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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationC+
Individual ValueB University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeA+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Arrogant

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She cares more about Excess Competition than the average student.
Date: Nov 18 2008
Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)
I love going to the U! I debated transferring out after my first semester, as the city was a big change from the small town I had grown up in, but once you get the hang of everything, it's really a great school.

It's big. Really really huge. Lectures are big at first - my chem lectures are always around 300 people. You get used to it, and the accompanying labs/discussions are always smaller. There are buses to circulate people around campus in the colder months, as well as city buses, so don't worry about getting around campus. And even in this huge campus, I see people I know from class or the dorms all the time walking around. That being said, unless you make an effort to get to know people, you probably won't make tons of friends in classes or elsewhere.

There is literally an endless amount of things to do in the Twin Cities if you look for it. or is a great place to keep up on stuff happening around the cities. Anyone who tells you there isn't anything to do here is LYING! Minneapolis is an amazing city, and it's one of the biggest perks about going to school here.

The bio program is amazing. It's mostly located on the St. Paul campus, which is way smaller than the main Minneapolis campus. I love it, as if feels like a smaller college in the middle of the big 10 school that I love. When I was in the college of liberal arts, my advisers were NO help…AT ALL. But after transferring into the bio program, my advisers have been so nice and helpful, and I really can't say enough. There are tons of research opportunities here, and the biology faculty are engaging and great teachers. (At least all the ones I have had.)

So, yeah. It's a great school. Be prepared to take care of yourself, as no one is going to do it for you, but if you can manage that, you'll do great.

questionHow did you transfer from CLA to Bio? was it hard? Did you do it right away?
responseI did - I wasn't able to transfer right away because the requirements for transfer were different then they are now.

Check out that website, it should answer most of your questions.

questionI mean, was it because you were admitted into the CLA and put on the waitlist for biology? Or just because you didnt like it in the CLA?
responseI didn't plan on going into biology until I got into my classes at college (end of freshman year maybe)…I had planned on doing music therapy through the music school, and applied for CLA as expected. Once I was in school, I decided to go into plant biology instead, and transferred colleges.
questionHow hard was it to transfer though? Like just fill out papers and have the right classes and a good gpa?
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