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

Weather: Ann Arbor is generally cloudy, drizzly, and cold in the winter. We do get some big snow storms from time to time. But it's Michigan, so the weather can change on a dime. The fall and spring in Ann Arbor are truly amazing!

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Nursing at U of M is challenging. It requires a lot of focus, and management of classes, exams, papers and clinical work. The instructors are mostly pretty good and very knowledgeable about their particular area of study. I felt challenged at the University of Michigan, and definitely had to work hard to maintain a 3.8 GPA. Definitely worth it though. You have a great nursing school, and a huge teaching/research hospital just around the corner for your clinicals

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: lots of good sports teams, plus tons and tons of school spirit. can't beat the wolverine pride in aa

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There's kind of a lot of stuff to fill out, but the financial aid workers are very helpful, and I got a good amount of aid.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I like living on campus. There are co-ed dorms, all girls dorms, all male dorms, sophomore dorms, apartment living, and theme dorms. Central campus is the major hub and you will want a dorm in central campus. The cost of dorm living isn't cheap though. Your choices are single, double, triple or quad rooms. You have dorms with air conditioning and some without. Some with the floors sharing bathrooms or a bathroom in a room or 2 rooms that share a bathroom. The rooms vary in size. My room is 9 x 17.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is pretty safe. They a a lot of resources available to take advantage of. You have to use your dorm key card to enter your dorm and also the bathrooms. If you are studying late at the Library they have people who will come and pick you up and take you back to your dorm so you don't have to walk. They also have emergency phones throughout the campus if you suspect anything or not feel safe and someone will be there to assist you. They also have phone and email alerts to notify you if a crisis or safety or weather conditions arise.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports at the University of Michigan are a big part of campus life. They are all very well supported.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Lots of IM and varsity sports available. Not hard at all to join what you love to do.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There are parking spots but they usually have a monthly fee and are not too close to classes.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Frats have lots of parties but they are mostly closed once Rush is over.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms on Central Campus are nice and close to classes. The North campus dorms, however, are pretty secluded.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: U of M has many many great academic programs - highly respected and well run. Even as a freshman, access to my professors was great. I am studying Neuroscience and feel that the advising as well as the teaching is great.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: University Health center is great - convenient and high quality. Campus safety does a good job. I feel safe on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Many students participate in greek life and have a great experience. I don't participate and still have a great social life. Being greek is not a big deal, it does allow some students to have a social/small community fee at a big university

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are plenty of places for students to enjoy food, music and company. The town is very welcoming to students. Greek life also provides nightlife to some.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Has all the restaurant you could ask for at good prices.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: As far as being able to eat, that will not be a problem. No matter where you are, they will be a dining hall open for you to be able to get a meal. As for food, some dining halls are better than others but all in all, the food is not "to die for". However, there is a wide variety of choices at every dining hall. Some dining halls cook certain things better than others, so at the end of the day it is all based on what the individual likes and desires. if I had to choose the number one place to eat it would be the dining hall in Mosher-Jordan.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It is nice that police are around, especially at night but strictness is not really an issue. For small issues, police will most likely give you a warning and are friendly about it also. However, if things get too out of hand, having them around is a good thing.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are many areas close in proximity such as the hospital and UHS if there is ever any need to visit. Safety wise, it is very safe both during the day and at night. There are "blue phones" everywhere which are easy to use and for emergencies anywhere on campus. We also get emails is there is anything dangerous going on or that has happened.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Ann Arbor is a really nice city with a lot to do during the weeks and weekends. The central campus is right with downtown Ann Arbor which makes going out with your friends or grabbing a bite to eat fast and efficient, as well as manageable price wise. The neighborhood around the campus is also pretty big and loaded with parties during the weekends frat wise and house party wise. There is not a day that goes by where something is not going on.

4 College Senior

Majors: I am an English major and I've absolutely loved my program. The pedagogy is very engaging and supportive with professors really emphasizing understanding, communication, and reflection. The variety in the curriculum is amazing because you have opportunities to study the classics like Shakespeare and 18th century British and American novels and poetry as well as minority literature, literature as other media such as film and magazines, and drama. The concentration gives you a selection of frameworks to choose from such as performance studies, rhetorical studies, etc. so you can personalize your degree to suit your interests and get the most out of your plan. There are also courses offered for honing your writing skills be it creative, professional, or academic and you can count one course towards your degree. They definitely challenge you even if English has a reputation (like most humanities) of being "easier" to score a good grade than the sciences or classes like Econ. However, I wouldn't say that they don't work you, I think the faculty typically has different grading philosophies. Really, when you get into courses that involved research papers or detailed analysis of poetry, it can get pretty tough and I would recommend being on top of your game and really working closely with material.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: I'm not really sure what to say...I don't go around judging people's attractiveness on campus as I'm not really that interested. Maybe if they are older grad students, but even then, I'm not too keen on identifying what's hot and what's not. I think you'll find all different types of people and you should look for good friends rather than someone just to hook up with. That kind of sounds lame.

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4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Ann Arbor is a very accessible small town with elements of urban life without being too huge or overwhelming. There is plenty of arts, culture, and food both on UofM's campus and downtown. The variety of independent shops in clothing, books, entertainment, jewelry, etc make for eclectic shopping, even if you're just going window shopping. Plus there is plenty of theatre and performance venues as well as two movie theatres. There are a lot of festivals going around in town and cultural and entertainment events are constantly being coordinated by student organizations and campus departments. Even if you're not huge party or club person, like me, you'll find plenty to do. There are also great bars, cafes, and restaurants with awesome atmospheres to experience. Of course if you're on a tight budget, you'll have to limit some of these activities, but there are free or low-cost opportunities all the time.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I've gotten no scholarships or grants only loans and work study. The income level cut-off makes it extremely difficult for some students to stay focused on their studies while worrying about a huge debt collecting and paying for their own room and board, even while being enrolled full-time.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: You get out of the school, and the program whatever you put into it

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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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