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Reviews 3465 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Central campus apartments or houses are more expensive than north but more convenient. If you wanna live off-campus, you should look for it at least 4 months earlier and you can definitely get one you like.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: On-street parking is reasonable but scarce. There are a few parking structures that usually have available spots, but they are scattered around town and cost more.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Decent off-campus housing is scarce. You have to arrange for off-campus housing many months (or even a year) in advance. Many of the rental houses and apartments are run down and still pricey.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Many available at all libraries. However, most students have there own laptop.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I had a difficult time getting financial aid from UM. They stress diversity a lot and getting aid is very competitive, especially for out-of-staters. I suggest starting very early with scholarships and the finaid process.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Everything in the town caters to college students. The football scene really sets U of M apart from the others. There is such a sense of pride among the students and the local residents. Greek life is big, but not a necessity. There's plenty to do and tons of people who aren't involved and still have a great time. Frats hold most parties to underclassmen, but there are bars and house parties, as well.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: There is always something to do in Ann Arbor! And the spirit of the town is unbelievable! You can't go out without seeing someone wearing U of M paraphernalia. It is so nice to see people of all ages supporting the University!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: University of Michigan has facilities for all aspects of student life. Multiple libraries, various sports facilities, and general hangouts dedicated to student happiness and life. There is an endless offering of student organizations to join and if those don't suit you, you can always create your own!

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Pretty Safe – The campus is pretty safe, but the main campus is heavily integrated into Ann Arbor, so there are a lot of non-students on campus. Theft of unattended computers and valuables in the main student libraries is not uncommon, and young women on the streets late at night (2am on) should be careful.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Administration: It's pretty avergae. For drinking, you get an MIP, if underage. If of age, you can drink alone in your dorm room. For cheating, you can be expelled :-(

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Psych and Soc! Soc and Psych were amazing programs, with a lot of resources and access to teachers and GSIs.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Leaders and Best – Michigan is all around amazing. The work load is heavy but you leave prepared for anything you face in the world. The professors are always available and willing to help and there are endless resources on campus to fulfill your needs.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greeklife Isn't Priority – A lot of MICHIGAN students are greek but academics always come first. For the NPHC, it's more about the programs that are put on instead of the parties taht are thrown. For PHC, it's more of a social thing. It can hurt your grades too if you don't have good time management skills.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is terrible here! Always packed lots, and the lots available to graduate students (and undergrads) are not that conveniently located. Granted, there are many public transportation options from many lots, but the lots themselves are not great. It is faster for me to walk to school than to drive to a parking lot and walk/bus from there. Not helpful! Parking also gets expensive. The passes are pricey, ticketing is strict, and to park without a pass is also expensive.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off Campus Can Get Expensive Fast – For someone who does not wish to have a roommate, off-campus (and on-campus) housing can get expensive quickly. The choices are somewhat limited, but most are safe. A variety of location choices are available, but none are particularly great.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: Labs Often Crowded, but Good Quality – Labs are frequently crowded, but the computers are usually functioning properly, internet is usually working at sufficient speeds, and the programs I need are loaded on the computers.

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3 College Senior

Diversity: Wide Range of People – UofM has a pretty wide range of religious beliefs, countries of origin, and political beliefs. As a whole, people seem to be very accepting of others though. There are also quite a few ethnic restaurants.

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4 College Senior

Administration: The Police Force Is as It Should Be. The police enforce laws that keep students safe, but also seem to realize that students do like to let loose! There is a good balance here. Professors are strict about academics and a lot of studying is to be expected. However, this is a positive thing in my eyes.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Be Prepared for the Heat – Most dorms do not have air conditioning. Bring fans

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I was apart of greek life and it was great. I met great people and there was always something socially going on. Living in a sorority was great because if you wanted to stay in or go out there was always someone there doing the same.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Best program, especially for pre-med/ pre-PT or related fields.

3 College Senior

Transportation: It's been daunting trying to figure out how best to get around campus, especially when classes are far away and one right after the other. You either have to walk a lot or memorize bus schedules. And as a student who commutes to the campus, parking is a nightmare, too.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I am not involved with greek like here at Michigan but it is very prevalent.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Being a RA this school year, I have been able to learn a lot of what goes on to make housing possible and effective. I think that U of M does a great job building inclusive communities and providing a safe place for students to live and get to know one another. Most of the buildings are being renovated so they are also very clean.

4 College Senior

Technology: Almost every building on campus has a computer lab and you can print wirelessly to the printers in these labs from your personal computers. It makes it convenient for those of us who do not have printers or do not wish to spend hundreds a school year on expense ink cartridges. Having a wide variety of PCs and Macs across campus also makes it helpful when you have a long paper to write and are getting tired looking and your small laptop screen. Overall, i think the University does a great job with the quantity and quality of computers they provide on campus.


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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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