the outside the u of m is great. The main
campus is located right on the Mississippi river. There
are buildings on both the east and west bank of
the river. There is a large walking bridge that
connects the two banks. The buildings on the mall, the
older part of campus, are beautiful and very academic looking.
If you can survive the deep freeze and snow covered
landscape in the winter the campus is beautiful and looks
like a great place to go to school. If you
plan on being there in the summer bring your bike,
the campus is very bike friendly.
On the inside the
u of m isn't as nice.
The school has
a pretty good reputation, but as far as I can
see its completely undeserved.
If you plan on
taking any math classes be prepared for your TA to
not be able to speak much English.
you want to ask your professor a quick question after
class be prepared to wait in line for 15 minutes
and be late for your next class.
The u of
m is just one big bureaucracy.
The advisers are
completely useless. If you need help with figuring out
what classes to take or what major to choose you
would be better off asking the guy sleeping in a
cardboard box in the alley.
The professors are pretty hard
to talk to. Most of them have limited office
hours and making an appointment is extremely difficult because they
are a lot more concerned with doing research and writing
The students at the u of m aren't
worth getting excited about either. Most of the them
are very close-minded and think they are gods gift to
earth. They are also mostly hard core democrats. If
you didn't vote for Obama in the last election they
will probably think its because you're a racist and if
you aren't in favor of national health care you will
be accused of hating poor people.
If you want to
go to a school where the professors care about your
success, where you are asked for your name not your
id number, or where you might be able to meet
some interesting people, you need to pick a different school.
To be happy and successful at the u of m
you need to know exactly what you plan on majoring
in before you even apply, you need to be completely
self motivated and be able to learn without asking many
questions. You will also need a big winter coat
if you don't want to freeze to death.