The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    The beautiful campus/fast walks to class
  2. 2
    Good food in the cafeteria
  3. 3
    Friendly people/professors with a sense of humor
  4. 4
    Spring Fest
  5. 5
    Eclectic student body/dynamic people from all over the world
  6. 6
    Excellent academics and small classes
  7. 7
    Great financial aid
  8. 8
    The number of academic and social opportunities that come with being in a big city
  9. 9
    Study abroad opportunities
  10. 10
    Urban location surrounded by Minneapolis/Saint Paul

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
94% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 10 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
90% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Easy Financial Aid Process
60% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Big Dorms
50% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
71% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
78% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Easy to Get By on a Student's Budget
67% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was better than average.
Safe Campus
81% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Highly Satisfied Students
89% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
64% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Learn from the Best
95% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 64% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 9% of students transfer out.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Cramped and sweaty parties in small dorm rooms
  2. 2
    Minnesota's extreme weather-freezing cold or scorching hot walks to class
  3. 3
    Limited on-campus housing for upperclassmen
  4. 4
    Outdated athletic facilities
  5. 5
    Profs know when you haven't done your homework.
  6. 6
    Required cafeteria food/on-campus housing for two years
  7. 7
    It can become harder to afford as you progress through your education.
  8. 8
    It can get a little claustrophobic; we don't socialize too much with neighboring schools. If you need to avoid someone, it is almost impossible.
  9. 9
    It's easy to lose yourself in a bubble of privilege.
  10. 10
    The policies that are in place for bullying and professor harassment don't actually allow the deans or anyone else to do anything about these situations.

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $43,693, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
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