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3 College Freshman

Weather: Not Bad – Coming from California, I excepted the weather to be terrible. Although it did snow a lot, I almost liked the snow better because it was prettier outside and less of a hassle than rain.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Little in Greek Life – Although the campus might be diverse as a whole, if your in Greek Life, diversity is minimal. Greek life is dominated by those who are Jewish and is otherwise mainly made up of rich white people.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Best Local Shops – There is a great range of shops around here. There are many personal local shops but there are also many stores that are known such as chipotle and urban outfitters. There is also a mall about 15 minutes off of campus that the bus can take you to.

5 College Junior

Academics: Extremely Strong – We have a very strong academic program here in general.

4 College Junior

Academics: Wonderful Professors – From the classes to the professors, the university takes their academics very seriously.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of Places to Eat – There are multiple restaurants that a person can go to that do not have a meal plan. For example there is Michigan Union, which has Wendy's, Subway, Panda Express and Ugos where you can buy packaged snacks and sandwiches. There are plenty of places all around campus that allow the students to have choices to eat.

3 College Student

Party Scene: Party Scene for Every Type of Student – Many parties also many quiet areas for "studiers".

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Variety of Activities – There is so much to do and be involved in at U of M. There is football on Saturdays. It is so much fun to be in the student section and be a part of the huge party that goes on there. I have been to concerts and orchestra performances. The restraunts are abundant. A short trip on the bus gets you to the local shopping areas.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Many Different Ethnic Backgrounds – At U of M there are many different background ethnicities. I have been exposed to many different races. That is one of the benefits of going to a large school. You learn about many cultures and religions.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Campus Security – I have not had any real experiences with campus security. I do work at the Union in the evenings and we had one issue with a purse thief. As an employed student we were sent to monitor the thief until the police responded. They were there within a short amount of time, but the assailant got away.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is terrible. Do not bring a car unless you have a house with a driveway that you can park your car in. Classes are all walking distance, so its really not a big deal to not have a car. Also, the busses are always running. Sure, waiting for a bus isn't the best thing in the world, but it sure beats having to walk 10 minutes to the parking space you had to circle around for 15 minutes for. Plus, if you don't have a car you can just take advantage of the suckers who brought one

3 College Freshman

Weather: Stuck It up – People complain about the weather all the time. The reality is that it is really not that bad. Yes, it snows and is cold. Obviously.. it's the winter.. buy a jacket. The roads and sidewalks are always clear no matter the conditions and the busses are always running so if you are too sensitive to the weather just get on a bus. When it is not winter, the weather is absolutely gorgeuous and the students take full advantage of it

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Pretty People – The majority of the peple at U-M are good looking. In addition, most of them look pretty fit and dress well. There are, of course, those people who look like they rollout of bed every morning and eat three jelly donoughts on the way to class, but you'll find them at every school unfourtunately.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: There are a variety of public transportation modes available. I take the bus to main campus every morning. With early classes the buses can be fuller and you may have to wait. In the evening after work (4am), I call for a cab at no charge that picks me up and drops me off at the dorm.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Great Professors – Excellent professors and lots of research opportunities

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of Good Options – a variety of nice upscale places downtown, and cheaper place too. lots of locally owned businesses.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Good Bus System – Buses are a good option. Limited parking on campus.

5 College Student

Local Area: Diversity and Opportunity – Ann Arbor is an amazing city. The University of Michigan is located within the city and is part of the vibrancy of city life. There are countless attractions, activities and cultural events available. Ann Arbor welcomes and partners with university students in all aspects of the community, offering students exceptional opportunities.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: Always Has Been a Vibrant Night Life – There are clubs, bars, theaters, concert halls, tons of fraternities and sororities, other clubs, committees and usually free things going on around the campus. There is something for everyone.

4 College Junior

Transportation: On Campus Great, Typical Commuter Cost to Airport – Since the train has a station right in Ann Arbor, bus depot, and numerous taxi stands, the transportation outside of the free university bus system is excellent. It is a very mobile town.

5 College Junior

Majors: Best Social Work Program in the US – University of Michigan was recently ranked the #1 school for a masters in Social Work in the United States. That being said, the curriculum, individual planning, field work, instruction and faculty are supreme. I love my program and can't wait to complete it. A lot of other prestigious schools have faculty that graduated from the University of Michigan and I will be proud to be an alumnus.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Very Diverse in All Ways – This campus is hugely diverse in many different areas. Because it is part of the greater Detroit metro area, I believe it has a lot to offer as far as varied ethnic, religious, sexuality, racial, socio-economic backgrounds go. It's progressive attitude towards these things may invite a more liberal attitude, but also invites diverse people to learn in a place that accepts all kinds. Like most higher-ed institutions, there still is a majority of white population. I want to say this hovers around the 60% rate, other minorities compromise the other 40% with emphasis on african-americans. It also has a wide variety of international students.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Buses Are Frequent and Reliable; Near Major US Airport – Lots of on-campus bus routes that run year round, seasonally and on holiday. In addition, ann-arbor city buses ('the ride") are also convenient and affordable and will take you around the city and the greater ann-arbor/detroit area. Speaking of, being that Detroit is about 40 minutes away, you will find ample airline options to just about anywhere in the U.S./world. "Zimride"is a campus-wide ride-share program for students at Umich. I would recommend this if you live in areas outside of ann-arbor. Parking on-campus rates vary depending on location and lot. They range from very affordable monthly fees to some mildly costly fees if you want super close parking, which is not necessary considering the spread of the campus and available campus-wide transport.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If You Want It, You Can Get It – I've never gone beyond smoking marijuana, but if I wanted anything else (cocaine and Adderall come most readily to mind) I am certain it would not be hard for me to buy it.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's All What You Make of It – Ann Arbor is what I would describe as an ideal college town; it's a far cry from the city I grew up in, but there is plenty to do, especially in downtown. The campus and the city more or less blend together, and you can find peace and quite in addition to excitement. Check out South University Avenue for some decent restaurants ("No Thai" is a must) and everyone should go to at least one football game.


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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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