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University of Minnesota

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Neighbourhood: University / Dinkytown
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Address: Between Mississippi and University aves. and 10th Ave. and Oak St. SE, Minneapolis, MN
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A comprehensive university offering undergraduate and graduate programs in...

A comprehensive university offering undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 70 majors and fields.

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A great campus

My son was considering this university so we went on a summer visit to check out the main campus. Was excited to see all the improvements that they were working, especially the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son was considering this university so we went on a summer visit to check out the main campus. Was excited to see all the improvements that they were working, especially the on campus housing. I was especially impressed with the light rail system they put in with stimulus dollars in 2010. My son did not get in as he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best schools in America. The Harvard of Minnesota. I went there. I learned things. Go there now.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed on campus at The Commons. We asked for a campus map, we received a regional map of the area and the downtown area. We spent three nights and were on foot the entire time. The campus features architecture through several centuries. There is green space, and the urban feel along the transit line is energetic. We enjoyed exploring.... More 

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Touring the school, very nice campus with lots of green technology. The tour guides did a very nice job showing us around.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This campus sometimes gets a negative perception because it is in the city, but it is decent. There are some really nice buildings and the athletic venues are really good - pretty new football stadium that has a nice college feel. Mariucci Arena is a nice place to catch a hockey game. Parking can be tough sometimes, so give yourself... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

University is located Minneapolis and St.Paul. Has an interesting looking art museum that looks like the face of Megatron from movie Transformers.

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Brookfield, WI
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Not a nice scenic campus at all - insane to try to park near or walk through. Restaurants nearby may be good but same issues with parking and then trying to find availability.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Spent the weekend with our son, lots of walking around campus, Dinky Town, Mall of America and the stadium

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Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I've been on campus in 3 season, but until this trip had not been here during Autumn. Colors were absolutely spectacular. Its a beautiful campus to begin with, along the river with lots of green space, mall area wide open, academic buildings make it feel like a campus which is good. But this trip, even more beautiful with the colors... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Museums are Closed on Sundays, so we swung by and got a tour! Austin was a great tour guide and showed us all around campus.

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