Ann Arbor, MI
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Reviews 2616 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Diversity: The University of Michigan is very accepting of the diverse backgrounds that students come from. You can always find a student group that applies to your background and there are always small gatherings on the diag to support diversity. The cafeteria also caters to these diverse groups by serving ethic foods rather than American food, which is unfortunate.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A Lot During Weekends – There is a lot of alcohol used on the weekends. Whether it is at frat parties or just in student's rooms, there is a lot of students who consume a lot of alcohol. I do not know how the drug usage is on campus, but I am sure that there is a fair share of that too.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Good Variety – There is such a variety of food. The choices at the dining halls are almost unlimited. I really think that all of the ingredients are quality. The only negative that I have is that the meal plan equates to paying about $12 per meal.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Beautiful College Town – The town is a wonderful college town with a lot of shopping, restaurants, and activities.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Do Residential College. It's a lot of work, but if you're already interested in language the intensive language requirement just gets it out of the way. There are incredible options for classes, majors and the atmosphere is wonderful. There is no "Michigan Attitude" in the RC

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a really good variety of restaurants in Ann Arbor, price range and cuisine wise

4 College Freshman

Academics: Challenging but Do-Able – I've been at U of M for one and a half semester and therefore have only taken introductory courses. They are challenging, but definetly doable. Most professors are engaging and prepare their lectures well. Online resources are a god-send.

5 College Freshman

Majors: So Much to Offer – being such a large school, michigan really offers everything that you could possibly need. and has the alumni connections to get you a job

3 College Freshman

Parking: Could Be Better but You Don't Really Need to Drive – north campus has plenty of parking. but you really don't need a car at all. the only thing you might need a car for is doing some serious grocery shopping or something like that. other than that town has enough stores to cover all your needs.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The new Crisler Arena is absolutely phenomenal. The basketball facilities are top notch. The campus gyms are okay. The libraries are great and the union is nice.

5 College Senior

Academics: Program Prestige – I am a nuclear engineer at the University of Michigan. Our program is rated first in the country and it shows. Most students are able to pull in scholarships from the Department of Energy and elsewhere during their undergraduate career. Michigan has a big name reputation and this means finding good jobs is much easier.

All of Michigan's engineering programs are rated top 10 and employers actively seek Michigan students for internships and jobs.

The BBA program has a similar prestige and the graduate schools (such as law and medical) have great reputations as well. The academic area Michigan lacks the most in is the liberal arts. However as being an arrogant engineer I don't consider them real majors. A+

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5 College Junior

Majors: I am very happy with my program. It is preparing me for my future in the field of music and as a collaborative pianist. I would do it again too. I am concern about finding a job in my field because we have a lot of demand but there are a lot of pianists out there.

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: Ann Arbor – It is the place to be if you want to hag out during the night. Downtown ann arbor has everything.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel quite safe on campus and see campus police when I am at school too. But sometimes I get the crime alert emails and it scares me to walk at night at school.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Amount Could Have Been a Little Higher – I received financial aid, although I still had to take out several loans just to cover the cost of everything. There aren't many scholarships that students can apply for directly through the University and they don't advertise them very well.

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Bike Areas Must Be Used – Often times students want to run into their residential hall to grab something or even stay for a while, so they lock their bikes up by lamp posts and railings in front of the building. The security here is pretty strict about it and if they catch you or see numerous bikes, they'll go around placing warnings on each bike to move it to the bike area, or else it will be taken away.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Go Big, Go Blue! There is nothing like athletics at the University of Michigan. From Football Saturdays to the night basketball games, the sports dominate this college. The town and campus comes alive when the sports do. Not only are the varsity sports amazing, but there is just about every sort of sport imaginable here with the club and IM sports. Athletics is definitely one of the highlights of the University of Michigan.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Something for Everyone! Ann Arbor is a great college town. It has so many fun shops and restaurants that keep everyone occupied and busy. It also has great areas like the Wide World of Sports, the Ann Arbor Ice Cube, and the Campus Recreational Buildings to use in the areas of sports. Not only does it end there, but the athletic facilities are amazing- Ann Arbor is the greatest on game day. It is a great size- not too big to get completely lost in, but not too small to get bored in- there is something for everyone here!

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Dining Halls – There are many dining hall options, but the food is not the best.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are many computers available all over campus. Look and you will find!

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Personal Safety – There have been many crime reports about students being sexually assaulted in the late hours of the evening. It is best to walk with someone when walking after 11pm.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Michigan is a school full of the top 5% of their high school. Everyone took all of the AP Classes, played the sports, was in every club that ever existed, volunteered all of the time, and still found time to get stellar grades. So here there is a very small chance of getting a scholarship from the University. My advice? Look for scholarships elsewhere.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Every Saturday in the fall Ann Arbor becomes a different place as everyone heads for the Big House. Campus is crazy and so much fun. School spirit here is like nothing I've ever seen before. Basketball and hockey games are also a lot of fun however they are not the huge event that each and every football game is.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: As a vegetarian it is hard to find variety in the campus food. A lot of the time I have to resort to salad and vegetable mix repeatedly. However, if you are looking of vegetarian/vegan food, East Quad is the place to eat. If you are NOT vegetarian or vegan Mojo has the best selection and also the freshest food. I would also recommend trying Markley at least once as they have make your own pizza.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Marijuana Is Decriminalized in the City. Marijuana is a decriminalized offense in ann arbor, so there is quite a bit of it. Worth noting is that the university is on state property, so possession of marijuana on campus is still a felony. People usually aren't obnoxious about it.


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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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