Ann Arbor, MI
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$40,392 ($12,994)
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Reviews 2954 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Basketball, Football and Hockey here are all great. Probably one of the most well rounded athletic schools around.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is really big but it does not dominate. You do not need to be in Greek life to have fun or make friends. I would highly recommend Greek life though because it has a lot of advantages and is very fun.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Ann Arbor has a great number of restaraunts that can appeal to everyone's individual tastes. If you want Asian, Italian, American, Fusion, or any other type of food, there will be a convenient as well as affordable option right in the college town. Everything is within walking distance of dorms on central campus, unless you live on north, and then it is just a short (and free) bus ride away!

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a very interesting experience. I am personally not affiliated with greek life but I have many friends that do. The positive aspect of greek life is that it will expand your networking skills and give you great opportunities outside of the University. If you are out of state, I would probably recommend joining Greek Life.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of off campus dining options for students. Between State Street, Main Street and South University you cant really go wrong.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is very inconsistent, but those who live in Michigan are used to it. The classes are never cancelled and the buses are always running.. so we have class regardless. Nice days are the best in Ann Arbor

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4 College Senior

Nightlife: Great nightlife, even if you are under 21. There are lots of fun club and restaurants with bars that liven up at night both on campus and off.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Michigan is good. It really depends on who you hang out with. There is definitely a lot of drugs on campus and they are pretty easy to find if you want them.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The night life in Ann Arbor is pretty solid. Within greek life there are numbers of events on throughout the week as well as access to bars. If you are of age or have another means of getting allowed to bars then you are set.

4 College Senior

Academics: The Comm Studies Department does a good job offering creative courses and unique seminars, although I would have loved to see more course tailored directly to Journalism and career-oriented advice. The professors are all, generally, great. The major is very flexible and makes i possible to create a minor or double major program.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Such a fun city with vibrant night and weekend life! Very much a young town integrated with the University.

5 College Senior

Greek Life: I have had such a positive experience growing and learning through leadership positions at the University of Michigan.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Students are OBSESSED with varsity sports at Michigan, especially Football. Most students live for football saturdays- Ann Arbor turns into one giant party. Those of us in Greek Life don our most outrageous maize and blue gear and party the day away at different frats before going to the Big House to watch the game. The spirit students have at U of M is rare and unparalleled by any other school.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is truly something for everyone here. There are so many student groups on campus, it's impossible not to find something you'll enjoy doing. And people are very active in their clubs, so they're a great way to meet people with the same interests as you.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Some of the buildings are old, but not to the point that they would detract from my school experience. Many buildings are actually quite beautiful- the new Ross School of Business is a piece of modern architectural art, and the Law Library was almost used to film Harry Potter.

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4 College Senior

Campus Dining: The major dining halls are outstanding - new, clean, tons of options. But not all dorms have a dining wall so you could have a long walk to get to one.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Ann Arbor is the PERFECT environment for a college campus because it is has the attractions of a city, but a town feel. Tons of restaurants, shopping, coffee shops, businesses, etc. and everything is very close together. People are extremely friendly and everyone has Michigan pride.

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5 College Junior

Majors: I plan to have an internship this summer to get job experience.
I dont have any concern with getting one.
I have worked at a small manufacturing company as professional training so far.

3 College Freshman

Weather: SO COLD in the winter but I don't mind because I'm from the midwest. It just sucks trying to go out at night

4 College Freshman

Majors: Planning on going into business and the job safety is really good (like 90% of students get an offer in 3 months after graduating or have offers after the beginning of senior year).

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Love the resstaff, but every dorm has it's pros and cons. As a freshman you have little control over where you live unless you lie (or tell the truth) about medical or religious exceptions.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: The ethnic and religious backgrounds of students are incredibly diverse. I would say political is pretty diverse, but there seems to be a lot of people either left or right wing and very few are in the middle.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Didn't get a lot of financial aid. I highly suggest contacting the OFA to have guidance because they will have advice as to how to go about the process at UMich.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I come from an area that is predominantly white so coming here and meeting people from all of the world has been amazing. I have meet international students from all over the world along with students born in the United States but with fascinating ethnic backgrounds.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are many bars in the area, but they often get very crowed. About 30% of the student population is in Greek Life, so frat parties play a big part in night-life.


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Linda Tell
International Studies
Grad Year
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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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