Hello. After sending in my fee for Rutgers-Camden, I got a surprise last minute acceptance to UMN. They offered me a smaller scholarship, but after talking to the assistant dean, they matched my scholly from Rutgers. My fiancee and I are visiting next weekend, and it looks like we might very well end up at UMN. We're excited, as the Twin Cities offers more opportunities for her career and education than Jersey/Philly ever would.
We'll be there for only 1.5 days, and someone from the admissions office has been kind enough to come in on a Saturday to give us a tour. Any advice on what we should check out? For instance: housing areas?
Funny where fate takes us, I only applied as a flier after they extended their deadline. I know one shouldn't get worked up about rankings, but the idea of going to a 1st tier over Rutgers is really exiting. Not to mention, I've been to Minny before and really liked it.
I'm going to be at the Studios at Seven corners. They're absolutely tiny but are a block away from the law school. A lot of students live in uptown- it's about 4 miles away but is somewhat trendier and is cheaper than right next to school. I think you can get online and see the bus routes- that way you can look for a place on a bus line if you want somewhere a bit further from school. The stuff on the eastbank was a bit cheaper as well- but it's got a very frat/undergrad/party type feel to it. That may be worth it for being that close to school. I don't know if I will stay at the studios after my 1L- but being within easy walking distance is appealing for the first year.