Location
Ann Arbor, MI
Undergrads
27,046
Tuition (in-state)
$40,392 ($12,994)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Freshman

Weather: Get comfortable walking boots and a warm coat!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of places to live but hunt early! Even freshmen know to find a place for the next year by end of October if their first year.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: If you make a stink, they will address it.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Michigan is expensive but I work on the scholarship hunt always.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: School days--grubs; weekends--wear your best maize and blue!

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Always a way to "motate!"

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They are what they are. Great for people with "loose associations" and distant family.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There are a myriad of options and I do intend to take one with architecture (dual degree program).

3 College Freshman

Majors: Honestly, going to add a degree program (dual degree) next winter. Applying for architecture as a dual degree.

2 College Freshman

Academics: 1 credit hour = 2 contact hours so with 10 dance credits, I am physically in class a minimum of 20 hours--that doesn't include rehearsals! Then, scheduling academic classes around the dance schedule sucks too. Dance is the wicked step-child at Michigan. Crappy space too.

4 College Freshman

Academics: We have the broadest range of degree options.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: I feel like we have the world at our fingertips here.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Hundreds of clubs and organizations, campus events every day of the week; it is a thriving atmosphere.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Something for everyone including hot cookies delivered to your dorm at 3 AM!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshmen are treated like freshmen, upperclassmen's dorms are better but I have an apartment for next year if that answers anything.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Even if one of over a hundred majors do not quite fit, there is also an individual concentrations option where one can basically create a new major (with acceptance by U of M). There are many pre-requisites, though, and many science majors are very heavy in credit requirements and reading. If you do not come in with credits, it may seem as though you are behind because so many people enter with credits.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: Being a Women's Studies major is going to help me to feel prepared to make a change in the world. Though there is much focus being lifted away from women's studies, there is still a huge number of ways in which equality amongst human beings has not been reached. With all of the great opportunities for research and furthered learning, the University of Michigan truly attempts to prepare their students to move onto what they want to do.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Much of the off-campus housing if either over-priced or extremely tiny. Much housing is cheapest when rented as a group as opposed to individual housing. Downtown Ypsilanti also offers options for housing, usually at cheaper prices. Many places are right by Eastern Michigan University, so they are part of another small college town, but are only a short bus ride away from U of M's campus.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There are many, many attractions in Ann Arbor. From the Big House to Necto night bar, there is much packed into this small New York City. Students are usually welcomed openly and are often the targeted audience of clothing and retail stores.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Though there is a law allowing the possession of marijuana to only be a ticketable fine in Ann Arbor, the campus is a different story. They instead turn you over to the county police, who do not take the matter so lightly. They also tend to hand out MIPs near the beginning of the year.
Classes often require attendance, through either checking in or clicking in with a device called an iClicker. Cheating is not tolerated.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They have much help online for finding scholarships, but a lot of scholarships you are automatically entered in once you fill out the university financial aid profile. Remembering this extra step is crucial.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The University of Michigan offers much when it comes to student life and schooling options, but often rigid guidelines and study criteria make it difficult for some students to enjoy these extra options. Beyond this, the education is spectacular, and there is a huge option for research, but the teachers do often seem a bit more sucked into their research rather than teaching.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Much aid to safety is given to the university's features that promote safety, such as emergency buttons and a police force.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is much to offer besides parties or studying. Ann Arbor has fantastic views, great movie theatres, interesting collections of art, historic museums, and billowing libraries filled with books.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Unique classes, organizations, and possibilities you cannot experience anywhere else. While still maintaining a well-rounded education, these things are integrated into students' lives quite easily.

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Burton Tower Burton Tower Burton Tower (aka the clocktower) is in the center, with Hill Auditorium on the left, and Rackham in the far right

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Linda Tell
Hometown
Syosset
Major
International Studies
Grad Year
2015
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Despite the occasional complaints about weather, students at the University of Michigan love their school. With its outstanding academics in conjunction with its remarkable athletics, Michigan offers a perfect college balance: a great education and a fun social atmosphere. It is not uncommon to find students sporting Michigan gear around campus, and if given a choice, most would choose the school over again. Students love that they can mold their school to best suit their individual needs and desires. Whether they are looking for academics, athletics, or social outlets, Michigan fits the bill: In addition to its highly-ranked academics, it has a highly respected athletic reputation, and Ann Arbor's atmosphere is one to be envied, consisting of restaurants, shops, bars, and much more. Michigan alumni are expansive in both numbers and location. Michigan's alumni network is one of the largest, with many individuals holding vital positions in their respective industries. Alumni love to return to Ann Arbor for visits and sporting events, often bringing their spouses and children. It has been said, "Once a Wolverine, always a Wolverine."

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