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I have been reading through a lot ofQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
I have been reading through a lot of these comments on here before I even come to the U of M, and now that I have been here for two years, I could understand where those comments come from but also think they are exaggeration. People will only write reviews if they either LOVE it so much or DETEST it.

For me personally, I feel like this school is not for me. The university is gigantic and I feel like I don't really belong anywhere, despite being in a smaller college. There are really too many students for the school to care about and we are (literally lol) numbers here. But that's good in some way because you will have to be independent and go seek for help when you need it, no one will hold your hands.

Academically, I'm in the Carlson school and I feel fairly challenged. The kids in there are unbelievably conceited, privileged and dare I say ignorant about anything other than business and networking, it's frustrating. I would say it is hard to find people who are actually interested in academic/learning and want to talk about it.

As an international student, making friends is hard for me and certainly not because of language barrier. The school is enormous and everyone has their own schedule and activities and you may go months without seeing someone again on campus because it is that big.

The weather is rough and 6 months of winter make me very depressed and anxious. The summer in MN is gorgeous though, I always wish we would have the entire winter off and study during the summer... Minneapolis & St. Paul, big cities but not too many things to do. The public transport is available but doesnt take you everywhere and the wait is torturous during the winter months. Safety could be better, I'm a little scared walking alone on campus late at night.

2nd Year Female -- Class 1921
Education Quality: A, Collaboration/Competitive: C
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PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. You will spend way to much and get nothing, at least that was my experience. The teachers in my program were rude, not willing to help or answer questions, and did not want the students to succeed. They were NOT teachers. If I knew what I know now I would have checked some books out from a public library and tried to learn the material myself because at least that way I could have saved over $8,000.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2016
Social Life: B, Education Quality: F
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The U of M is/was (i graduated aQuite BrightBiology
The U of M is/was (i graduated a few years back) an excellent value. It was cheap. There are numerous scholarship opportunities and the tuition is low to begin with (relative to out-of-state public and/or private institutions). The education is not so great, but you CAN get an amazing education. If you really push it, and make connections whereever you can, I am convinced that you can get an amazing education at the U of M. And, theoretically, you can do this on a shoestring tuition budget. Also, relatively speaking, the twin cities are cheap to live in. It seemed absurdly expensive at the time, but then you move to the coasts, and realize that it is actually absurdly cheap in the twin cities.There are many things I truly detest and find despicable, about the U of M, don't get me wrong. However, for what you pay, I think the education CAN BE (not necessarily "is") outstanding.
4th Year Male -- Class 2010
Education Quality: A, Collaboration/Competitive: D
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