Hey All,Thanks for the awesome replies. I've sent in my seat deposit and am getting geared up for MN. I'll be basking in CA for the summer. Seattle to Cally and then back again all the way to St Paul.Congratulations to all of you who have gotten in somewhere. Blessings on your journey if you are still waiting. If you want it bad enough, you'll get there. You hit what you head for. I look forward to meeting all of you who will be in St Paul this August. Maybe I'll tell you of my harrowing middle of the night drive through the Siskiyous in a snowstorm towing a trailer.
I think I'll like it as well. Big city, solid music/arts/cultural scene. I've heard the people are nice. I'm concerned that one of my friends that went to Carleton, and another that had friends at Mcallister mentioned that "Minnesota Nice" leaves a lot to be desired. Will there really be that big a cultural difference between the West Coast and the upper Midwest?Between Purple Rain, and Fargo I really am not sure what to expect. Do you think a prototypical West Coaster (outdoorsy, skate/surf/snowboard, laidback, artsy-fartsy, organic foods type) thrive out in the Twin Cities?
Stroopwafel- Take that friend's opinion with a grain of salt. Carleton College is really in the middle of nowhere. Hamline is in the middle of the Twin Cities though...completely different. It would be like comparing Ithaca to NYC for a generalization of NY state