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4 College Junior

Diversity: Without a doubt, U-M is one of the most accepting and multicultural schools in the country. Walking around campus/Ann Arbor, you will hear a multitude of languages and see people from every walk of life imaginable. Student organizations based on ethnicity/nationality are very prominent on campus and the campus is extremely gay friendly.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Variety, but Expensive – On campus dining halls vary in quality, but usually they're not too bad. Quality decreases as the year goes on and by April you'll be desperate for your mom's home cooking. There's lots of fantastic restaurants off campus and a wide variety of cuisines, but they can get expensive.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: WAY TOO DIFFICULT – It's an expensive school. Yes, they have payment plans and financial aid helps but it doesn't help much. It's difficult to get scholarships directly from U of M, so it's better to spend your time on other ones. I have personally had a difficult time with the financial aid office and payment plan, it's very indirect and has too many hoops to jump through.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants that I've been to are all generally good. It's definitely not a way for a college student to be depending on as their daily meals--way too expensive for that. But they do have some cheaper fast food restaurants.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Ups and Downs – I myself have never felt unsafe, however there has been quite a few (~6) sexual assault cases in the past month or so and girls are highly recommended not to travel alone at night. There is a lot of random (generally small) crime cases, but it's a well-lit and police are everywhere. They also always send crime alert emails to the students.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Overall Very Good – The dorms are kinda old and could use some remodeling. But other than that, they're very good. There are many libraries and athletic facilities. The activities such as UMix Late Nights and Festifall are also fun.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The profs really care about helping you succeed. Lectures and office hours are good. There are so many resources at your fingertips. The degree is very valuable, and most students have a job right out of college.

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: Smoke Free Campus – Very recently our campus became smoke free. I would not say there is much peer pressure, and alcohol visibility is very less

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: In a Word Good – I am using private housing,but I have visited university housing.The one I visited is called Northwood V. It is very well connected and also very spacious

5 College Senior

Academics: I Came to University of Michigan Because It Has an Outstanding History – The program I am in is extremely flexible. The campus is awesome and spread across Ann Arbor. The professors in general are very committed to helping us and dedicated. The registration process was very simple and totally online.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am in the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, and I am excited about starting my terms there. They require a study abroad term for the arts department and they support every genre of art. They require you to experience all forms of art so that the student is sure that the intended major is what he/she wishes. But they are very strict about keeping up grades.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm Not the Average Sorority Girl – What I think is nice about the greek system is that there is a place for everyone who wants to find a smaller community within the large campus. Even if you don't want to be stereotyped, most of the sororities aren't like what movies portray them to be and you can find at least one if not more fraternities where there are really nice guys who want to get to know you.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football Saturdays Rule – This may be the best part about going to a big school with a big emphasis on sports. It gives the whole student body and community something to get riled up about together. On saturdays the roads are filled with maize and blue, and frankly they are always filled with our colors. Facilities for athletes are of course a bit better than for the average student body but that isn't a big deal at all.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Available Resources – Professors make sure that they are always available to those in need through office hours. Most of the classes that I take are in large lecture halls so it is a good idea to use that resource. THe libraries are busy busy which can help encourage learning but also be a distraction.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Nice Variety of Food – I'm still new to the campus, so I don't know every place to eat yet. However, I've already found four great restaurants and all of different cuisines, which means I'll never get bored with the same good all of the time. Since the campus is right in the middle of Ann Arbor the prices are not too bad and we students can easily access these places.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Very Good Effort – The campus police encourage students to register their electronics and bicycles with their department so that if the items are ever stolen the police can get right to work in tracking them. The University Health Service also did a good job reminding us to get all our immunizations done and to seek medical attention no matter what the situation.

However, the campus seems rather large and the police don't seem very visible to me, especially around the apartment complex where I live. I'm afraid to have the door unlocked, in case there might be theft or pranks.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I'm very satisfied with my Japanese major so far. The faculty all care about your future and are willing to work one-on-one for you to succeed. Communication with the faculty and administration is always informative and pleasant. The workload is no more or less than my expectations going in- time-consuming yet really useful for helping me grow.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Fantastic Engineering – I decided to attend the University of Michigan because it has one of the best Biomedical Engineering programs in the state. The curriculum is top notch and all the professors are willing to help if you just talk to them. Everyone is friendly and when you join clubs you get the small town feeling in a big city.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek life is very popular at U of M, although I don't participate personally. The students who do participate are known to party quite frequently (with the exception of the academic fraternities) and as a freshman I went to several parties that were thrown by frats. They provide free alcohol, but the parties are dark and sketchy and I never really enjoyed myself.

4 College Junior

Academics: English Major Is Flexible – As an English major, I enjoy the freedom to choose which classes I'll take to fulfill the general requirements for the concentration. The advisors aren't particularly helpful, so find a Professor you get along with and ask them for advice and help!

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Prices Are High, Life Is Good – Landlords in Ann Arbor are difficult to deal with. There are some that have reputations for being especially unhelpful (e.g. Arch, Wilson White) but if you can find a smaller company and get to know them, living off campus is definitely worth it! Prices are relatively high, especially if you want to be really close to campus, but if you don't mind walking it's easy to find a reasonable deal.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: MICH FOOTBALL – MICHIGAN FOOTBALL IS EVERYTHING. THE BIG HOUSE IS LIFE. UNREAL ATMOSPHERE. DENARD ROBINSON.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Not Bad at All – I just applied by filling out Fafsa and turning in all the required documents on time. By June or July, I received financial aid for the following school year and I was able to accept it without any problems. The amount given was reasonable (though you always want more, especially with the cost of tuition at Michigan!).

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: It's Ok – The food is... below average. They try to have healthy options, and have renovated dining facilities, but the food itself is not very good and you get sick of it very fast.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Accomplished Faculty and Staff – The professors are very accomplished and have done amazing things in their fields. Not all, however, know how to teach, nor are enthusiastic about teaching.

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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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