University of Minnesota
I chose this school because of the Community I saw when I toured. The affordability or ways I knew I could meet the cost, were also an important factor. I also strongly considered the distance from home.
I think that the courses at this university are challenging but could be so much more challenging if professors or the university really wanted to push students to learn as much as possible and continue to grow academically.
The exams at this university are much easier than I expected. I think that professors could demand much more from students but they take things easy on us and let things slide. I expect that if the university continued to grow, things will become harder.
We are charged for tuition, room and board and then miscellaneous other fees. The costs are affordable and the university is willing to work with students to help keep them studying and avoid any financial pressure to drop out.
I lived in an on-campus suite with two roommates for my first semester. The kitchen for our wing was right across the hall from us, so it was basically an apartment. It is the nicest dorm here by far. I am now a CA (dame things as an RA anywhere else) and have a suite with my own bathroom, which is awesome.
This university works incredibly hard to help students find their place in the world, no matter what that career is. It is hard, being in the middle of nowhere but it is a wonderfully supportive and committed community.
I don't have an internship. However, we are pushed to have internships throughout our undergraduate experience. I know many students here do have or have had internships and that they are an overwhelmingly positive experience.
This university celebrates everything. There are constantly celebrations for and of students and faculty, all over campus. We are practically plagued by emails invited us to celebrations on literally a weekly basis.
I participated in the scholarship competition for high school seniors here and received half tuition for all four years and a stipend study abroad or do research. I also talked my way into a $1000 scholarship just for freshman year.
Monthly Expense : $200 - $500