The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    Gopher spirit and a sense of community
  2. 2
    Career services/advising, internships, jobs, study abroad opportunities
  3. 3
    Helpful, intelligent, and considerate professors and TAs
  4. 4
    Diversity of people with different interests
  5. 5
    A wide variety of majors, classes, and extracurricular activities
  6. 6
    The location is a mix of urban and suburban lifestyles; plus, the nightlife in Dinkytown, Downtown, and Uptown is great.
  7. 7
    Campus Connectors (free buses connecting the three banks)
  8. 8
    Access to technology, good Wi-Fi
  9. 9
    Spring Jam and Homecoming festivities
  10. 10
    Out-of-state tuition is reasonable.

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
91% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
73% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
88% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
61% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
61% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
65% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
93% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Highly Satisfied Students
79% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
53% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 49/51 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    No pets allowed
  2. 2
    Dorm food lacks variety.
  3. 3
    Expensive to live in campus area
  4. 4
    Liberal education requirements
  5. 5
    Living in St. Paul dorms when not a design or food/agriculture major
  6. 6
    Minnesota winters
  7. 7
    Night/early-morning classes
  8. 8
    Campus is too big to easily make personal connections.
  9. 9
    Traffic, parking, and construction
  10. 10
    Increase in crime rate late at night
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