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Location
Detroit, MI
Undergrads
1,109
Tuition
$34,380
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Student

Weather: During the winter, it gets very cold and the weather becomes an issue. It isn't horrible though.

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College Senior

Weather: The winter season is a normal and regular campus experience.

4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is pretty good in Detroit we've only had one or two days were the weather was harsh or hindering at all

2 College Sophomore

Weather: Dreary Winters – Detroit has quite a bit of gray weather but the winters are absolutely horrible. The sun is a rare sight and it can get very depressing.

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2 College Junior

Weather: In Michigan the weather is always off and on, it can be sunny one day and snowing the next. It doesn't affect campus though, because our classes never get canceled.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 126th
    Coldest Winters
  • 335th
    Hottest Summers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Natasha Guimond
Hometown
Massena, NY
Major
Advertising Design
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The weather in Michigan is unpredictable for the most part. The winters can get really cold and will often be below freezing. If you're not used to this type of weather, don't worry—nobody can get used to it, except for those guys that are from the area and like to pretend they're not cold when they walk to class in shorts and a t-shirt when there is a blizzard outside.

Michigan tends to see a lot of thunderstorms and tornado warnings. Sometimes there's a lot of snow or ice and CCS will have a snow day, but don't count on it. They usually stay open no matter what. However, the Winter 2010 semester experienced a couple snow days. There seems to be more wind than some other areas, but it's still nothing compared to Chicago.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 59 °F
Spring - Low: 40 °F
Summer - High: 82 °F
Summer - Low: 63 °F
Fall - High: 62 °F
Fall - Low: 46 °F
Winter - High: 36 °F
Winter - Low: 22 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 2.88 in./month
Summer: 3.48 in./month
Fall: 2.96 in./month
Winter: 2.00 in./month
What to Pack
  • Boots
  • Fan or air conditioner (Sometimes it can get really hot in the fall and spring.)
  • Gloves
  • Personal heater (If you live on the Ford Campus, the dorms are older, and the heaters are less reliable.)
  • Scarf
  • Umbrella
  • Warm winter jacket
  • Waterproof portfolio (at least 18"x24")
  • Winter hat or earmuffs
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