Ann Arbor, MI
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$40,392 ($12,994)
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Reviews 2954 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Student

Majors: All my classes are really interesting, and I certainly enjoy learning every week

5 College Student

Transportation: Honestly the buses run so often, and Umich students have access to city buses for free as well! They really do an excellent job with it.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: There's definitely a lot of pot, coke, booze, and pretty much anything else, but it's easy enough to avoid if you don't want to have any.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: Michigan calls itself "diverse," but it has had issues with racial inclusion since its formation. As a minority on campus I often feel like an outsider, but you have to fight for what you need/want.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is pretty convenient. unless of course you're catching a bursley-baits bus. But buses are normally consistent.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Michigan isn't strict at all, unless you're doing something illegal of course or if you're parked somewhere you shouldn't be, but if you're going to do something illegal at least be smart enough not to get caught

4 College Freshman

Academics: Nursing is hard. I believe that it's a "weeder" major. Sort of like survival of the fittest: only the strong survive. You will lose lots of sleep, you may even fail an exam, but don't fail a course or you will be placed on probation, and failing another course will get you kicked out of the nursing program.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: they have "blue lights" to press in case of an emergency, police response is also rather quick

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: There is always something to do. If you want to party, you can. If you want to just "chill," you can do that to. Also, not much pressure to party.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: Readily available with exceptional connections

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My residence hall is a bit dated.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The winter goes on FOREVER. That being said, the summer, fall, and spring are absolutely beautiful. Invest in a good parka and warm waterproof boots and you should be all right.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The police are very laid back but helpful. There is a small amount of campus crime as there would be in any city, but not enough that one would feel unsafe constantly. Overall, the biggest concerns are crimes off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are a big source of Wolverine pride. If you like sport culture, you will love Michigan. Even if sports aren't your thing, the parties and celebrations involved are still fun. However, if you really don't want anything to do with sports, there are many other things to do during game days.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Ann Arbor is an amazing city. It has a very hip and bohemian vibe, and there is never a lack of something to do. It is expensive to live in, but you really get a bang for your buck with the sense of community and all of the great things to do.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Many opportunities for internships and research jobs. Many also count for school credit or are paid.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The Psychology major is great. It's fairly popular so a there are a lot of fellow students competing for opportunities, but all of the professors are extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: You don't have to know much about Michigan to know that it's one of the best schools in the nation. People sometimes don't like the larger lectures, but there are many ways to work around them (check out the Residential College!). Professors are always experts and are established in their field rather than just teaching. You can rest assured that you are getting an excellent education.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The administration understands that we work hard and play hard. Police openly explain that they are mostly concerned with keeping students safe. That means that they may break up overcrowded house parties or stop someone who seems dangerously drunk, but they aren't looking to get students in trouble. As long as you are respectful and use good judgement you shouldn't have a problem.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: At such a big school, all things financial aid go through a bureaucratic system which is sometimes frustrating.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Wolverines know how to party. There are party scenes for every preference. Frat parties, large and small house parties, and bars never have a shortage of crowds. The club scene isn't great, but with all the great parties happening, you won't even notice.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity and acceptance in terms of sexual orientation and economic background, but recently there have been a lot of issues with racial and ethnic diversity. The school is primarily white, and while the vast majority of students are extremely accepting, there are several examples of racial intolerance or targeting by the administration. However, the overall environment of students is very open and welcoming to all people.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Rent in Ann Arbor is expensive. However, because of that, off-campus houses and apartments are in good condition and landlords are very accommodating. Additionally, there are several co-ops just off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Many, many computer labs. There is generally at least one in each dorm building, and lots of them in public buildings, and it is rare to have every single computer occupied. There is a good mix of Macs and PCs, and all are new. MWireless sometimes has glitches, but it's very fast when it is working. Each student is given somewhere around 400 prints a semester, so it's rare to have to pay for prints yourself.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Ann Arbor is THE place for food. Anything and everything you could ask for, at a great variety of prices. Fancy sit-down jazz clubs, tiny cheap pizza places, authentic ethnic food, anything. There are several solely vegetarian/vegan places within easy walk from central campus.


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Linda Tell
International Studies
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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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