University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Summary

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Basic Statistics

Minneapolis, MN
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Large city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
50 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Gopher spirit and a sense of community
  • Career services/advising, internships, jobs, study abroad opportunities
  • Helpful, intelligent, and considerate professors and TAs
  • Diversity of people with different interests

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • No pets allowed
  • Dorm food lacks variety.
  • Expensive to live in campus area
  • Liberal education requirements

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

UMN Student Reviews

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: From my experience thus far, off-campus dining is fantastic. Specifically, there are many options in Dinkytown and right off campus in many areas.

5 College Junior

Majors: There are so many majors and options here to choose from. They correlate highly with career goals after college, and I'm super excited to experience my options when I graduate.

5 College Junior

Majors: Getting into my program was smooth as hell. I transferred here, and the first day I was here was the day I was entered into the program and it only took a few hours (which included all my meetings, signing up for classes, etc.).

College Junior

Nightlife: I am completely unsure of the night life on campus. I do not partake as I like to sit at home and do homework.

4 College Junior

Academics: It may just be the classes for which I am enrolled, but the academics are not terribly challenging for me at the moment. The knowledge base of the professors, students, and other people on campus, however, is dumbfounding,


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