Location
Ann Arbor, MI
Undergrads
27,046
Tuition (in-state)
$40,392 ($12,994)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 2593 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Ann Arbor is like heaven to live in! It has charm, quirk, and lots of local fun. I always felt safe on campus as a young woman. The sports are fantastic, of course. There's shopping, restaurants, great bars, everything you could want in a college town!

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I loved my classes, professors, curriculum and thought the work load was heavy, but doable. I think of all the classes I took in the four years I was there, I disliked two professors/classes. That's pretty good, if you ask me!

Recent Alumnus

Parking: I did not drive while I attended this school so I don't know

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The classes were big, but the professors were excellent. Students were competitive, but friendly with each other. I especially enjoyed the Honors Thesis program.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I give this grade because although at the undergrad level the university maybe diverse, at the graduate level things get a little more homogeneous.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Ann Arbor is an alright town. It is generally safe. Downtown has some pretty nice places to eat. Briarwood Mall, while it can be exciting at first, it does get old pretty quickly. To shop, for the most part, you do have to take the bus.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Pretty good. There are plenty of computer labs to work on. They even have something called virtual sites where you can basically use a university computer on your own personal computer. This is especially helpful when you need to use a certain software that is not worth paying hundreds of dollars for.

1 College Freshman

Weather: This is very unpredictable. It could be very warm one day and incredibly awful the next day. Very hard to stand. There are never snow days here because a law student sued many years ago about tuition reasons that they decided to never do it again.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You can either find off campus housing where you don't need to worry about transportation issues for a pretty high price, or you might find cheaper ones where it is not convenient. The AATA bus system is not the best. You miss one bus, you wait another half hour at least. At night, you will most likely have to wait another hour.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Ann Arbor is one of the more vibrant college towns you will find. There are plenty of local restaurants and bars with varied atmospheres and food choices. There are also museums and art exhibits to add a little culture to your time on campus. Everything is also within relative walking distance, making it easy to get to everything.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The Sports Management major was full of good classes and professors. But the opportunities outside of class were not as plentiful as other majors. Overall it was a worthwhile experience and major but you need to actively seek out opportunities for networking.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The professors were all well-informed and helpful. The class load was varied and educational and the resources allowed all students to succeed as long as they were willing to work at it.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: "GO BLUE!" Definitely a phrase that will be embedded in one's memory (or eardrums, for that matter). Clearly, fan support and school spirit are never lacking in this university. Not to mention, we have the largest stadium in the United States, aptly called the "Big House." Need I say more?

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are computer sites in most dormitories, libraries and large academic buildings, which makes it accessible. In addition, there are both Macs and PCs available, which is great when you have a preference between the two. The operating systems are up to date (as far as I know), and there are enough printers, scanners and copiers. One would not need to bring his/her own printer (unless color printing is desired). However, having a laptop would be convenient for classwork, etc. Wireless access can be spotty in some areas, but it's reliable for the most part.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm lucky, and I live in MoJo in the Hill Neighborhood, so we have our own dining hall and it's really close to CC Little and Central Campus. From what my friends on North Campus have to say, it's not too terrible, but you do have to take the bus to get to Central, and if you're going to party on the weekends, you have to remember when the buses run until otherwise you're stuck on Central for the night.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm still undecided with my major, but I am pre-med so it will definitely be science-related. Right now, I'm in the midst of fulfilling all of my pre-reqs but so far, so good.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Depending on which courses you take, you can either get a really good professor, or a poor one. I've been fortunate enough to have pretty good professors thus far, and even though I've taken 18 credits both semesters I've been here, the workload have been manageable.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses are really frequent during the week and have many stops. The buses run pretty late on the weekend, but there's also SafeRide if you need to go somewhere after the buses stop running.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Engineering program specific gradee of an A.

extremely demanding. and pretty rough courseload.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are always a ton of people on sight..
not unless its past 2AM.
central campus, generally speaking.

Its more creepy on north campus at nights, i don't know why there aren't any crime alerts up there.
its always down on central!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Gets old REAL quick.
some bigger dining halls are most preferred.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: many many bars to hop around.
many many parties to drop in n have fun in.

but gosh, clubs are bad.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am very happy with the English department at UM. I've learned a lot about life through my classes here, not simply overanalyzing novels like so many of my high school classes. I'd really like to be a teacher of some kind in the future, perhaps at a parochial school; I don't think I'll have trouble finding the kind of job that I'm looking for.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There are plenty of commuter lots, some of which are right near campus. I'm not sure how much permits actually cost, because I still don't have a car on campus (you really don't need one unless you live a ways away from campus). The Ann Arbor buses are great for going grocery shopping, even if the trip takes longer than it would with a car, because they're free for UM students. Parking in the actual city is expensive and adds up quickly, though parking is free on Sundays.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Outside of greek life it is kind of hard to find good looking girls. The typical girl here is not hot, but you can find a diamond in the rough every once in a while. People are very smart and friendly here though.

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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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