University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Reviews

  • 252 Reviews
  • Minneapolis (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $33,325
84% of 252 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 252 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Nhan Trinh
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Pros: a lot of diversity and learning from the best institution. cons: too big campus"
Ami Tillemans
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"My graduate program has a high standard of excellence and is extremely competitive academically. All the faculty and staff are committed to providing high quality care and teaching to ensure students are ready to enter their field of nursing knowing what to do and ready to be leaders. Because it is competitive and is an accelerated program, this particular program moves at a fast steady pace and must push it's students through material faster than what most programs allow. However, the support of the faculty and staff adds to the success of the student cohort."
Thompson Thompson
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2013
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The graduate program is highly directed toward research. I am pleased with the faculty, class size, and overall area of the program."
Shauna Hennessy
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2013
  • Degree: Education
"The graduate program and the University of Minnesota offers a lot to its students. The professors are experts (many of the books we use are written by the professors themselves), the career services are abundant, and the general support gears us toward a future career in education. The aspect that captured my attention most was the co-teaching aspect of the degree -- we are paired up with a teacher for the whole year to co-teach instead of immediately being a student teacher. This method has a number of benefits, esp. for the students in the classroom. One negative aspect of this program, that is a campus-wide issue, is the lack of diversity. The majority of the student population is white middle-class; a more diverse population would offer a lot more to the campus environment."
shaun white
  • Reviewed: 5/5/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I think overall that the University of Minnesota is an excellent school, that challenged me academically. It also at the gave us abundant resources to help us complete our work. I am proud that it is home to very prestiges programs, that many people across the country have a desire to attend."
Brooke Dugdale
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The University of Minnesota offers its students a first-rate education and prepares them to be the kind of physician each of us would like to see, when one day we may be in need of a doctor. The classroom education provides students a solid foundation in the medical sciences while both the clinical training and diversity of clinical experiences expose the training-doctor to practice in a variety settings."
Paul Paddock
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Reputable program, I like the intimacy within the degree."
Rachel Harstad
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2013
  • Degree: Chemistry
"Great school, with great professors, research, and fellow grad students!"
Talisha Richardson
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"It s a great school especially if you are living in the Region and plan to stay in the region!"
Earl Heinrich
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2013
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"Program in Learning Technologies is new and very interesting. I'm combining my love of technology and my love of the past (BA was with majors in History and Ancient Mediterranean Studies with minors in Anthropology, Medieval Studies and Religious Studies)."
Jacqueline Caston
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2013
  • Degree: Psychology
"The faculty are very knowledgeable and helpful, and there are ample opportunities to conduct research. Parking is very limited and expensive and costs of living can be somewhat unreasonable with regards to the quality of apartments, landlords, etc. There are many interesting things to do nearby (Minneapolis), so you can be close to a nice city life. At the same time you can commute through metrotransit and live more quietly in St. Paul or the suburbs. Diverse populations are great also for surveying research participants and gaining clinical volunteer experiences."
Lauren Kratzer
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The physical therapy program (not an option in the drop down menu) is well organized. The professors are invested in making sure you are successful in school so that you will be successful in your career. They use a variety of teaching methods to challenge you in different ways so that you are more able to problem solve in the clinic setting."
Brittany Burton
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2013
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Although like most people, I wish I could afford school, this is a magnificent program and highly recommended."
Sara Martinez
  • Reviewed: 2/10/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"I think the educational quality of the program is very high, but funding is low. I also feel that faculty support (personal support, and academic) is good. Faculty really care about progress in the program, as well as student well-being."
Snehee Chaplot
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2013
  • Degree: Nutrition
"Pros 1. Historically Reputable 2. General Mills, Target & Land O'Lakes are headquartered in Minneapolis. Good Alumni 3. Helpful staff in the administrative offices 4. Helpful and Intelligent DGS and Head of Department 5. Good Outreach and Extension Programs 6. Food Chemistry is a very strong arena of the department. Cons 1. The Food Microbiology professors are not the best in the field. 2. Its a dying program in the university - not too much funding. 3. Not the best top notch research happening in the department. 4. Not too many advance level courses are available. 5. The recruitment from the department is low 6. The program doesn't have too many undergraduates and graduates."
Katherine Thorson
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2013
  • Degree: Teaching
"Pro- it's the best teacher preparation education in the midwest. Cons- it takes over your life"
Phuthego Molosiwa
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2013
  • Degree: History
"Graduate school promotes and nurtures critical inquiry skills in students. It is where knowledge is produced and consumed. It is also attracts people of diverse cultural, racial and national backgrounds thus inculcating tolerance and the ability to work in diverse environments and in teams. Unfortunately, with the economic downturn in recent years, academic jobs have become very scarce, making graduate school irrelevant to current economic conditions. It is painful to spend five to seven years doing a PhD after which your qualification becomes useless because you cannot get employment."
Tauseef Hemayet
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2013
  • Degree: Education
"Being in Minneapolis is one of the best opportunities and is just a blast. I feel like I'm getting a higher education at the U of Minnesota then those who don't attend a Big 10 school. Some worry about the size of the school and being just a number, personally that isn't an issue at all. It's all the effort that you give."
Amanda delaney
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"The education was not too difficult but what I learned was very valuable!"
Laura Wallace
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2013
  • Degree: Psychology
"Great place to learn and research. Beware of the winters."