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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities

How this student rated the school
Research QualityF Research AvailabilityF
Research FundingF Graduate Politics-
Errand Runners- Degree Completion-
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]F Sufficient PayF
CompetitivenessA Education QualityF
Faculty AccessibilityD- Useful ResearchF
Extracurriculars- Success-UnderstandingF
Surrounding City- Social Life/EnvironmentB-
"Individual" treatmentF FriendlinessF
SafetyA Campus BeautyB
Campus MaintenanceB University Resource/spendingF
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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Research Quality
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He cares more about Useful Research than the average student.
Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Social Work (This Major's Salary over time)
The U of M School of Social Work is a terribly run, terribly managed program. It's run mainly by an old guard of tenured faculty and long-term administrators who have little to no involvement in actual social work, have few accomplishments to their name since the early 90s, and have no idea what the current field looks like. The students have more social work experience than the faculty, and everything I've learned, I've learned from talking to my fellow students. The curriculum is a disaster that's constantly being changed and revised, there's no communication between professors, and some of the professors who teach multiple classes simply copy and paste one syllabus for every single class. The faculty responds to complaints by advising you to join a committee, or telling you to "advocate" for yourself. The internship system is horribly mismanaged, the placements fill the slots with St. Thomas and St. Kate's students early because they know U of M students have been taught no concrete clinical skills or even basic modalities, and placements that are known to be abusive to interns remain on the list of available placements. If you get a good internship, that's where you'll get all your education, which means that the School of Social Work is less useful than a paid job in the field.

Come here to get your diploma, so you can get your licensure. Expect nothing more. This program only exists to suck up money from adult professionals, primarily to go to overhead (the faculty are public employees, so their wages are public information—tenured faculty makes over 100k to teach the same class they've been teaching since the eighties). This school is an embarrassment to the public university system, and I'm ashamed to tell professionals that I attend.

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