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Reviews 3085 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Junior

Majors: Helpful for Finding Fullt Time! I am currently participating in an internship with General Motors, and it has been a great experience. I have a full time position making over $23/hr. Internships are important for your future career because most employers value the prior work experience and see it as a sign that you can handle real employment.

3 College Junior

Academics: I love my school, but I am in an extremely difficult program. However, my professors are all extremely knowledgeable on their particular topics. They make themselves as accessible as possible, and are almost always willing to meet with students, especially once you get more into your classes geared towards your major.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Pretty Good! Overall Ann Arbor is the University of Michigan. There is plenty to do in Ann Arbor, both involving the university and otherwise. Sporting events, shopping, museums, and plenty of places to eat are all within walking distance either on Central campus or in downtown Ann Arbor. It is a college town so students pretty much run it and are treated great. There are always cultural events going on on campus and anyone who's interested is allowed to attend, both students and the general public! Parking is terrible though because it is hard to find and usually you have to pay, and parking tickets are EXTREMELY common. Besides that, it's great!

3 College Senior

Majors: I had to get admiytted to UM then get admitted to the Art school by submitting my portfolio.

3 College Junior

Majors: Once You're in, Smooth Sailing – The University of Michigan's College of Engineering is the real obstacle in getting into the program that you want. Once you've been accepted into the college itself, you can choose from twelve different diverse engineering majors and getting into those programs is as simple as taking the prerequisite courses and talking to the right advisers. My major, Biomedical Engineering, was as simple as taking a few math and physics courses, the prerequisite engineering and programing courses, and an intro to biology course. Once I had taken those courses and maintained a GPA of 3.2 or higher, getting into the program was as simple as an email.

4 College Senior

Local Area: Sports are big here, a lot of student involvement.

4 College Junior

Academics: The New World of BME – For me being a Biomedical Engineer (BME), is a very unique experience. BME is still a relatively new field of study and companies are still a little hesitant to offer internships and jobs to undergraduates because they don't exactly know what a BME does. They are a combination of Mechanical, Electrical, and Chemical Engineers with Biology thrown into it all, so the curriculum is tough but very interesting because you're learning how to combine all of these concepts from all of these different areas of study. My professors are very intelligent and friendly individuals that are always offering their help both inside and outside the classroom. I'm getting more confident about my major with every class I take because I am learning so much diverse information.

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4 College Junior

Local Area: Great Place to Live – Ann Arbor is a great town with lots of things to do. You can shop anywhere from the big city Briarwood Mall to the local market experience of Kerrytown, experience the arts at The University of Michigan's museums that are open to the public, or even enjoy a calm touch of nature in Nichol's Arboretum or a canoe ride down the Huron River. Ann Arbor also has a very diverse dining assortment from the fancy restaurants of Main Street to the college town eateries of South University, and there are restaurants that have food from all over the world. All in all I believe anybody can find something that they would enjoy in Ann Arbor, it's a great city and I highly recommend it.

4 College Junior

Majors: I LOVE IT – I am in the school of Kinesiology, studying Movement Science. The school has great advisor's, teachers, study groups and facilities. I definitely enjoy my classes that are a part of the Kines program. THe teachers know the material they teach very well and make it exciting to learn. There are also great facilities and equipment we are given for our classes. For example, in my Anatomy Lab we were provided with cadavers to study the muscles and bones. It is a lot of work, but the school provides me with everything I need in order to get an A. They also notify us of jobs and internships that would be great opportunities and apply to our area of study. I love my major and enjoy going to my classes.

4 College Junior

Academics: Expect Difficulty – The academics are ridiculously hard no matter what you are studying. I know I have spent days in the library studying and still not been happy with a certain grade. The teachers and classes do push you to work your hardest. Almost all of my professors have been great and very willing to help me in any way possible. They know there number one goal is to make sure the students are learning. The workload is a lot and don't expect to be able to get away with the amount of studying you might have done in highschool. The school offers many different areas of study such as Engineering, Kinesiology, Nursing, and the other more popular areas. Though the University is difficult, they definitely make sure there are many different study areas and libraries for students to go on campus. You just have to know you are gunna have to work if you come to this school. THe connections you'll make and the drive you'll feel will stay with you forever.

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.


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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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