University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Summary

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Basic Statistics

Ann Arbor, MI
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Mid-sized city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
37 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • 900 student organizations
  • Academic schedule and great classes
  • Ann Arbor city life
  • Diverse social life

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Cost of living and tuition (one of the most expensive public schools)
  • Gross dorm food
  • Incompetent GSIs (graduate student instructors)
  • Long and cold winters/so much snow!

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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."

U-M Ann Arbor Student Reviews

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is great; it's a tight knit community where you get to meet a diverse assortment of people.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They're pretty lenient, you just can't be stupid about things.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's nothing special, but everyone has to deal with it. Parking is the worst.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Once you declare your major, you get a tshirt. It's awesome.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The classes are all super interesting and I feel so supported in everything I do by the department as a whole.


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