University can be a daunting environment to try to navigate your way through. Any higher education student has been through this process and therefore knows this all too well. There is a lot to be said about taking the time and utilising the energy to ensure that the university that you ultimately choose is the one that is right for you. It goes without saying that there is a lot of chaos that surrounds the process of applying and then accepting admissions into universities. It can be challenging, if not near impossible, to keep your head above water long enough to find the perfect fit for you.
Thankfully, for me this process is made all the more easier thanks to the fact that a lot of my family and friends have attended this university prior to myself having applied to go here. The University of Minnesota has proven itself to be everything that I expected and wanted from my university experience (which is a tall order to successfully achieve). And yet, this is the perfect place for me and the healthiest environment for me to be in as I navigate my way through my higher education journey. And it all comes down to the support I have been offered from the moment I applied to this school.
Finding the right environment for me
Like any other student, I wanted to make sure when going through the search to find the right university for me that I was doing so with the right intention and focusing on the right universities. It is one thing for the university to claim that they will do everything and more to ensure that you feel most comfortable, however actually living up to that claim is another thing altogether. Finding the right environment for me ultimately came down to two key points: what individuals I know who have gone here experienced and what the atmosphere of the campus felt like when I visited.
How my university stepped up time and again
My mental health has been a challenging point of reference for myself for many years. So, when I started to apply for universities around the country, one of the biggest emphasises that I had laid upon myself was finding a place that prioritises my mental health as well as I do. The University of Minnesota has time and again proven that it is willing to step up and give me the assistance that I need to flourish and thrive and enjoy a healthy quality of life and wellbeing as a student of this university. It is an ongoing process and it is one that the university has been there for me with every step of the way.
Why I will always speak highly of this place
Whether it is starting in the local sharing economy guide or going to see a campus psychologist about any issues that I am struggling with throughout the semester (or even during holidays in between) The University of Minnesota has been there for me through every step. For this reason, I will always speak highly of this place and I will always recommend it to individuals looking to find a university that is not only focused on academic excellence but also the health and wellbeing of its students (and also its educators).