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

Health & Safety: Ann Arbor is a pretty safe city. Although some crimes occur every so often, the campus is always busy, thus ensuring that the students are safe all day long.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Snow Sucks a Lot – I grew up in Michigan so I understand the crazy weather here but at the same time I just really hate the snow. Trying to walk to classes during the winter sucks because the sidewalks are not frequently salted and there is so much potential for slipping. However, during the fall/spring kids are always outside which is awesome to see!

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletic Facilities and School Spirit – The facilities throughout the university are always kept up to date and in excellent condition. With this in mind the students act in such a way that represents these very conditions.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Lots of Free Buses – Cabs are expensive, but buses are free, though they stop running at 12:30 or so

3 College Freshman

Computers: Easy to find in dorms, but impossible in libraries

2 College Sophomore

Computers: Too Slow to Function – The computers at the school tend to run rather slowly. Also with this in mind the wireless internet connection as well as the overall function of the computer labs tend to be lackluster to say the least.

College Junior

Weather: No Snow This Year – this is my first winter so i'm not sure how the regular winters are here at school.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Down Town Ann Arbor Great Places – If you have time there are great places to go for food and entertainment.

College Junior

Campus Dining: Food Every Block-Not – There is always food everywhere except for the architect school. We don't want to leave the building when working on projects. There isn't any food in building per say.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Buses and Buses – There is a university bus as well as an Ann Arbor city bus that run all day every day of the week.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Language Learning at U of M – The language programs and professors are excellent. There should be more of an emphasis on helping students study abroad and funding for students' travel.

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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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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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