Ann Arbor, MI
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$40,392 ($12,994)
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4 College Freshman

Majors: Many choices to choose a major and you can even design your own.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Ann Arbor lacks in parking spots. Bring one with you.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Central campus has many "blue lights" but elsewhere they are lacking. Campus feels very safe but off campus one may need to be smarter about their surroundings.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Ann Arbor has lots of off campus housing but your GPA tends to be higher if you live on campus. Also traffic and parking are issues.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Need permit to park anywhere. Permits reserved for graduate students and upperclassmen.

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: It needs to be more strict. Currently people get away with MIPs all the time and I personally think that they should be busted.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Michigan. In the summer it's hot and in the winter it's cold. Once in a while the weather is bad but it's never THAT bad.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm planning on going premed with a major in biology and it's very competitive here. There are a ton of students going premed.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The University of Michigan definitely lives up to the hype as far as academics go. Even as a first-year student, many of my professors have been world-leaders in their field of study and are incredible to learn from. U of M offers classes in just about anything you could be interested in, and all are sure to be a great experience. I took a History of Art class just for fun and fell in love with the field! So as far as academics go, you really can't go wrong with UMich. It is one of the best public institutions in academics, and grad schools and employers recognize that.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Obviously I'm going to tell you GO BLUE! Even though our football team hasn't been perfect recently, the energy level at the games is crazy and it's definitely something you have to experience as an undergrad. Our basketball team is in the top 5 in the country, and hockey games are pretty fun as well. Also, the rivalry with Ohio State is possibly one of the best parts of sports at UM. You can also get involved with IM sports!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Ann Arbor is full of restaurants and good food. Twice a year there is also "restaurant week" during which you can go around to many of the best, and most expensive restaurants and try them out for relatively low prices (esp at lunch times). But Ann Arbor is full of great food. There are also many cheaper restaurants close to campus: potbelly's, noodes and co, chipotle, panera, jimmy johns, etc.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Going to the games (especially football and basketball) is extremely popular and fun! Ann Arbor really comes alive (and crowded) on football Saturdays but it is awesome to be a part of that experience!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I typically do not feel unsafe on campus. Be smart (don't walk alone in obscure areas at night girls) and you should be fine! Some theft, but that is typical of most universities.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Their is a huge variety of dining options. The dining halls do a good job of incorporating all the students' needs and have a variety of different ethnic and healthy options.

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1 College Freshman

Parking: Parking on campus is extremely expensive. As a freshman, I have a car and don't even bring it to school because the price is so outrageous.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Ann Arbor may be full of places to live, but just like everything else in the city, it is very expensive. The places seem to always be clean though, and you can find what you're looking for in walking distance no problem. If you look father outside the city, the prices will go down, and students can ride city busses for free

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many places to choose from you will never go hungry. A lot of the places give discounts to students. The downside is that everything is more expensive in Ann Arbor

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The Dining halls get old sometimes, but each dorm building has other food options within it. For example, Bursley has the Blue Apple, which has the best pizza on campus, and also has microwaveable dinners and snacks. Throughout central campus there are also fast food places inside the Union and Legue, which you can you your dining dollars at.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The classes are hard, but you really do learn a lot. Often times you feel that you have to work very hard for a grade you don't deserve which is unfair, but otherwise the classes are manageable.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love being in the center of the town, it gives you places to go both on and off campus that are within walking distance! There are plenty of places to go outside and walk around, plenty of activities always going on including different festivals, there are lots of shops and museums and great restaurants.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are many sets of new apartments in Ann Arbor that are very nice, however they are quiet expensive. Other options may be cheaper but are older and run down and often a far walk from campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love that the University offers a neuroscience program which is uncommon. Most professors are great and will help you succeed, however some assign too much work for the number of credits the class offers, in particular labs, and often the GSI that teaches does not speak English fluently.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: It will challenge you and force you to work hard, but success is possible and feels great and well deserved.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Really easy to get financial aid if you live out of state... if you live in state, though, GOOD LUCK. I couldn't get any financial aid as an in-state student even though I had a 4.0 GPA in high school and a 30 on the ACT. It's nuts.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Pretty average-- easy to get a place if you sign up on time. Lots of ads around campus so you always know where/when to start looking. Close to campus, easy commute.


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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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