EMZE wrote:I don't think any part of my application included the word Minnesota in it.. don't worry about that too much.
Anyone else totally get bummed out about UMN though after that dan pi guy gave his input? I was pretty pumped about the school until I paged through his thoughts.
Visit the school for yourself and speak to students first. If you're really worried about the building, don't just rely on the tour.
As someone who spent 3 years of undergrad in the building next door, I can tell you it's not that bad. It's not great, but I don't think it should be a huge deal. It is a public school after all.
Anyways, looking forward to meeting lots of you at asw!
Does anyone else completely not give a shit about how a building looks? I say this as no offense to anyone, I just see this being discussed way too much on TLS in general
My list of what matters to me:
1. Job prospects
2. If I would want to live in the area after graduation / if not what national reach does it have?
3. Price of school
4. Cost of living
5. How the students at the school are
6. Social life there
7. Things around the surrounding area
597. How the building looks
I mean it'd be nice to go to a cool looking building I guess, but I had this thought while in my UG class. I've taken classes in complete HELL HOLES, and classes in REALLY NICE BUILDINGS... didn't really effect my mood either way lol