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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live in off-campus housing and so far my roommates and I have pretty much no complaints.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of options and you can usually get just about anything you might be craving.

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4 College Junior

Administration: I think the administration has a good understanding of and connection to the student body.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I received a good scholarship from my department, but the "scholarships for which I may be eligible" on the UMN website weren't very applicable to me and I didn't really meet the requirements to enter.

2 people found this useful Report
College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't live in/have never lived in on campus housing.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Outside of the dining halls (excluding 17th residence hall's), the food is great nearby.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are always clean. Unfortunately, the food is absolutely awful.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's great if you know where to go but unfortunately the frats often have a list that you must be on to enter. Really the parties are at all dorms you just have to know people or get invited. Pretty standard, but if you walked by an open door, you'd be invited in.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Prior to attending the school each student is required to take online courses to prevent drinking and making bad decisions, and about sexual aware and what is consent and what is not. Boynton health services also has avery safe environment for those who have been damaged.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: How much better could they be? They built a new building in the early 90s, then they built a new one last year! Both facilities are very up to date and connected, so its like one huge recreational center. The only critique would be we are in need of more squat bars.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: A little spendy but the meal plans are great and you can email people if there is any problem what-so-ever with the room and there will be immediate assistance. Most are very close to classes and even if not, its a great walk with a view of the skyline.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The University of Minnesota- Twin Cities provides almost anything a student could need from endless restaurants open to the wee hours, to Minneapolis and St. Paul just a light rail stop away. And besides the big school, there are still small classes of twenty to forty people so it is not too overwhelming. A great school!

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: In the dorms, you get a citation/warning if you deserve it. If you are dumb and keep all of your bottles of smirnoff and captain morgan out for the world to see... then you will get in trouble. If you are like a normal person who tries to remotely lay low and not walk around the halls with beer cans in hand then you will be fine. The cops/security officers only want to make sure that everyone is safe. The crime on campus is more of their concern since muggings occur a lot at night on the weekends.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining hall food will make you sick after awhile just because it gets very repetitive. Its not always the most nutritious when you know that every day there will be burgers, pizza, ice cream, fries, etc. But having a salad bar available every day and always having vegetable and fruit options makes up for it. Its not totally awful unless you are used to 5 star meals everyday. Not always worth the $10 price per meal that it comes out to, unless you go back up for seconds/thirds because it is all you can eat after all.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Depending on what school you are in and what major you have, you can either get away with slacking or totally fall behind. If you are in any of the science, engineering, business, or medical schools you need to be on your A game or you will be at the bottom of the grade pool. Majors in CLA, CFANS, CDES, and CEHD have it fairly easy for the most part. But that being said, it is still important to go to class and take notes. Being so close to the metropolitan area there are more internship and job opportunities than you can imagine. If you are in Carlson, the Twin Cities Area big businesses are eating out of the palm of your hand and will do anything to snatch you up post-graduation.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are exactly what you'd expect dorms to be. Relatively small, but quaint. I wish i would have appreciated more that there was a janitorial staff who would clean the hallways, common rooms, bathrooms, etc. every day so that none of the residents had to. Now that i am in my own apartment i miss those things. The food is exactly what you'd expect it to be to, like cafeteria food. EXCEPT 17th avenue dining hall is seriously heaven sent. In comparison with the other dining halls you will be amazed. They make everything right in front of you, super fresh, the whole building is brand new and looks amazing. 1,000 times better than any of the other dining halls.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The problem with housing here is that there is a total monopoly over off-campus housing. Every new apartment high-rise is ultra luxurious and expensive so that you have to sell your left leg to live their practically. Granted, they are probably worth every penny because they come with free tanning, 24 hour gym use, free printing, free coffee bar, movie theater, game room, etc. And the apartments themselves come with wood flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, modern furniture, full xl beds, etc. They range from really close to campus buildings to not so close, but that depends on if you want to stay near the university buildings or if you want to move farther away for parties/social life.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There are dozens of libraries here if you ever feel like you need to get your study on. The Rec center was just redone a couple years ago and the place is like a fitness lovers dream. It easily cost many millions of dollars to construct and its definitely worth it since everyone uses it, but its never crowded though because its huge. There is some sort of concert, gathering, fair, party, etc. every night on campus. They are pretty easy to find too because everyone advertises and sidewalk chalk and puts posters everywhere.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Not only do you have one great city to explore, but you have two. St. Paul and Minneapolis have literally everything. There are dozens of other universities and colleges to interact with. Tons of clubs, bars, restaurants, malls, museums, parks, sports teams, schools, and everything between. It's pretty hard to be bored. The phrase "Minnesota Nice" is so true and you feel it the minute you arrive here. Its one of the contributing factors why i decided to enroll.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: There is seriously ever program and every major/minor imaginable. Not many schools can say that they have law schools, dentistry schools, nursing programs, med schools, vet program, business schools, etc. And those are just the professional programs. The U of M has hundreds of majors and minors to choose from that if you cant decide, you can just switch to another one. Its as simple as that. There is definitely a competitiveness to get admitted into you degree and to stay there, but once you do its great.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Im not in the Greek system, but most people who are not are sort of indifferent about them. They clearly host a great deal of parties and get-togethers for sporting events, etc. They all live on University Ave. mostly, and have their own houses. A few live in dedicated wings in 17th Avenue Residence Hall, but other than that they definitely have their own territory and region of campus. Some stereotypes associated with them, but nothing major.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You will seriously never see the same restaurant twice on campus, except for Starbucks maybe. There are so many variations from bars, casual, upscale, take-out, etc. And the cuisine ranges from Italian, American, Vietnamese, Chinese, Mexican, Greek, Moroccan, etc. There is so much variety here, thats all i can say. You'll never go hungry thats for sure.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived in off campus housing yet, but I have visited and am definitely considering it for next semester.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The whole system seems to be online, but then you will run into something that you have to go in and talk to someone for. Mostly because the system messed up somewhere.

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3 College Student

Party Scene: Not alot of parties and the one we doo have arnt that great

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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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