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

Academics: Biochemistry was an awesome major. I took interesting, challenging classes, and the UROP program allowed me to do undergrad research for credit, which helped me find a great mentor and more research opportunities to prepare me for grad school.

2 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Ann Arbor is gray. It has two more weeks of overcast weather than Minneapolis. It has one more than Madison. November is depressing and dark and gray. Also, one April there was a blizzard that interfered with finals week.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Michigan has earned a reputation for academic excellence. Classes are rigorous, standards are high, instructors are fair, and opportunities for challenging one's intellect abound.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Ann Arbor is an excellent college town, with great dining options and and extremely walkable campus.

5 College Freshman

Academics: they offer a huge variety of subjects and all the of the staff is very well equiped.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Im in the college of engineering it is highly regarded. they put on regular career fairs and have hundreds of internship oppertunities

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of restaurants, and you can generally find something of quality to suit what you're in the mood for, from Chinese, to Thai, to Pizza, to Ethiopian!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I had a positive experience in the dorms. I was lucky enough to end up with roommates that I liked, and chose to dorm in a place where I only shared my bathroom with a couple other girls. What I found was that the trade off with community bathrooms is that they tended to have a more social and connected experience, so both dorm experiences more or less evened out. I also had a larger dorm than some of my friends at other schools.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love being an acting major. Despite the various frustrations some experience on things like the politics of the program or its meshing with other SMTD departments, I would say it is overall a very solid program that provides a diverse variety of tools and opportunities. The other thing that sets it apart is the myriad of opportunities there are to get out and perform, in student organizations as well as main stage shows, which allow for practical experience!

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are a lot of parties, but they all tend to sort of be the same. If you like the frat party sort of feel (and don't mind that sometimes, you simply won't be able to get into the parties the aforementioned frats throw), then you'll be fine. If you want something a little more diverse, however, it's a bit hard to find. Also, the scene most likely turns from fratty parties to bars towards the end of your college experience.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I think the dining halls are great over all. My pickier friends complained sometimes about lack of quality or variety, but overall, I found I could always find something delicious to eat. I also appreciated that there were always certain staples, like a salad bar for if I wanted to eat healthfully, or pizza/pasta/soft serve frozen yogurt for when I wanted comfort food.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I am currently in LSA at the University of Michigan and the process of getting into this program was fairly general. I did have multiple difficult essays to write but it was similar to other college applications just a little more writing. The most important criteria is being a well rounded person, they look at you as a whole not just your GPA. Some tips I would offer would be to make sure you have others review your essays and ask their opinion before submitting the application. It is a large part of the admission process.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship yet but in the future I do plan on having one. I think it would be a great way to decide if medical school is the right choice for me, I do have concerns that my grades are not up to par to get an intership though.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I am currently undecided in my choice of major but the core classes that I have been taking are definitely a challenge but it is preparing me for the future. I do enjoy this challenge, I am never bored or thinking that this is an easy A for me. I love the challenge and the workload of my curriculum.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: I'm from Michigan so I'm used to the weather and love it. For those not familiar with Michigan, though, the weather may be hard. Right now it's the end of January and 10 degrees outside. Two weeks ago it was 55. This is how Michigan works, so if you don't like it, then beware.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: There is no parking. And where there is, you have to pay for it. Parking contracts are super expensive and sometimes options are far from class. Also, Ann Arbor loves to give parking tickets.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The busing system in and around Ann Arbor is really good, except for the weekends when bus routes are severely reduced. It makes it hard for work because I close on Sundays.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Great opportunities to experience culture, history, and art through different media. Diverse student population and an endless number of student organizations. Beautiful architecture and campus landscapes. North Campus could use more attention.

4 College Junior

Weather: Fall and spring are lovely. Summers are amazing, but winters are tough.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Pros- character, walkability, neighborhoods, many unit types, access to transit options, safe and well lit streets, close to campus/restaurants/ retail/parks
Cons- very competitive, must sign lease early, expensive, small units, parking varies, maintenance/age of housing stock, apartments are old, new student housing is not quality construction but high rent

1 College Junior

Weather: Very hot in the summer, very cold in the winter--a place of extremes

2 College Junior

Parking: Sometimes hard to find a spot, and it's expensive. However, it's free past 6 every day and on sundays.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Local restaurants are located everywhere that boast a wide variety of price ranges. Streets closer to campus are for the cheaper, on the go meals and Main Street has a great selection up upscale food.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm sophomore computer engineering, I would say the course is very challenging and lot of works but the course is very interesting. Especially my engr 100 class, toy and microprocessor, many teams get to build really amazing toys.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus have all kind events, activities and club all over the campus. You won't get bored for the whole semester if you attend them. The campus provided plenty of room for them although most of them is on central.

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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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