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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experiences with my courses and professors have been pretty solid. Only a couple classes/professors have bothered me, but this was mainly because I wasn't as prepared for the class as I thought I was. Most of my professors truly cared about their subject and also the students they were teaching it to. Most of my class sizes were quite large. Ranging anywhere from 25-600 students.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The possibilities once you graduate from the U of M are very promising. There is a strong alumni network nearby in the twin cities, and they are specifically looking for us graduates to fill positions in their companies. Internships in the twin cities are also quite abundant, which help students prepare for their future careers. The amount of recruitment on campus is quite high as well.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe walking around campus on my own, but I know many people who don't feel the same. Campus crime has been getting worse it seems like over the past few years. Theft is quite common in certain areas on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: While my room was not that impressive, every other part of living on campus was great. The amenities for living in a dorm weren't bad, and the dining hall was nearby. The social aspect of dorm life was probably the most important benefit. There were so many other kids that had the same interests as me who lived nearby.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek involvement on campus is relatively low compared to other big schools. I am in a fraternity and do see how the greek community brings everyone together when it needs to. There are several events that the greek community is involved in that make the university feel like a better place to be (in my opinion).

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Being a D1 school in the Big Ten conference makes for quite the atmosphere on game days. Many of our teams are very successful and our fans love to cheer on the Gophers. Our football, hockey, and basketball games are well-attended and the energy in the stadiums is undeniable.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The University of Minnesota has been an amazing experience so far. The diversity of students creates different student groups and activities all around campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Some of my professors are really great. They love what they teach and really make sure they are getting the point across. Others will be more invested in the research they do for the school. They don't seem to be very invested in the students success as a student. The variety of courses is great and cannot complain about it. Class size can be overwhelming, especially in general classes, when there is 300+ students in a room.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school offers plenty of job fairs, however the professors don't try to accommodate for you if it is going on during their class time. They often emphasize the importance of getting as many internships as possible. The employers they bring in are big companies that students would love to work for.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are lot's of ways to keep safe when walking around. During the night hours, there is an program that allows you to call and have someone walk you home. Both campus security officers and police officers walk around on campus. I have never felt unsafe walking around on campus. I feel like from all the updates I get from my email keep me well informed of possible scenarios. I find it best to avoid putting myself in that sort of spot.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms are average in every sense (spacious, aesthetics, cleanliness). They are close to classes which is great. The best option I found is to live off campus and close by. There are rooms to rent rather than renting your own house or apartment. When you rent a room, the rates tend to be all inclusive. It's also an interesting way to meet new people. If people are unwilling to pull their weight, then it can be a source of stress you don't want to deal with.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I personally have never been in a fraternity. I have never attended any of the parties either. Just from walking around on campus on weekend, and especially game days, the fraternity homes are filled with people. Often times the events seem to get out of hand. They accumulate mass amounts of trash on their lawns and the music is blasting out for all to hear. People walking by the homes often get yelled at, as many of the people in the home will laugh at it. To me it seems like the Greek life is an excuse to party often.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: My school has so many options and it's incredibly diverse in that sense. There are so many different programs that lead to all sorts of new careers that I have not yet been exposed too. If I were to do it over again I think I would have chosen a smaller school. Large classes are intimidating and it's harder to seek help. I also wish I would have chosen something that mixed aesthetics and science more. Engineering is a wonderful thing, but I have a strong background in creative placement and look. This seems to be put down in a lot of my engineering design classes, for they want tradition plans. This encourages me to go to graduate school.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The graduation rates are high and so is employment out of our school

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The sexual assault resources are great and many, and they have a lot of practices put into place for safety on campus. It makes the fact that it's urban more comfortable.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm not living on campus, but the dorms looked okay

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not planning on joining one, but have nothing against the programs

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Gopher sports has been enjoyable to watch even before I attended the school

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't had a chance to experience the classes yet, but everyone I've met so far has been really great. Paying for college will be daunting.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors on campus are really hit or miss. Rate My Professor has really helped when knowing how to please a professor with work. Some professors can really teach and some are just really knowledgeable in their field. It really depends on what subject they are in and how long they have been teaching for.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Even though it is my first year, I feel like I have a big chance of finding jobs and internships. There are a lot of job fairs and Fortune 500 Companies around campus that allows for a lot of opportunities. As a University with a small acceptance rate, I think my degree value is very high.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Having a hospital on campus is really helpful! They have a lot of services for students with doctors with a lot of knowledge. There are security and police to walk people home at night and are actively on campus. There are also a lot of services for safety on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I enjoyed living on campus as a freshman. It allowed me to meet a lot of new people as well as getting used to being on campus. I lived in Pioneer Hall, the oldest dorm on campus and it definitely showed. Our floor of 16 girls had one shower and one toilet and about 3 sinks. It was hard to get used to but worked for a first year student.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I love Greek Life on campus! I had the ability to do a Spring Rush and was accepted into a sorority. However, I didn't give it a five because of the cost. For a college student it can be expensive to pay dues, and other costs. But it is something that everyone should try even if they don't think its for them!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic facilities are kept clean and to the highest standard. Although not designed in the most efficient manner for patrons to move around and maintain order. However, the feeling and aesthetic of attending games is energizing that no matter the outcome you have a good time.

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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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