University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Ann Arbor, MI
Website
www.umich.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
27,046
Part-Time Undergrads
933
Setting
Mid-sized city
In-State Tuition
$12,994
Out-of-State Tuition
$40,392
Room & Board
$9,752
Acceptance Rate
37 %
Admission Difficulty
Hard
Average SAT Scores
1880–2180
Average ACT Scores
28–32

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!

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

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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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Perhaps more diverse than most universities. Many international students

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus is great. Museums, awesome buildings, endless study spots, and specific libraries.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some dorms are in rough shape--especially the freshman dorms. Upperclassmen have better options, and most dorms are in central locations

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It's a tough school to get in to, but not the most difficult. It is reasonable, and the essay topics are not too difficult.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I do enjoy being a classics student at U of M. It is very difficult, and I spend 3-6 hours a day studying and doing homework. The curriculum is liberal, often too liberal for me, but even so the classes are good. There are many study abroad opportunities, research opportunities, and scholarships.

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