University of Minnesota Twin Cities Visit Report by flamacu3
Visit to University of Minnesota Twin Cities in June 2010 by flamacu3(Student, HS Class of 2010)
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Admissions Interview: No - but I got a hold of my admissions counselor over phone. He was helpful, not saccharine (then again, I was already admitted at the time), and answered all of my questions.
Information Session: Yes - I went to a few at the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) Reception and at Orientation.
Campus Tour: Yes - The guides are very knowledgable. Be prepared for a hike; it IS a huge campus.
Classroom Visit: Yes - There weren't any actual classes in session, but the facilities - even undergrad! - are amazing (such as the Foundations of Biology classrooms).
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Campus Visit Notes for University of Minnesota Twin Cities
I attended the CBS Reception back in March. I couldn't stay that long, unfortunately (I had to fly back home to Chicago that day), so it was a lot to take in at once. I'll admit, I was a little intimidated by the size of the campus and a few of the professors. Come decision time, I knew the least about The U out of all 7 schools I was admitted to, but I enrolled there in the end (cheap tuition and highly reputed Biology program). I'm glad I did. I saw campus again during Orientation. It was good returning a little more familiar where everything is, but I learned a lot more this time around - I saw more of the campus, learned more about the CBS (definitely and up-and-coming college!), met more peers, and got to know more faculty. In short, really make an effort to know the place your first time there. It's definitely worth it.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
If you're hailing from out of town/state (like me), I recommend getting a room at Frontier Hall. (My parents stayed at the Marriot.) It's cheap ($21/night!) and you get a taste of dorm life.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
There's a lot of nice little places in Dinkytown. The Asian cuisine in the Twin Cities is really good overall.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
There are a lot of bike paths and parking can be pricy, so bike, walk, or take the bus as much as possible. I highly recommend seeing the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Mall of America.