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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's sort of implied that you don't live in a dorm after your freshman year. There are many different apartments and houses in Dinkytown, Como, Marcy Holmes, and Stadium Village. There are a variety of layouts, the problem is the pricing. Because housing is essentially in down town Minneapolis, it is very expensive. To make things worse, new "luxury" apartments have popped up. These buildings provide granite countertops, free tanning beds, and many other things students do not need. Because most buildings are like this now, you have little choice but to pay upwards of $500/month for a shared room. But it's still cheaper than living in the dorms!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many amazing food places all within walking distance! There is so much variety of food and the prices aren't bad either!

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There's always something going on! The party scene itself is excellent. The only challenge is because the campus is so large and busses don't really run on the weekends, getting to the parties can be difficult if you don't live in Dinkytown.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Never had an issue here. Administration gets the job done without messing with student's personal lives too much. As long as you are reasonable, nobody cares about drinking in the dorms.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did receive a small scholarship, but was the only one of my friends so they're not common. My family was going through a difficult time after applying for financial aid, and the school did not care. Despite the fact that both my parents had lost their employment and we repeatedly talked to administrators, my aid did not change.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Except for the 17th Ave. Dining Hall, food is pretty bland. Meals are much more expensive than most schools are and the food is pretty simple and unhealthy. Every once in a while, there is some good stuff, you just can't be a picky eater. The dining hall staff is generally friendly and good at their jobs.

The restaurants available for FlexDine are all pretty awesome! There are many different places scattered across campus including Erbert's and Gerbert's, Panda Express, Starbucks, Einstein Bros, Chick-Fil-A, etc.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on Campus is very expensive and the dorms are generally mediocre. The social aspect is OK, depending on where you live.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls are horrible. They always have the same thing: burger, chicken patty, french fries, salad and hot dogs. They do have stations that change things mostly everyday, but they do not cook the food very well, or the option itself is just unappetizing. Flexdine is nice to use at Coffman Memorial Union, but it goes by really fast since everything is so expensive. If you want to eat something nice on campus, you have to be willing to pay out of pocket.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is okay, the dorms themselves are nice, but the food is horrible and some of the dorms do not have A/C or controllable heat. The social atmosphere is interesting because it seems that people know each other, but if you aren't in a small class or sorority/fraternity it is hard to make friends because classes are so large and so many people just don't want to get to class or continue on their homework. Attending the school actually costs a lot of money, and they make it difficult to do certain aspects of taxes because they don't send everyone a 1098-T, depending on if their grants and scholarships covered just tuition of the school or not.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I lived with my parents.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places to choose, and there are varieties of food to choose.

4 College Freshman

Administration: There always update or news about any criminal stuffs.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got two scholarships based on my academic.

College Freshman

Campus Food: I make or brought food near my house.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived with my parents.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The housing is there but it's very very expensive.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is ample and tasty, especially with a top 50 Chinese restuarant in the united states.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is generally easy to get along with and doesn't get in the way of day-to-day activities.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I haven't been to any parties so it makes no sense for me to review something I know nothing about.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process is very efficient. Only one application is necessary to apply for every scholarship and all of the scholarships and financial aid were paid in full before the college tuition was due. Except for the National Merit Scholarship. That came a few weeks later.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is sub-par, repetitive and unhealthy, with unnecessarily high sodium contents. The average dining hall meal costs upwards of 8$ which is as much as many buffets but with a massively inferior quality of food.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing is expensive and not necessarily worth the cost.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Thus far I've just lived on campus in the dorms, so I know very little about it.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are some really good pizza places, such as Mesa Pizza, Punch, or Pizza Studio.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Most strict in regards to honor code, as in regards to cheating and the like.

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