Ann Arbor, MI
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$40,392 ($12,994)
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Reviews 2593 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: High Expectations – I am a Freshman at the University of Michigan. It is a great school and has been a tough learning experience. I have great teachers but kid you not the school has a great reputation and it is not easy. I work very hard to achieve my grades and even then they are not where I want them to be. I also have access to tutors which are a great since of relief. The teachers are available to answer all your questions you might have. I am thankful I have had the opportunity to attend the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: You Never Have to Leave Campus – The campus is located so close to downtown that there is really no reason to ever leave. There is so much going on all the time. Anyone who is bored it is their own fault. There are so many school clubs, activities, social events, music programs there is never time to get bored. The school sets a high standard in its academic learning that if you are not seriour about learning you do not belong there.

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: easy to find a way anywhere. Buses, taxis, train and airplane. The cost is very affordable and easy to get.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: University of Michigan is all about diversity. There is a lot of diversity and it makes for a richer community.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am a pre-med major and I have not held an intern position yet. I am looking to shadow a doctor to get some experience of what it would be like to work in the medical field, and medical schools like to see this.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It's fairly difficult to obtain a non-LSA major. The business school and public policy schools are difficult to get into and highly competitive.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: A lot of cool places to visit. Ann Arbor is an awesome town.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are many different races here. While the majority of people are white; there are many African Americans, Indians, people from the Middle East, people of Asian decent, and Hispanics.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's tons of restaurants in Ann Arbor. You can pretty much find whatever kind of food you're looking for and in whatever price range. A lot of restaurants are within walking distance from campus too, so you don't need a car to find something good to eat.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus police are really nice and helpful, and the RA's will let some things slide; just don't bring alcohol back to your dorm because they WILL report you if you do. If you do keep alcohol in your dorm, just don't go around telling people.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: The blue buses are good, but not great. If you live on North Campus then you have to take the Blue Buses. They come often on the weekdays, but they do not come very often on the weekends. They have improved the blue buses since I was a freshman.

4 College Junior

Majors: It is interesting to be in the economics program at the University of Michigan. The point of the major is it should be something that you enjoy. I just recently started economics and I enjoy the program. I am going to pursue this major at the University of Michigan.

3 College Junior

Majors: I want to have an internship at the end of this year for sure beginning in the summer of 2013. This will allow me to explore what careers that I can achieve from the major that I am pursuing at U of M.

4 College Junior

Majors: If you do well in the economic prerequisite classes, then you will be fine for doing well in the major. It was pretty easy to get admitted to this particular major. I am going to declare my major at the end of this year.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There's a pretty wide range, definitely depends on what you're looking for though.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The labs get crowded during finals/midterm studying, but there are a ton of computer always available if you know where to look.

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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: The University of Michigan Police are always on campus and they are readily available to students, faculty, staff and anyone else who needs them. The campus is a very safe place and the campus police work very hard to keep it this way.

5 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The University of Michigan has a motto 'Expect Respect'. Everyone is expected to follow this value and this value is one that makes me enjoy being a student at the University of Michigan. When students disrespect one another it is taken very seriously I think by everyone involved.

5 College Senior

Computers: The Macs on campus work very well and we have a wonderful tech support team that is available throughout the day if any problems arise.

3 College Senior

Parking: I think the University of Michigan provides a lot of different parking options for students and they are very reasonably priced. It is sometimes difficult to find a parking spot; personally I think it just depends on the time of day.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Honestly, I'm unhappy here, but I am looking to transfer because I think the size is not good for me. Being on North Campus is a pain because a long commute wastes a lot of time. It is nice to have a group of people that you are familiar with, but then you find yourself alone in the Central Campus dining halls sometimes. Maybe that's just me! But there is a really prestigious education here and opportunities to get involved with professional clubs as well as things that seem fun. There is a lack of personal attention because of the size and people are really arrogant about going to a school that they somehow compare to Harvard. But some would say the lack of personal attention is a part of growing up. There is also a huge presence of Greek life, which is loud and bothersome if you don't want to be involved. If you do, you're in luck though! Michigan may be for you, but there it definitely takes a certain personality.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: If diversity is something you care about, Michigan would be a great place for you. There are people from every race religion and country.

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3 College Freshman

Facilities: There is always a ton to offer here, but it really takes effort to get into something as well as consistency, because the campus is so enormous and it's easy to be too lazy to go to a meeting or just get lost in the shuffle of things. The gym is old but does the job, libraries are nice and there are a lot of them (with a not so short walk or bus ride) and there is a lot of eco-craze going on as well.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: You get a lot of amazing professors who are really passionate about what they teach and know a lot. My main problem with the academics is with some of the GSIs.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There's kind of a lack of North Campus dining halls; Central Campus locations are satisfactory though. Food is usually satisfactory (though I'm sure no one would mind some changes here or there on the menus). They're pretty sanitary. Service is rahter stellar. Seating's not much of a problem, depending on place and time.
Meal plans force people to eat there too much and do quickly grow tired of dining halls though.


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Linda Tell
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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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