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Reviews 452 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I learned a lot about myself, others, and education by joining a fraternity. Greek life is my major recommendation.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Most foreign kids group together. Nobody really has a problem with race , we just don't intermingle much. Most are Catholic but don't really practice. Good mix of conservative/liberal.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Have fun eating McDonalds, Little Caesars, or Taco Bell everyday.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Either join greek life or know people in greek life. It can be a lot of fun if you want it to be. Otherwise there isn't much to do other than study.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: You are extremely safe on campus. The moment you walk off campus you need to know what you are doing or you could get hurt.

3 College Freshman

Computers: It gets the job done. Wi Fi quality could improve a little.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: No real complaints. You can get away with a lot if you're smart. Hand out residence life bans like candy if you get caught however.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys-Many are here only for academics and go unnoticed. The athletes and fraternity members stand out and are very social. Cool people to hang around with. Average looks i guess.

Girls-Kind of the same thing. Overall not as attractive as MSU or Central...

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Nobody cares about the school sports. Even when the basketball team was good for 2 years, nobody cared. Nobody grows up as a Detroit Titans fan, so there isn't enthusiasm for athletics like you would see at Michigan State or Michigan. The gym is pretty nice and there are plenty of IM sports to join, but <1% of students play for them.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The locals won't really mess with you as long as you are respectful and don't act like you are superior to them. However, if you leave campus (especially at night) travel in larger groups to stay safe from people looking to rob you. Girls should not leave campus unless they are escorted by a guy for safety reasons. Most of the rules are common sense. Going downtown is always fun. There's tiger games, lions games, and red wings games. The actual downtown has some interesting buildings and plenty of museums to go to. The riverfront is very scenic.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Like everywhere in Michigan, Late-Spring, Summer, and Early Fall are great. The rest of the year is a free for all with anything like months of snow cover (this year) to pouring rain or anything else you can imagine. Last week the high temperature was 70 degrees and it still ended up snowing for instance. Gets very cold, like this January the wind chill was near -40 degrees.

1 College Freshman

Transportation: There is no public transportation.

3 College Freshman

Majors: The application is the same as for the other degrees. If you want to get into the accelerated dentistry or PA programs, you have to apply early and interview for a spot.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I struggled a lot the first semester because there is no way to prepare you for how rigorous the biology program is. This is coming from someone who was in AP and honors courses in high school. Most people aren't willing to put in the work to get this degree and do something else. However, if you go to class everyday and study 2-3 hours a day per class, you generally won't have an issue. Professors are very knowledgable and will help if you reach out to them.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Pretty heavy marijuana use, but that's how it is everywhere. Most students involved socially on campus drink. There's always older people who can buy for you.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I had a pretty poor experience living in the freshman dorm. Freshman don't really have a choice about living here, or they will struggle to make friends and be active in campus life as a commuter. There's no air conditioning so the summer and most of the fall is blazing hot. Once it gets cold out. They crank up the heat and you have to leave the windows open or it can get really, really hot. There aren't very many options for food there outside of the store which has very limited hours. The head of residence life is an absolute jackass too. He is universally hated by students and lives in the freshman dorm. He fails to stop the actual problems going on in the dorms, like drug use and vandalism, but will write you up or ban you for trivial offenses. The elevators are sketchy and the entrance would require a room key to get in some days or an ID cards other days and sometimes both. Very frustrating. Outside of this however, the upperclassmen dorms are pretty nice and get the job done. I still would recommend living on campus as a freshman because you meet a ton of people and have a great time for the most part.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There isn't really safe off campus housing outside of the fraternity houses. The neighborhoods around here are pretty bad and you would have a death wish living within 5 minutes of the school. Most people still live at home with their parents and commute. You have to drive 10 minutes north to Ferndale or Royal Oak in order to find safe housing.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Depends a lot on the professor. I would say that academics are on par with most other schools. The vast majority of people here are nursing or biology (pre-professional) students.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: They overprice the tuition and give out a ton of scholarships to make it look like you are getting a great deal. Nearly everyone I know got over 17,000 dollars in merit based aid. Willing to give out need based aid.

Like most of the administrative divisions here, they seem pretty disorganized and it took multiple visits to get the help I was looking for.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are 3 big fraternities that throw parties and that kind of thing. If you want a "normal" greek life experience, then go for the two older fraternities. Very tight groups of guys and seem to have the best time. The newer one is really more of a "resume-builder" type of organization. They rarely throw parties and there are cliques within their own organization.

There are 3 big sororities. I would highly recommend joining any of them.

There are also several racial fraternities/sororities. They haze the worst out of everyone, or so I hear.

Joining greek life is a pretty big deal here. Most of the students here are apathetic about social life or are commuters that go straight home after class. Greek life is the best way to "become someone" here. Once you get in it's great opportunity to meet people who are interested in having fun at school.

College Student

Nightlife: I am not currently in school.

College Student

Guys & Girls: I am not currently in school that was the last college I attended

3 College Student

Local Atmosphere: The people are mostly nice but it is not always the safest place at night.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't really have any details of any specific nationality. Sorry.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I like living on campus. The dorms are spacious, clean, and comfortable. The cost is about average, but the convenience is worth it. I got to choose my roommate. We share the appliances/electronics in our room. I got to know others living in my building as well as the other buildings. It's like a little family.


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