Location
Minneapolis, MN
Undergrads
29,125
Tuition (in-state)
$18,709 ($13,459)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I went for one BA and I am back for a second.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: You can find things to do if you are interested, but the sports teams don't seem like a big deal here.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Lots of different people come to this school. You are likely to find someone you are into.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing selection at the University of Minnesota-Twin cities is decent. There are many houses about 1-2 miles away from campus, but most of the houses are pretty bad. However, the price is much more reasonable than living on campus. Landlords are often a hassle, and safety is a major concern because there have been many incidents near off-campus houses involving university students being attacked.

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4 College Student

Academics: The academics at the University of Minnesota-Twin cities are very good. The courses are very rigorous, and most professors have advanced degrees in the field in which they teach, so they are very knowledgeable. The workload is tough, but manageable. The facilities are top-class, and job opportunities are good because of the urban location and many near businesses hire our students.

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3 College Student

Greek Life: Greek life is a fairly big part of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. There are many frat parties to go to, and many parties are exclusively only for people in fraternities or sororities, so many people want to join one just for that reason. Greek life adds to the social atmosphere by making campus more active at night, and adds to the party scene on campus. Other than that, Greek life is not very noticeable other than a few community service events.

3 College Student

Computers: I would say that the tech here is okay, you should definitely bring your own laptop for convenience more than anything, and a couple of my teachers have faced tech problems a lot in classrooms.

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College Student

Greek Life: I'm not very knowledgeable about Greek life because I haven't experienced it very much.

College Student

Majors: I've never participated in an internship, but I plan to participate once I have more time at the university.

4 College Student

Majors: I'm not currently in the right school for my major, but I enjoy the major that I'm in a lot, and I'm having a really great time here at the U of M.

4 College Student

Academics: I really enjoy my classes and there are plenty of great teachers and helpful resources for academics here.

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2 College Student

Scholarships: As of my experience, I got no aid from the school financially, and it's a struggle to afford being an out of state student.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: There has been in spike in criminal activity late at night, but there are free services for students to get by safely. Safety is not as much of an issue in the daytime.

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4 College Student

Transportation: I don't find transportation by bus to be very expensive, and there is free campus shuttles to get to most places on campus. I think it's great.

5 College Student

Local Atmosphere: I love all the options you have here in Minneapolis. There is plenty of transportation, and attractions, and locations to eat or play or see here. The city is beautiful and has so many different things to do. Also Minneapolis has the Mall of America which is one of my favorite places already.

5 College Student

Diversity: I would say that the University of Minnesota has one of the most diverse populations I've ever seen. It's a diverse multicultural city with very accepting people.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: I like living in the dorms, the living community I got put into was fantastic. I would like a little more room and to have more options for ways to cook food, but overall the experience is okay.

4 College Student

Weather: I actually really prefer the cold to the heat, so I think the weather is fantastic but there is definitely more winter here than any other season.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: I like all the places nearby to eat, and I'm happy with the fact that there are options to eat vegan and vegetarian nearby.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: Living on campus has been a nice experience, everything is nearby, and there are shuttle buses that pick us up right by the dorms everyday, although I normally just use it during the winter. The people that I live near are polite and respectful for the most part, and the community advisers aren't bad at all, some of them are very nice and helpful.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Ive never felt like I was being discriminated against and I have always felt that the campus is fairly open to all different types of students.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The cost of tuition is too high and it is impossible to get through school without massive debt unless you are well off and your parents can pay for school.

4 College Freshman

Weather: If you can handle extremes in weather and enjoy snow it is the place to be. Most people hate the winters.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Minneapolis has many great neighborhoods to visit with a different feel at each one.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lot's of good hole in the wall places to eat.

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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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