All I know is Duluth is a beautiful area and seems like it'd be a decent school to go to. I absolutely hated the U of M and transferred out after two years to go to MSU Mankato. Mankato was ten times a better school and a much better college community.
Way to discourage him Jarick. Lol
I graduated from the U of M and loved it. Dinkytown has it all. You will love the U and best of luck.