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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it here. The class choices are great and the atmosphere is incredible. U of M is really good at getting the small city feeling out of a large city with lots of options and opportunities. The only thing I don't like is that the more credits you have the earlier you can register for classes, so as a freshman you get stuck with all of the classes that nobody else wants and it's hard to find out what you want to do as a major when all the classes you want are taken by people that already have an idea.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms Are Like Summer Camp – I'm enrolled in the Residential College at the University of Michigan so I'm required to live in East Quad. Each dorm around here is known for something. East Quad's known for their vegetarian and vegan-friendly cafeteria, Stockwell is known for being really fancy, Mojo is known for the best cafeteria and is located right next to the gym. Like summer camp, each living house is known for good and bad things, you just have to find what works for you.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The availability of computers is great, and the speed is a little above average. However, the amount of free paper given to each student is a little stingy and there seems to be only a very select amount of places on campus where you can print off things you find on the University site, at other printing sites they'll just print off blank pages.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: On Campus Bus Service – The on campus bus service is fairly convenient, the only issue is that it is not always reliable. Dress warmly, because in the winter you could end up waiting 15-20 minutes for a bus.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Michigan is an excellent school because it allows you to see the best and worst in people from different walks of life. You are able to be independent but there are resources available to you if you seek them out. Professors are extremely knowledgeable about content and there are boundless opportunities for research and obtain knowledge about any given subject. In addition, there are so many opportunities for people to participate in extracurricular activities through student organizations. There are restaurants galore on campus and many more close to campus (i.e. Downtown Ann Arbor, Briarwood Mall). Everything you need is within walking distance and if it's not, you can take the shuttle bus. There are opportunities to explore the arts and enjoy nature (arboretum). There are also opportunities to join student government and make a difference in the community. There are plenty of job opportunities on and off campus for students as well. Michigan is an awesome school! Go Blue!

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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: There are multiple off campus housing options from renting houses to living in apartments. The off campus housing is often very close to campus and are close to bus lines so that you can access campus easily without using a car (free busing for students when you show your ID). Parking is usually only an issue if you live in a house off campus because a lot of students will park in neighborhoods so that they don't have to pay for parking.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: There are three meals served a day in all dorms where you can use meal credits. You can also save your meal credits and use them at the stores (i.e. The Underground in Markley, The Blue Apple in Bursley, East Quad) inside the dorms to purchase things like Burgers, Hot Dogs, Fries, Ice Cream, Beverages or Snacks. There are vending machines in all dorms. There are numerous restaurants on campus that serve a variety of food: Starbucks, Big Ten Burrito, Pancheros, Good Time Charlies, Pizza House, Bubble Tea, Za's, In and Out, Noodles and Company, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chinese Restaurants, Cosi, and the list goes on. In the Union, there is Wendy's, Pizza Hut (though it used to be Magic Wok), Subway, Sbarro's, Mrs. Fields and the smoothie place.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I was surprised how friendly people were and how easy it was to make friends. The classes are hard but if you put enough time in you will do well. Even though the classes are big, I find the professors approachable and helpful. Don't be scared to talk to them, they usually are more than happy to help. There are so many opportunities to try new things that you ever had a chance to experience in high school- take advantage of them! Ann Arbor is a great college town, there is lots to do.

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are plenty of places all over campus that offers free use of computers. But beware, they are tough to come by during exam week. I think it is important to have your own laptop, as they are often required for a class. You may want to bring your own printer to school as well because Michigan only gives you 400 pages to print per a semester. I have gotten internet everywhere expect in my psychology lecture- only macs were able to get internet there for whatever reason. Odd.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Tons of it! So many frats and sororities, and parties to go with them!

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Many not-so-great-looking girls, but also hot ones.

3 College Junior

Weather: Let It Snow. It snows a lot in Michigan. Even if there is a foot of it outside that does not stop the student population from heading out. Cabs are easy to find in Ann Arbor. We work so hard during we would not let a little bit of brisk weather stand in our way of some down time. Classes are NEVER cancelled. A lot of professors will be lenient with commuters, but even in a blizzard, expect to still have class to go to.

3 College Junior

Administration: Not Too Shabby – Not really too strict. I have heard of people being busted for drinking in their dorms, but it really is not all that often, unless you are advertising it. If it becomes a problem for the students around you, something will probably be done about it. If you use your discretion things and behave around your RA and the campus police you should be fine.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living in Ann Arbor. Expensive. I pay more for cost of living than i do tuition. (which in my case is very fortunate seeing as I am out of state). There is availability of living places but if you look past the prices they ask. There is a website on the university housing linking to a search page for off campus housing with specific criteria. It is relatively easy to find places, but you have to be quick. Parking is rough if you do not have a house. If you live in the dorms (and are not on north campus) then it will be hard to bring a car at all. That is the bonus of off campus housing, they often come with a few spots.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is pretty easy on North campus, but central campus is a little more difficult. Most houses have parking and if not streets are available for parking everywhere.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking Is More Popular – The drug scene at Michigan is pretty light. Some fraternities are cocaine hubs, but there are 40 some fraternities and only two or so have a drug record.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Incredible Sports – Varsity sports at Michigan are unbelievable. The entire school backs every sports team and the student sections are loud and vibrant and the sports teams are always good, making them fun to watch.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus security does a good job, but we have had problems with assaults. It is a big campus and therefore hard to lock down entirely. Don't leave room unattended and keep your computer safe in the libraries.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Costs Money but Plentiful – I personally don't have a car that I park at college, but parking never seems to be a problem with those who do. Usually parking garages or street side parking have openings and costs aren't unreasonable.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Very Fun – Greek life at the University of Michigan is a collection of very enjoyable and well rounded organizations. Fraternities host parties most weekends which much of the student body attends. Students who go through the rush process attend many and varied activities such as a photo scavenger hunt. Sororities are very close knit and widely popular among students. Both types of organizations are involved in many activities that branch out from conventional activities of a fraternity.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is plenty of diversity on the University of Michigan campus, however the student body separates itself unintentionally according to their race. African American members of the student body especially tend to create close knit groups with other African American students. The Asian community of the University of Michigan is very active with organizations for many different countries of origin.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: beCAUSE UoM is huuuuge, the MBuses are essential to every student's life on campus (without a personal car).
Except on the busy times, like morning classes and lunch time classes, the MBuses are perfect.
It does get real cramped in it though...
other than the buses being jam-packed, the buses run thoroughly at good timing all around campus so its not a big deal getting to places on campus.

Also, UoM has its personal mobile-app for real-time locations of every bus on campus so it's really useful for timing.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: I honestly think this is all relative to who you hang out with.
I am Korean but I hang out with a good mix of people so I have a good mix.
UoM has a very large student body, so you will somehow end up finding the right group of people on campus.
Very Diverse.

You hang out with Asians, you have and see more Asian friends.
same thing for any other races really.

Frankly, at UoM, you will see a lot of white students.
But I love white people, so I feel at home.
Most white people are awesome sooooo.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Being an Engineer at Uom – I am an engineering student at UoM and I have to say, all my upper classman engineers spend a lot of their times studying.
Being an engineer at UoM is extremely difficult in terms of workload and curriculum. Then again, to accommodate everyone's needs, the university offers endless resources and help for all of its students.
our many libraries are perfect for studying, all-nighters and group projects.

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4 College Senior

Majors: Work Study Opportunities – I believe that the University of Michigan provides a bountiful supply of opportunities for their students to get active in their pursuits and applying their major to their daily life via internships or work study opportunities. The only downfall is the immense amount of competition and the complicated process in getting involved.


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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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