Minneapolis, MN
Tuition (in-state)
$18,709 ($13,459)
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Reviews 2686 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: It's expensive, but you don't need a car to get around campus.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Haven't really explored it. You need a bus pass to get off campus, and that's expensive if you don't plan on using it a lot.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not Greek, so I don't know much. There's a little variety in the options, and a lot of them are pretty active.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Overpriced. Not very social unless you go out of your way to meet people. Try to live in U apartments or a LLC.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: WINTER SUCKS AND IT LASTS FOREVER. But everyone looks super cute in their puffy little jackets.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Decent spirit, but the teams aren't that great.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transit is really good. You don't need a car, but you wouldn't regret having it either. I just walk/take the student buses everywhere - it's free.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Printing is cheap, though there's not very many places to print on campus. Wifi is okay but a bit spotty. Lots of computers, but in busy times they get taken quickly, so you probably should have your own/a tablet.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Scholarships aren't easy to get. For a big school, they're very tight-fisted with their cash.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: You can always find a party, and there's a lot of bars/clubs in the city and close to campus.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Really good options, a lot of diverse classes. You're required to take a lot of (too many) themed classes outside your major.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: Big school like U of M is bound to have tons of scholarships.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the diversity and being able to freely decide where to do your next thing.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone looks so young and they try hard to make an impression. They need to be more comfortable with themselves now.

3 College Senior

Majors: I wish it could add more diversity in methods of teaching.

College Senior

Majors: Internships get your foot in the door. A city like Mpls has tons; you just need to find them

2 College Senior

Parking: Parking rules don't make sense; you're liable to be tagged whenever

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received an abundant amount of financial aid and everything went very smoothly.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Lots of snow in the winter which I personally like and the spring and fall are beautiful.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There are lots of Mechanical Engineering majors so I sometimes feel like a number but the opportunities are endless.

College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had an internship.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I believe that strictness is about at the right level, the parking policies are way to strict though.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am not personally familiar with off-campus housing but it seems to be convenient and readily available.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I live close to dinkytown so absolutely anything I could want to eat is available, my only complaint is the cost.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I am a mechanical engineering major and I feel there are unlimited opportunities provided and access to a great education.


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Vishakha Mathur
New Delhi, India
Communication Studies
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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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