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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love going to a large university in a big city! There are so many people to meet and things to do. The university offer so many opportunities to study various topics.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love all of the opportunities available to me in the cities and the easily accessible public transportation. The large campus, while a little intimidating, is also good for getting exercise. I managed to lose 20 pounds my Freshman year instead of gaining 15! If I were to do it over again I would still chose the University of Minnesota. It's close to home so it's easy to go back when I need to. The Veterinary school I want to go to is also right on campus, so I have a lot of opportunity to meet the staff and see if that's what I want to do with my life.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My experience at my university so far is a positive one. I have enjoyed orientation and getting to know my school better.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My first year was good, but it could of went better. I love my school and all of the opportunities it provides. However, I did not get involved enough or make a huge effort to meet people. Since it is a larger school, you HAVE to put yourself out there in order to make friends. My school is unique because of the variety it offers. Its a two city campus; you have downtown Minneapolis and quiet St. Paul. There is many outdoor activities like, biking and rowing on the Mississippi River.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Staff is very helpful and I am excited to continue my education in graphic design.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The people I have met here have made my life great!

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school and all the opportunities it allows. This past year could have been better, but that's all my fault for not making it as good as it could be. I wasn't involved and didn't make a huge effort to meet new people. I think it was mainly due to being overwhelmed with figuring out a major and college life in general. Next year, I plan on going full force with college and making it a great experience at the U of MN!

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I think that I love the school here mostly because I grew up here and know the area/people well.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience has been mostly negative, however it is not all due to the university overall. I would have had a very different experience had I been living on a different floor, or in a different dorm, with a different roommate, or different classes. I think that there are definitely ways to have a positive experience at the U, but all of these factors combined influenced my negative experience.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is horrible. Honestly, I hate it. My advisor totally advised me of the wrong things and its impossible to switch. I've asked several times, and keep getting ignored. The dorms were a nightmare and don't even get me started about the campus connectors from saint paul to minneapolis, especially during the winters. Literally no food options while living in the Saint Paul dorm unless you want Mim's or coffee (the coffee was the only good part of my experience). The student center doesn't even sell tampons or gallon milk and there is no grocery story or gas station for blocks. It's ridiculous. Worst experience of my life.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I have not really been involved with the greek life, but I have heard of the many different chapters that we have on campus for all kinds of people. There are chapters exclusively for those in science majors as well as many others.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: A new rec- center was just built about 2 years ago and offers tons of activities for both athletes and non-athletes.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: I don't really participate, but I have heard of both good and bad parties around campus.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a variety of different places to fit everyones needs or taste buds. The prices are fairly reasonable and most are right on the edge of campus. Quite a few places also offer delivery to your dorms.

3 College Junior

Administration: The policies at the school aren't too strict, but some things are understandably not allowed such as drinking and drug use and depends on where you end up on campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: There is food on campus in buildings, food available in the dorm dining halls as well as plenty of restaurants and fast food places right around campus. They have panda express, subway, papa johns, erberts and gerberts in the some of the buildings on campus as well as quite a few places you can snag some coffee. Off campus or right on the edge of campus you can find places like chipotle, jimmy johns, mesa pizz, burger king, mcdonalds and bun mi.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid reward is fairly straight forward and requires you to fill out the fafsa online as well as a copy of your taxes as well as your parents if you are claimed as dependent.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants on Washington and Dinkytown. I am disappointed that I have not gotten to try more of them, but I still have many more years. Do not be afraid to try new restaurants.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Im working on getting the aid I need

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of off-campus choices but I hope there were more 9 month lease options with more reasonable prices.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Do not be worried about not being apart of greek life. There are many other house and apartment parties. The only way you won't find a party is if you do not socialize yourself you get the info or be on the list.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The only thing I don't like, is that even if you weren't drinking in the dorms and get caught, you're still written up.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I felt as if I did not receive enough financial aid and had to pay a few hundred dollars out of my own money.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Everyone always complains about Centennial dining hall, but honestly, it's not that bad. I've never had a day where I didn't like anything. I have eaten in every dining hall except Middlebrook, and they are pretty much all the same. They are just presented differently, so people would think it's better. 17th isn't that great, they have good and bad days, just like every dining hall.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Everyone has their own opinions about the dorms, but I honestly loved it. The social environment was great. Every night I was in someone's room or someone was in my room, but we still got our work done. Everyone says centennial shouldn't even be counted as "superblock" but I had just as much fun as anyone did in the others. The cost is high depending on the room type, but not too bad.

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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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