University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Reviews
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The biology college at the University of Minnesota is really good if you are interested in the biological sciences. They have a really unique curriculum. They have great labs and research opportunities. It is definitely a challenging curriculum but you do learn a lot.
I loved attending the University of Minnesota. The location is amazing in that you have full access to the Twin Cities, but the school is actually just outside the "true" city. There are ample opportunities for involvements in a wide variety of clubs and organizations, as well as club/intramural sports, and religious groups. Easy to find your niche even in the large school. I had a lot of large lectures, so if that isn't your thing this may not be the school for you. Those classes also met in much smaller labs/discussion groups, which is helpful. Your class sizes do decrease in size as you get further toward your degree. The Kin major is great and the professors are high quality. Would definitely recommend!!!
The U of M is a has a highly respected psychology program which well prepared me for a research career in the field. In addition, ample networking opportunities exist for both students and alumni. There are countless research and internship opportunities for students, and with extra work, funds to support students in these activities.
It is a beautiful campus filled with faculty doing cutting edge research and endless opportunities for students. By being in a big cities, the university is able to connect students to many additional learning opportunities in the community. The University of Minnesota had everything I was looking for!
I thoroughly enjoyed the Sociology department at the U. The classes allow you to explore a variety of interests (international organizations, the environment, social movements, to name a few) and the faculty were great. The capstone course was an excellent way to apply what you've learned to topics that interest you in the 'real world'.
The University of Minnesota had quality academics and expanded my insight into the field of architecture. They did not well-prepare me for technical skills used in the architectural field but did offer conceptual design development and helped me develop creative problem solving skills that is highly valuable as a designer in Minneapolis. My one offer of advice to the program would be to further integrate technical coursework with studio courses so that students know how to respond more wholly to architectural problems.
The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a fantastic research-oriented school with essentially unlimited resources to assist in career building, networking, and getting real-world experience outside of the classroom. The campus is conveniently situated right next to downtown Minneapolis, however it still maintains a college campus feel. Speaking as a Kinesiology (science) major, I can say that the science classes were on the more difficult side when compared to other public universities. You will experience big lectures in your general education requirements and early science classes but as you grow into your major the classes have more of a high-school fell, as there are much less students per class. The biggest downside to the academics would be how research-based many of the professors were, as this could negatively affect their teaching style by making them less classroom/discussion based and more textbook based. However,the majority of the professors were very approachable, passionate, and genuinely wanted students to succeed, so that made the more difficult classes more manageable. Choose the University of Minnesota for a great academic experience in a very cool up and coming city, with plenty of high-quality Big Ten sporting events and plenty of advisors and resources to help you figure out your path.
The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities most unique quality, to me, was its urban setting. The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is one of few Big10 schools nested in an urban setting. Its setting allows its students with a plethora of opportunities to get connected with all types of businesses, non-profits, volunteer opportunities, extra curricular activities or hobbies, professionals, mentors, and role models.
The teachers are willing to help students achieve success in their academic careers. Most TAs I had were graduate students and knowledgeable in there fields of study. Therefore, both the instructors and TAs are very useful if you have questions about your coursework. The school environment is friendly and welcoming.
The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, was a great school to attend with knowledgeable instructors. Most of the classes were highly engaging and very rigorous. There was only one class that I was not impressed with; although that particular class had a visiting Professor from St. Catherine's.