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University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

(4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Website: www.umn.edu Events: www.umn.edu/events

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  • I went here for my undergrad and grad degrees. I love this place and received a terrific education here.  more »
  • Enjoyed the environment of a melting pot of cultures in the heart of the Twin Cities. There is such a variety of experiences. From sports, to music to arts.  more »
  • We walked around University of Minnesota most of the day, just taking it all in and learning about their graduate programs. Most everyone was friendly and helpful! We found out a lot of information an...  more »
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  • The UMN Twin Cities is one of the best universities in the world. The main campus is located just a couple of miles away from downtown Minneapolis and it is so beautiful. It is also considered a “Public Ivy.” If you are hungry for knowledge and motivated you will get all the resources you need to grow at this wonderful university. Several of its academic programs are ranked highly in the US. The university has light rail service which in fact is modern and sophisticated. As a result, commute to campus is convenient from both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul.
  • Amazing students and buildings. Good professors (except when they decide not to show up and just let a grad student teach 95% of the time, which makes learning VERY difficult if English isn't their first language). Very nice use of green/open space. Parking can be a problem, so better to use mass transit.
  • The U requires a lot of self-drive. If you came here to be spoon fed this is not the institution for you. I am in a smaller program that branches off the a larger department. Being in a smaller program is beneficial because in your soph, jun, and senior year you start to see the same people and it feels more connected and integrated. You also start to have the same professors as well. Yet, you still get the anonymity of a very large school and campus, which I personally love. I am a non-traditional transfer student and really enjoy the campus and its diversity. I'd recommend the U to anyone, I love it so much. Also the commuting is great! The light rail and bus lines are super convenient, I personally travel from a outlying suburb. The U has convenient buses that connect the campuses, but honestly when it's nice out I enjoy walking across campus. Cons: Some teaching staff is questionable in their methods of instruction. Since it's a huge research campus some professors seem to care more about their research than teaching undergrads. With that being said, if you have good self-drive and challenge or ask questions in class this shouldn't be too detrimental. Many professors teach on a curve anyways.
  • standard american education. no BS. nothing special that you can't get at other schools though either.
  • This school is amazing. Great teachers, beautiful campus, gorgeous buildings. And it has a great vibe in general, makes me happy to just be there.