University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (56)
Sport management was a smaller program and I really liked it. The teachers were very available but at the same time because it is such a large university I was able to do my own thing and not feel like I had to have a certain kind of college experience.
An inspiring school to learn practical skills and critical thinking. Tons of opportunities to get involved in the community and work on policy issues first hand. A roster of exceptional teachers who are active in their field. Powerful alumni connections.
In retrospect, I would have preferred attending a smaller campus that provided more career guidance. I hardly ever heard from my adviser and found myself in a bind more than once when trying to schedule all of the necessary courses.
Incredibly valuable stepping stone to future opportunities, chance to gain exposure to so many formative experiences, academic, professional, and social
Good place to work, live, and go to school. Plenty of resources to help you out throughout college, and plenty of activities to get involved in. Professors are decent, and get a lot better when you get into your degree program. The mechanical engineering program is a solid program, and myself and most of my peers landed jobs while still in school or directly afterwards.
While at the Carlson School of Management, I was provided with many opportunities for growth. Not only was I able to take awe inspired classes from some of the best renowned faculty members throughout the world, At Carlson, I was able to work at a rewarding internship; fulfill my dream of becoming a teaching assistant; and able to get a first hand view of what it would be like to be a PhD candidate crunching numbers as a research assistant.
I was basically on my own. On a campus of 50,000 students you don't get a lot of one-on-one attention from advisers or professors, which can make staying on track a challenge. In retrospect, I would have preferred to attend a smaller campus with a better sense of community.
The U of M is a very reputable college. It offers diversity, opportunity, and a sound education.
Computer science program is top notch however the IT program is young and needs improvement. Would recommend this college for its campus and faculty are very good.
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.