Recent Alumnus 2011-02-09T07:42:42Z
Guys & Girls:
It Works – There are enough guys and women there that you should be able to find someone.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-09T07:40:17Z
Pretty Good – You can pretty much rely on school computers. You might have difficulty finding an open one during the day in the Fishbowl (in Angell Hall), but I've never experienced any trouble with a school computer. They also have most of the software you'll need for coursework.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-08T17:31:29Z
Lots to Eat – There are lots of choices for quick meals around the campus. Variety of ethnic foods available. Easy to grab something quickly.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-06T02:07:48Z
Depending on the time of year, police can be sticklers about underage drinking. I know in the dorms that DPS is pretty hard on students for drinking in their rooms. Block parties and events during "welcome week" are just asking to get busted, so beware when you participate in these events. Other than that, as long as you aren't being too obnoxious, you will be fine.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-06T02:03:08Z
Restaurants are super abundant and convenient in Ann Arbor. On any given street you can choose from a variety of cuisines depending on what you are in the mood for that day. One of my favorites is the Pizza House because it has EVERYTHING that your heart could desire from a plain old burger to their famous chipatis. Price range varies from restaurant to restaurant, so you can spend anywhere from five to twenty dollars. Also EATBLUE offers great discounts for students weekly.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-05T23:04:15Z
Michigan is an amazing place. Work hard, play hard. That's the general idea.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-05T23:03:38Z
No Car – You don't need a car. Everything is pretty close and wherever you need to go, the AA bus system and Blue Bus system are very good
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-05T22:59:14Z
Health & Safety:
Not Bad – The occasional crime alert, but never anything too bad. DPS basically does nothing but give kids MIPs in dorms.
College Senior 2011-02-05T18:27:22Z
I'm Undeclared-Declare! Not having a major doesn't give you the same resources that people in programs have.
College Senior 2011-02-05T18:26:45Z
There's a ton of labs, but a lot of the popular ones are very busy usually. You'll want to bring your own computer if you can afford it.
College Senior 2011-02-05T13:25:06Z
Discussion Sections – My friends that go to other colleges have no idea what discussion sections are. I love them! Most of my classes are in huge lecture halls so I feel awkward asking questions because 200 people are looking at me. In discussion sections, it's easier because there's 20-25 people. Asking questions and understanding the material is much easier in discussion sections.
College Senior 2011-02-05T13:21:32Z
I haven't really heard anyone talk about drugs or offer them. I don't live on campus, so I don't really see the night life and that could be a reason.
College Senior 2011-02-05T13:19:32Z
The buildings are nice and easy to navigate through. There isn't anything gross, like leaky ceilings or anything. The librarians are always helpful. There's something for everyone: gyms, libraries, food, etc.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-05T08:47:32Z
There Are Frats – There are plenty of fraternities and sororities, but not everyone is in one. Nobody really cares if you are in one or not. You can go to parties if you want and they can be a really good time.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-05T08:44:18Z
Very Diverse – I've worked in groups consisting of people from Oman, India, China, Korea, Colombia, and all over the United States. I have friends from many different cultures. Everyone seems to get along well.
College Senior 2011-02-05T06:46:52Z
Buses Run, So Do You – Make it to the bus or flag down a cab, either way, Don't try to wing it around campus.
College Senior 2011-02-05T06:45:52Z
Fun but Stay Smart – You can have a lot of fun, but you have to be careful. Be smart with your drinks and yourself.
College Senior 2011-02-05T03:47:02Z
It Could Be Worse – Generally speaking, things are nice at South Quad. It is relatively clean and food is decent. In general, to have fun, you need to leave the dorm. The housing process in general is pleasant and RA are typically not difficult or overly strict.
College Senior 2011-01-31T20:39:30Z
Great Facility – Great facilities. Would recommend the school. Social life might be a little extreme, but students are able to balance school and fun.
College Senior 2011-01-26T21:25:30Z
Coming from Southern California – Obviously, Michigan weather brings an abundance of snow. The snow is a hassle walk go through when it gets muddy and turns into slush, and the cold weather can be almost unbearable at times, but there is a quiet beauty to the weather here in Michigan, there is nothing as serene as walking out of your dorm early in the morning, before the snow plowers get to work, and seeing a blanket of snow covering everything as far as the eye can see. It really brings a sense of nature into the campus, despite all of its inconveniences.
College Senior 2011-01-26T21:21:43Z
Go Blue! Despite the mediocre performance of UM's sports teams in recent years, the school spirit behind our sports teams is overwhelming to see the least. Huge amounts of students attend football, hockey, soccer, and basketball games, and regardless of team performance, whether we come out with an exhilarating win or a crushing loss, the support for our fellow Wolverine athletes is unparalleled. Even after college is over, the spirit from the Alumni still remains strong. Go Blue!
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T03:56:38Z
You Have to Be Your Own Advocate. My first and second years I didn't get very much financial aid through the school, but it was fine. My third year I needed a lot more financial aid, and the University offered me an amount that seemed a little low, so we called and talked with the advisors about the issues that resulted in my needing more aid and they came back with a very wonderful financial aid package for me.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T03:50:24Z
To get permits for on campus parking it is very expensive. Off campus parking is difficult to come by, but you can sometimes rent from friends with off campus housing who do not have cars. Around Ann Arbor it is usually metered street parking, but there are a few parking structures around town.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T03:46:21Z
Pretty Laid Back – Marijuana is decriminalized in Ann Arbor, so as long as you aren't technically on campus the penalty for getting caught with week is a very small fine. Recently smoking was banned in public places in the state of Michigan, but it does not seem to be too strictly enforced here. As far as MIPs and Alcohol go, the guest police speaker will even tell you at orientation that as long as you aren't acting like an idiot you won't get in trouble. I have heard of people getting MIPs though and have heard that the fines are astronomical and it is strange since it is cheaper to get a fine for smoking weed. Basically, as long as you keep yourself from bothering anyone else, you will stay out of trouble.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T01:11:25Z
Sports Are Huge – Saturdays in the fall are devoted to football. It's an all-day event, with people partying before, after, and during games. Plus we have the Big House, the third biggest stadium in the world.
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