University of Minnesota 2013

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Gunz353
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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Gunz353 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:30 am

I'm gonna sneak in here (accepted to Bill Mitchell) and try to garner some info on MPS living...I'm from NYC and have been dependent on public transportation all my life...is the bus system decent? Does it run late? If I were to trek into downtown Minn. would I be stranded after the bars closed and forced to take a ridiculously expensive cab ride home to the Summit/Grand area?

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Neil
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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Neil » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:56 pm

Gunz353 wrote:I'm gonna sneak in here (accepted to Bill Mitchell) and try to garner some info on MPS living...I'm from NYC and have been dependent on public transportation all my life...is the bus system decent? Does it run late? If I were to trek into downtown Minn. would I be stranded after the bars closed and forced to take a ridiculously expensive cab ride home to the Summit/Grand area?


I can't really answer this with any authority, but I've generally heard good things about the bus system. I'm not sure whether the buses run all night, though-- you will certainly miss the NYC subway, but that's true pretty much anywhere you go...

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Slimpee » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:55 am

Gunz353 wrote:I'm gonna sneak in here (accepted to Bill Mitchell) and try to garner some info on MPS living...I'm from NYC and have been dependent on public transportation all my life...is the bus system decent? Does it run late? If I were to trek into downtown Minn. would I be stranded after the bars closed and forced to take a ridiculously expensive cab ride home to the Summit/Grand area?


The busses run on a fairly tight schedule and I know i've taken the bus home after the bar.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby xanderdellus » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:43 am

Bought my flight for the ASW. In Friday AM and staying until Sunday afternoon to try to get a feel for the town.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Jenno » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:51 pm

Same here. Flying in Thursday afternoon, staying until Monday morning. Going to take a look at the housing. I am curious of the Mall of America. I've heard all sorts of things about it, is it worth taking a look at?

Also For anyone staying at Holiday Inn, the cheapest fare would be the online non-refundable one you purchase online. I called the receptionist there and they told me that the "U of Minnesota" rate is actually more expensive than the online rate.
Ripping us law students off already...

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Slimpee » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:38 am

Jenno wrote:Same here. Flying in Thursday afternoon, staying until Monday morning. Going to take a look at the housing. I am curious of the Mall of America. I've heard all sorts of things about it, is it worth taking a look at?


The MOA is my least favorite place on Earth. Have you ever been to a mall before? Of course you have! OK, imagine that mall but x10 and w/ a crappy amusement park in the middle and you have the MOA...

I guess it's worth seeing once, though, and it's easy to get to from the Holiday Inn. Just walk or take a cab ride to the nearest lightrail station and go south.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby jayn3 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:23 am

Slimpee wrote:
Jenno wrote:Same here. Flying in Thursday afternoon, staying until Monday morning. Going to take a look at the housing. I am curious of the Mall of America. I've heard all sorts of things about it, is it worth taking a look at?


The MOA is my least favorite place on Earth. Have you ever been to a mall before? Of course you have! OK, imagine that mall but x10 and w/ a crappy amusement park in the middle and you have the MOA...

I guess it's worth seeing once, though, and it's easy to get to from the Holiday Inn. Just walk or take a cab ride to the nearest lightrail station and go south.


yeah, it's pretty much a big mall with a kiddie roller coaster in the middle. maybe worth seeing, but certainly not much of a reason to choose mpls over anywhere else.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby JOThompson » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:15 am

If you're on a budget (like me) during ASW, check out hostels: http://www.hostelworld.com/findabed.php ... ountry.USA

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MBZags
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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby MBZags » Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:30 pm

I've been accepted, but I haven't gotten my admissions packet yet. Is the first deposit due on April 15, and is it non-refundable?

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby JOThompson » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:02 am

MBZags wrote:I've been accepted, but I haven't gotten my admissions packet yet. Is the first deposit due on April 15, and is it non-refundable?

Congrats on the acceptance. The $750 nonrefundable seat deposit is due by April 19th. You can pay either online or via check.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby MBZags » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:31 am

Thank you! I feared that I wouldn't be able to visit before making a decision, but it looks like I can now.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby JOThompson » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:28 am

You're welcome. If you're out of state, you might be eligible for the travel reimbursement too :)

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby jayn3 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:30 pm

JOThompson wrote:You're welcome. If you're out of state, you might be eligible for the travel reimbursement too :)


really? where's the information on that?

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby uofmsbiggestfan » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:48 am

I received information about it in the admission's packet. It is for non-residents.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby timertimer61 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:01 pm

jayzon wrote:I've been "in-Review" since the first week of December. C'mon, Minnesota...

me too! what are your number, if yo dont mind me asking (pm if you want).

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Huskrfn127 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:05 pm

Registered for the March ASW just last night. Whoever's gonna be there, I'll see you then (also going on the housing tour).

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jayn3
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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby jayn3 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:07 pm

Huskrfn127 wrote:Registered for the March ASW just last night. Whoever's gonna be there, I'll see you then (also going on the housing tour).


yeah, see you then.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby faith2202 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:47 pm

I'm actually from NY too! Just wondering if anyone would have any idea how much a 1br within walking distance would cost? Also, would my little Nissan survive the winters there?

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Leache
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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Leache » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:34 pm

Got my packet in the mail today, looks like I'm Minnesota bound. Looking forward to seeing some of you in March!

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby faceman9000 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:45 pm

Congrats everyone.

@the poster with the Nissan. I see Nissans everywhere around here. Despite what outsiders may have heard, we do not have a martian climate (even though it feels like it sometimes). You can invest in a space rover if you want to be extra safe, but I think you'll be fine rocking the Nissan all over town. I drive a Saab with virtually bare lo-pro tires, which is stupid, but it is what I have and I am still alive.

Also, read up through the rest of the thread. We have discussed apartment options within walking distance and otherwise. You should also check the admitted students page for housing info...and finally, come to March ASW! They have a special housing tour that you may want to participate in (I believe spots are limited, so check it out soon).

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby brose002 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:57 am

Just registered for the march ASW. Hopefully I will see you all there.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Spazzy » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:30 pm

Just got in today and I'm wondering how much the max travel reimbursement is for. I'm coming from Toronto so it will be a fairly expensive trip.

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xanderdellus
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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby xanderdellus » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:39 pm

$300 paid in August.

HailtoPitt
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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby HailtoPitt » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:06 am

Just got in on Wednesday! When did people get their packet/does it contain a scholarship offer?

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:18 am

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