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3 out of 5
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2007

The business school (Carlson School of Management) is well connected with Minnesota's big business, and the metropolitan area is a hug of coprporations in agriculture, manufacturing, and retail. The downside is the sheer size of the classes, so creating meaningful relations with faculty is a challenge for students.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Genetics, Other
Graduation Year: 2007

It's a very large campus, but it doesn't feel big after a couple of months. Class sizes are big in the entry level classes so you need to be self motivated to succeed. As you move towards a major there are smaller classes and there are lots of options

3 out of 5
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Degree: Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Graduation Year: 2010

This is a large institution, so you won't receive a lot of personal attention or guidance. The B.A. theatre program is uneven - more physical and experimental versus textual and classical. Physical and experimental training is essential, but textual and classical training rounds you out as a performer. Any of the design programs (sound, set, lighting) are the strong suit of the theatre department. If you prefer musical theatre, this is not the best place for you - not many musicals are produced and some of the instructors do not even consider it a true art form. Also, do not chose this university if you are more interested in film - there isn't a whole lot for you here in that regard. Finally, if you do choose this university to complete your B.A. in theatre, then use it as a networking experience. Almost all of the instructors in the department are highly involved in the local theatre community. Because the theatre community in the twin cities is so large and diverse, make sure to audition for productions outside of the university - you will have many more opportunities if you do.

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3 out of 5
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Degree: Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Graduation Year: 2010

This is a large institution, so you won't receive a lot of personal attention or guidance. The B.A. theatre program is uneven - more physical and experimental versus textual and classical. Physical and experimental training is essential, but textual and classical training rounds you out as a performer. Any of the design programs (sound, set, lighting) are the strong suit of the theatre department. If you prefer musical theatre, this is not the best place for you - not many musicals are produced and some of the instructors do not even consider it a true art form. Also, do not chose this university if you are more interested in film - there isn't a whole lot for you here in that regard. Finally, if you do choose this university to complete your B.A. in theatre, then use it as a networking experience. Almost all of the instructors in the department are highly involved in the local theatre community. Because the theatre community in the twin cities is so large and diverse, make sure to audition for productions outside of the university - you will have many more opportunities if you do.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Chemical Physics
Graduation Year: 2012

Graduate school is a different ball game than undergraduate. In undergraduate you are expected to take classes. In graduate school you are on your own and it is more risky. You take just a handful of classes and the real work is independent. Many advisors have different approaches and I was with an advisor who was hands off. Essential communication with you advisor is essential because sometimes they can be vague and you may work on a problem that has little interest if you do not communicate with your advisor.

2 out of 5
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014

Great campus and a few instructors are hidden gems. Most instructors were lazy or just not great at teaching and the education I received wasn't really a fair exchange for the cost.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2011

I loved my experience at the U of M. It's wonderful to live in a college community in the middle of a big city. It is possible to have small class sizes depending on your major - all of my classes were quite small once I was done with my liberal education requirements. There were so many options for classes and things to do. Gophers at night activities were fun as well on the weekends if you weren't the partying type - though there were plenty of options for partying too. It was just a great time overall academically and socially.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Biochemistry
Graduation Year: 2011

Great college where the opportunities are astounding. Minneapolis is a great city to live in. Was a bit far from home, but I do not regret going here for school.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2008

I had a good undergraduate experience. A number of great degree programs, wonderful research opportunities. Vibrant campus.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2006

Well rounded, solid, marketable, approachable program with well respected track record and room for flexibility

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