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Reviews 3734 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: they try their best to keep class sizes small, professors are extremely intelligent and the courses are rich in information

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A degree from here I would think has a lot of worth. There is an immense alumni network and the counselors and stuff work hard to help you out

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sometimes I get crime alert mail things in my e-mail but generally there are so many people around and they make it so easy to feel safe and if you need someone to walk with theres a service

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: lots of incoming students= limited housing. they make you meet people around you though

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is so much greek life, so many options and so many houses.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: the rec center is huge

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Tons of people, very diverse, expensive though

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Courses have been great. The TAs for some classes not very helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A degree from the UofM is very respected throughout the Midwest !

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: More lighted areas for walking at night!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Getting assigned a compatable roommate is a joke

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The people involved in Greek life are committed to making there house respectable.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I just finished my Freshmen year. Loved my leadership class!

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Our college as a job fair for employers from big corporations to hire students. Freshmen however don't have a chance of getting a job however. Sometimes, I wish our college made it easier to find internships related to you major. There are a lot of job opportunities around campus as well.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Courses are tough in general and I wish professors would adjust their methods of teaching to the student's needs. However, the professors are well versed in their subjects and there are additionally many courses to choose from.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus feels safe and secure generally. There is an escort service for you if you are alone late at night and police patrols as well.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Its great but expensive to live on campus. They have Living and Learning communities where you can meet similar individuals. The dorms have all the necessary amenities and you can get to class fairly easily if you know the shortcuts.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I heard good things about Greeks from my friends - I personally don't get involved with them. They don't hold much influence over the social atmosphere of our campus and they aren't mentioned much by people - I hardly know anything about them.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics is popular here as shown by the huge amount of support for our college football team and the turnouts at games. Everyone I know is into the university school teams for various sports and we have a lot of sporting rivalries with other colleges as well.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Even though I several problems with the way teaching of material is done, this is probably prevalent in other universities as well. Though there is nothing unique about my university, I wouldn't go to any other university due to the group of like-minded friends I made and I enjoy spending every moment with them.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are many things put into place to make students safe and comfortable on campus. We have our own police force specific to the University. We have something called Gopher Chauffer where you can be picked up at night if you feel uncomfortable walking. There is another system where someone will come walk with you so you don't have to be alone.

However, it is still a big Metropolitan area and people need to be careful. There have been muggings, shootings, and other dangerous things that have happened near campus. It is wise to not be alone at night and to carry personal safety things like pepper spray to make you feel more protected. That being said, the University has a great system in place where students are always notified about things that happen like muggings.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I would apply for campus housing as early as possible if you have your heart set on a certain dorm--even if you might end up attending a different university. As far as dorms go, 17th Ave is the best. It is the newest, has the nest amenities, and has the best dining hall. However, it tends to be full of athletes and people in the Greek community so it is up to you to determine if you are comfortable with that. There are also great parties there.

Territorial Hall is another great dorm because it is on the Super Block and extremely social, which is perfect for freshmen.

Bailey Hall is not as bad as many people may think. Yes, it is secluded in St. Paul but the campus connectors are very easy to figure out. St. Paul is also a beautiful, quiet campus that makes studying and relaxing very easy. It can be nice to have the option to party in Minneapolis and then have a place to escape all the chaos if necessary.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The students in the Greek community were my favorite people I met on campus. They do great things for the campus without being overwhelming. You'll be accepted in the community even if you aren't in a sorority or fraternity.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Even though our football team has been struggling, there is still AMAZING fan support. A majority of people are at every home game decked out in maroon and gold cheering on our team. Our wrestling team is consistently number one or two in the nation. Other sports don't receive quite as much excitement as football and wrestling, but they still have a lot of support from the fans. Basketball even has it's own tradition of fans dressing up like farm animals which is super fun.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has somthing for everyone. Located in a Metropolitan area, it's unlikely you will ever be bored because there is always an event you can attend. There are clubs and groups for anything you could possibly think of and if there isn't, it's extremely easy to start your own. It's easy to become involved and feel like you belong, even in a University with over 40,000 students. To me, that says a lot.


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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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