their school pride and spirit. I made in on the Coed Cheer Team, a part of the Spirit Squad, where I can see the underneath work of school pride. We have a great time pumping up the crowd and involving the fans with the sport. A lot of students get involved even if they didn't make an intercollegiate teams. Some people easily make a club with a small fee and rent a room at a recreation center.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek houses are all along one side of the streets. The patios, or also known as "fratios", face a beautiful building on campus. It is especially pretty at night. The Greeks are always open to having non-Greeks in their home. Most will show around their place and give a little bit of information to help you out.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There are a lot of things to do while at college! To start there are always sporting events to watch or the recreation center to go to! There are parks that you can get to with the campus connectors. The Mall of America is just a metro ride away! There's also a ton of things to do in the community outside of school. Some friends and I went to a torchlight parade last month and had a blast! Just always remember to have a friend with for safety or use the security options the campus provides.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There is a large variety of classes offered, but sometimes the low attendance in few classes causes cancellation. The professors seem qualified, friendly, and helpful. The class sizes are decent, not too big, and not too small. So far, it's been a positive experience overall.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: This school seems to offer a lot of opportunities, giving a greater spectrum of possibility and discovery. The quality seems good.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It seems affordable, and the options are good. The open hours are long in many places, and there seems to be a diverse assortment of places to try.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life seems to boost the atmosphere on campus. Greek housing is relatively close to the campus, and Greek students are usually friendly to "non-Greek" students.

4 College Junior

Athletics: This school is very supportive of their teams, and it seems to be a major part of the school's spirit.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It can be less convenient, but the freedom is nice. Finding the right friends can make the deal even better. It can be hard finding a place, and the expenses can be a bit "iffy," but there are ways to get through it.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: The campus is compact, and holds a large diversity of building types, history in its grounds and structures, and large amounts of space to meet or hangout.

College Junior

Nightlife: I have not attended any parties to be applicable to this review.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There seem to be several times a semester that bad things seem to happen, but the measures that work against these crimes seems to prevent a feeling of anxiety.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It is usually really easy to talk to anyone, as long as someone starts up a conversation. If no one starts the conversation, it usually continues the silence. Everyone seems to be pretty chill, and get along with their own groups of friends. The relationships seem to be good. There is a mixture of public appearance, going from well-dressed, to college-lazy dressed.

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The cafeteria food seemed a little low quality for the amount paid in, but the diversity of food was great. The dining halls seemed to be always clean, and welcoming. The alternate options to use flex dollars seemed good.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: They have strong opinions and advice on these topics, and they bring awareness and advice to the students on these topics. They act as things come on the radar, but they don't give an air of monitoring constantly.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There are a plethora of people from different cultures, backgrounds, religions, beliefs, orientations, and challenges that go to this school. The school pushes for accepting all people, and the people attending and working on these campuses seem to reflect this choice.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The school spirit towards sports is very present. Many students attend sporting events and wear school attire while there.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I think the major that I am pursuing (Spanish and Portuguese Studies) is a fairly difficult one to do well in. The required courses are often writing-intensive and include a lot of reading. I also am unsure how the job opportunities are after I graduate. I keep my hopes high that I will find something interesting and enjoyable once I graduate in the spring.

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Vishakha Mathur
Hometown
New Delhi, India
Major
Communication Studies
Grad Year
2014
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Robert Frost articulated it perfectly when he said, “College is a refuge from hasty judgment.” The University of Minnesota is the epitome of an institution that stands to support the students make their own dreams come true and provide them with structural skills to enter the real world. The students love being a Gopher and show off their spirit because U of M is truly a community of its own. Sometimes, it can be difficult to find one's niche, but there are many opportunities and experiences to be had that will help students find their strengths and weaknesses. The academic opportunities at U of M are limitless. They will fit one's interest and pace. The resources offered at the U of M are phenomenal, but a student must reach out to them. It is the perfect blend of city and suburbs, with a touch of old country in some parts. Even though it is one of the largest universities, students always feel welcomed as if it's home. 

Students know whether U of M is a good fit for them within their first semester. But most students love being here and take advantage of the diverse variety of people, culture, and the environment of the University. Being in a big city, it is relatively easier for students to come out of college with a good structural foundation in their fields and be able to find a job to apply their newfound knowledge. The U truly appreciates the uniqueness of its students and provides them with tools to enrich their knowledge and get an edge in the competitive market. The students are equipped with great educational opportunities, learn new ways to socialize and build connections, and along the way make good memories with lifelong friends. U of M offers anything and everything a student expects from his or her college life and much more.

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