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Reviews 3239 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: You Are One of Many – In the cognitive neuroscience program and any in psychology you have to go out of your way to compete and connect with the faculty to be a distinguished student. You must do what ever you can to be different from the pack.

1 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Scholarships - You won't get one unless you're poor – You won't get a scholarship unless you're REALLY poor and that was indicated by FAFSA. You won't get a merit scholarship unless you're very lucky or famously smart/accomplished. They know the school rocks at everything else, so they don't bother to pour money into scholarships (learned that from a financial adviser).

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Its Okay. Ann Arbor is a hard place to find parking anywhere and off campus housing is super expensive but worth it. The school isn't much help so start looking for off campus housing as early as possible to get the best deals. and get a good land lord!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Im Picky – Im a very picky eater but i can never complain about the food at North Quad.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The night life is super fun and there are more options than just going to parties, the university provides many other themed nights and games at the UNION

5 College Sophomore

Technology: U of M offers high speed wireless internet in any building on campus and also allows access to many macs and PCs

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Many Choices – There are many choices for off campus dining in Ann Arbor. There is something for any type of menu that you can think of and the hours are pretty flexible for a college town. Many restaurants also offer delivery services to the dorms and off campus housing.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Troubling Getting What You Need – I've heard a lot of people (including me) complain about the financial aid here. It's really hard to get the help you need especially if the student has more than one household or stepparents to be considered. I'm still trying to get the financial aid I need for the fall.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I Mean Its Michigan – The sports are great and a huge part of campus life. Are teams play hard which makes the fans go crazy and enhances the atmosphere...just wish it was a little easier to figure out when a few overshadowed sporting are going on.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Each campus dinning hall has different options so the variety is nice but weekend hours aren't convinient for those who sleep in.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: Inconsistant Punishments – I've heard of people ending up in the same situations (underage drinking, alcohol in dorm rooms, noise violations, etc.) and recieving completely different punishments. Some students getting MIPs and room relocations and other times where RAs just check the room more often.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: There is always options for the nightlife. If you do not party, there is always Umix at the Union on most Friday nights. Free food, shirts, and items are available. There is usually Karaoke, also. For people that party, this is the place to be, especially around St. Patrick's Day. Frat parties are not as bad as they sound and are fairly easy to get into. House parties are free and easy to get into. A lot of people welcome people. Bars are very popular among the 21 and older group. There are normally packed. Busses on the weekends run until 2 or 3. There are also free cabs for U of M students. You just need to be on campus and ride to another on-campus spot.

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3 College Junior

Weather: When the snow falls, so do a lot of people's attitudes. Walking in the snow or on icy patches is not always fun to do when you are running late to class. It also does not help that the snow plowing and brushing does not begin until later in the day. For an early class, be ready to put boots on because the plows won't be out. Classes are never cancelled for snow. The fall is always beautiful in Ann Arbor. The Arb has so many opportunities to see beautiful scenery. Everyone seems to love that "football/tailgate" weather.

4 College Junior

Academics: Special Study Options – The University of Michigan offers many study options which include student-based study groups. These meet once a week or so and go over topics in the classroom. Closer to exams, these study groups have reviews. Other special study options include the places to study. There are many places to study whether it be a loud, group project at the Undergraduate Library or a no-sound concentration level of study at the Law Library and Graduate Library. All of these provide opportunities to be able to succeed in their studies.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Big House Football – The Big House is the biggest football stadium in the country. Records of attendance have been achieved at this stadium every time a football game is played. The stadium is filled with blue and yellow while Hail to the Victors echoes across the field. Student involvement and fan support are prime. The athletic alumni are very supportive. No matter if our team wins or loses, the fans still love the Wolverines and will not diminish the pride in the school.

4 College Junior

Academics: Top Psychology School – To be a psychology major at the University of Michigan is rewarding. Since the Psychology Program at U of M is the top in the country, I feel very privileged to be at this school. There are many options for research in this curriculum and many opportunities to be prepared for psychology careers and further education.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Plenty of Sports – Varsity sports at UMich are huge. Everyone's heard of the football team, of course, and the hockey team is pretty popular during the season too. I'm not sure how much attention the other sports teams get.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Present but Not Overwhelming – Greek life is definitely present on campus but it's not too overwhelming. Sure, you'll see plenty of students wearing fraternity/sorority gear. You'll see even more students without it, though. If you're into parties then greek life is useful but it's certainly not the be-all end-all of the UMich party scene.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Top Public School – We are arguably the best public school in the country. We have top 10 programs in almost every category. The only other places that I believe can compare are Harvard and Stanford. No matter what you go into at UMich, you're guaranteed to get a top-notch education.

3 College Junior

Weather: As you may know, Michigan weather is very unpredictable, all year round. Since this is mostly a walking campus, it sucks when it snows and you have to bundle up and get to class. The sidewalks get salted fairly quickly. Buses still run normally in the snow, good if you need to go far. When it is nice, there are lots of places to hang out outside and study. Always have clothes for all kinds of weather! You never know when it will be 70 in December or 40 in May!

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: We Have Fun – Michigan is the perfect balance of studying and partying. There's nothing else like it. Thirsty Thursdays, Friday night ragers, Gameday Saturdays. It's everything you'd want and more

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3 College Freshman

Weather: I may be biased, but the east side of the state has it much better than the west side (where I'm from). When out-of-staters complain about all the snow, they haven't experienced life on Lake Michigan. The thing about Michigan weather is that it's extremely unpredictable. One day it will be sunny and 75, and the next day it will be rainy and 40.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Not Bad, but Not Good. Parking can be tricky on campus. A lot of people offer rental parking spaces, but it's not necessary. However, I would suggest using the amazing public transportation system. It's much more convenient

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Scholarships Are Non-Existent – True merit scholarships are non-existent. Every "scholarship" is actually based on financial need. A kid can't get anything on their own merit/work - it is all based on their parent's income.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: True merit scholarships are non-existent. Every "scholarship" is actually based on financial need. A kid can't get anything on their own merit/work - it is all based on their parent's income.


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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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