How big is the university actually?
One of the biggest university in the states, how big actually is it to study and live?
Regarding to the Top 10 Largest Universities in the States on the website http://www.411mas.com/blog/2007/10/06/top-10-universities-in-the-united-states/, the University of Minnesota, twin Cities campus ranks in fourth, by the number of enrollment of 50,402. So over 50,000 is a huge number. The campus is pretty huge too! I remember when i first come here, i was like WOW! I was kind of overwhelmed by the size of the campus. The only question came to my head at the very moment after i have been around the campus with the tour. The question was " How am i going to survive here?" Yeah i know that it sounds funny but i felt that way. Campus buses go between east and west bank of the campus and also to the St. Paul Campus. I needed to carry the campus map whenever i go to class. If i forget my map then i am lost. It was like that in the first month. Then i got used to the "enormous" university. After i got familiar with the campus area, it doesn't seem that big like i felt in the beginning. Actually it felt "small".
And the classes are pretty huge too. Not all of them but most of them are. In my first semester, I had microeconomics class with over 300 students. So basically, you would not see the same people every semester unless you arrange to take same class with your friends. I still feel i am in new college every semester.
Anyways, as you get closer to graduate and take more of your major courses, you would see many familiar faces in the class. That is what i noticed so far. So, going to a big school isn't really that crazy, trust me :)