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

Diversity: Since Michigan is such a large school. there are many types of people on campus. Although the majority is white, heterosexual, middle class students , we have a very diverse and cultural student body. Political affiliation is split pretty evenly between Democrats and Republicans. The majority of religions on campus are Christian, Catholic, and Jewish. Regardless, Michigan students are very accepting of all students!

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: Michigan is very organized when dealing with their financial aid. They are more helpful for students who demonstrate financial nee rather than merit based. They set up emergency funds for students who encounter unexpected financial problems.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot of housing available near campus that is cheaper and nicer than the dorms.

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4 College Senior

Campus Dining: There are some great dishes served like chicken broccoli bake, and the choices on a daily basis are varied, but there could be more late night options.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is very limited on campus, though it is generally unnecessary, as most students live on campus or in apartments just across the street from a campus building (and near a campus bus stop!) There is parking available on campus, but you need to apply to be assured of having a spot, and the higher year you are the better your chances are of being guaranteed. There are multiple city parking structures located within a minutes walk of Central Campus, but these, of course, can be too expensive to use for months of parking. There is a running joke of, "If you bring a car to campus, bring a parking spot," which can be very accurate, but since there is a phenomenal campus bus system and the city bus system (which is also very good) is free for students, this tends to not be a problem.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of apartments around campus both on North and Central Campus, and they are all right off campus, so there is no worry about commute. If you really want to get the apartment you want you might need to start looking early (around the beginning of winter term for the next fall term). There are apartments available in most complexes even late in the term, but some do not have enough rooms to be available for a long time. Usually this is not an issue, but if you want to look into a bunch of different apartments and be picky about choosing one, it is a good idea to start early. Most apartments don't have parking or charge extra for it, which can be an issue if you need to go to the store to buy your own groceries, but the biggest issue is really the cost. There are a few cheap options, but housing in Ann Arbor can be very expensive. If you want to have an apartment nicer than the dorm rooms, then you can expect to pay about the same amount as you would for on-campus housing without the luxury of having a meal plan included.

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College Sophomore

Majors: Giving a grade here doesn't seem too appropriate here as I don't think its very clear as to what it means, but what I can say is, the application process for the university is not too difficult. It uses The Common Application, which can take a long time to complete but is also used to apply to multiple schools that accept/require commonapp (which there are many). There is one additional essay for the university, and yet one more for the college of engineering, so it is not, by far, the simplest or easiest application to complete. The essay topics additionally I found more difficult than most. The best tips I can give for gaining admission is try to show some individuality and put some thought into the essays. Avoid stating information that is already covered in the rest of the application, but use it to explain/make up for any part of the application that doesn't live up to reality (eg- if your GPA was lower because you challenged yourself with too many classes or because you didn't have your act together as a freshman but started working hard to catch up later on). The requirements for declaring a major are fairly easy to achieve however as long as you work hard enough to keep your grades above a C-.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A lot of students are into partying, especially those in sororities and frats. There's always a party of some sort happening.

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1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Michigan is very lacking in giving financial aid or scholarships. A lot of money goes to in-state students and it is tough on out-of-staters.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football and basketball are the main things on campus. They get all of the funding mostly. The athletic facilities could be a little bit nicer, they are just a bit dark and gloomy in my opinion.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking is expensive at U of M. BUT, I think this is totally fine given the public transportation options. Biking, walking, busing... all are much easier and more environmentally friendly than trying to find parking.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: U of M takes many initiatives to educate students about underage drinking on campus through events and surveys. Students seem to use alcohol responsibly because of U of M's high social and academic standards.

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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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