Parking

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

Parking: Parking is difficult on campus because it is a predominantly walking campus. Generally the convenience of driving is lost if you're not going significantly off campus due to most arming areas not being in convenient locations. There really isn't a need for a car on campus, its easier to just use the campus buses and walk or a taxi.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Meter and ramp parking. Better to just ride the bus.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Not enough spots on campus.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking is not bad but can definitely be improved. A parking permit costs around 70$ for a year which gives me easy access to North Campus through a 5-10 minute bus ride. There is guest parking available on North Campus but it costs 1.25$ an hour which can quickly add up if you're planning on spending at least a few hours. Parking tickets are almost always issued if you're parked past your time limit or in the wrong parking zone. What I would like to see changed is the amount of guest parking spots available on North Campus and a lower hourly parking fee for guest parking spots.

1 College Freshman

Parking: There are literally hardly ever parking spots. You are better parking way off campus and bussing it in if you are going to be there the entire day. Tickets are given frequently, so if you are parking somewhere for the whole day make sure you are in a legal parking spot. You really don't need a car on campus though because of the wonderful bus systems. Also if you make friends, chances are one of them will have a car if you need to use one. Or you can also look at ZipCar or GreenRide, two ways to access cars on campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1259th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 1372nd
    Best Parking Availability
  • 1379th
    Best Off-Campus Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Linda Tell
Hometown
Syosset
Major
International Studies
Grad Year
2015
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If students were to choose one major drawback about Michigan, it would undoubtedly be the parking. With the exception of a few parking garages that fill up quickly, Ann Arbor is a major metropolitan city where walking and biking is the fastest (and least frustrating) method of transportation. Students who bring cars must purchase parking permits in order to use University lots. Most recommend leaving your car at home, as almost anything you need can be found within walking distance. Public transportation can be used in the chance that you do need to leave Ann Arbor.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Yes
North or South Campus orange lots
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
No
Parking permits are available to junior, senior, and graduate students; freshmen and sophomores are only eligible for student storage parking permits.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
  • $200 per year for storage permit
  • $70 per year for Orange student lots
Common Parking Tickets
  • Expired meter: $10
  • No parking zone: $25
  • Fire lane: $40
  • Handicapped zone: $115
Best Places to Find a Spot
On the street
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
State Street during the day
Getting a Parking Permit
Parking permits are few and far between. Since there is no specific student parking lot, one must be crafty (and rich) to get a permit. Most parking facilities are monitored and available only to employees of the University.
Parking Services
Parking & Transportation Services
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
(734) 763-5555
umpark@umich.edu
pts.umich.edu

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 164 responses

  • 23% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 15% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 45% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 9% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 7% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 1% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 159 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 31 responses

  • 47% Parking garage
  • 18% On the street
  • 18% North Campus
  • 16% Meter Parking

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 32 responses

  • 50% State Street during the day
  • 25% South University Street
  • 12% Mary Markley Hall on Weekends
  • 12% Everywhere
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