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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA+ Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationA+
Individual ValueA+ 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, Helpful

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Date: Aug 31 2012
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
I am born and raised in the Chicago area, so I'm a pretty tough critic and hard to impress. This school has inspired me every day. Minnesotans simply understand life. Academics are outstanding, but wise Minnesotans know that quality of life doesn't just depend on how much you know. There are very intelligent people who are very unhappy and live unhealthy lives..(eg. "tortured geniuses." ) Minnesotans understand that the key to a healthy, productive life is phyical and positive social interaction and simply caring to make the world a better place. There's an aura of just pure goodness in Minneapolis. Bikers are everywhere, taking advantage of the peaceful greenery that sometimes it makes hard to believe you're in the middle of a major metropolitan area. They are a testament to the people here's general concern for their own health and everyone else's health. It's a very athletic place, but at the same time, it's so relaxed. If you want to see "every small thing makes a difference" in action, go here. A simple gesture holding the door open, a smile from a stranger, cars yielding to pedestrians, or just the people in the rec center caring enough to wipe down each piece of equipment they use - the people here do small kind things that add up - and you better bet it makes a difference: it's called Minnesota nice, and I assure you it's real. Of course, there are "nice" and "less friendly" people everywhere, but the average person here is genuinely a very warm, respectful person. The typical student here embodies the standard Scandinavian personality traits: polite, reserved, and softspoken, but once they get to know you, they're your true friends for life. They value community achievement over individual achievement, (again a very Scandinavian idea), and it makes for so much warmth in the environment. Minnesota is truly an oasis of community in an increasingly impersonal world. There's a reason why Minnesota is on the top of well-being rankings by major surveys.

The cold winters scare many people away from this university, like many of my friends back in Chicago. But the cold winters only make everyone cooperate even better. And there's even an extensive network of tunnels and skyways to help. Minneapolis may not be heaven, but it's the closest thing I've seen to it.

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