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4 College Freshman

Weather: A majority of the time it is extremely cold in Ann Arbor and snows a lot as well. Although it makes it inconvenient to go out for fun, there are things to do inside as well. Those who maintain the campus are very good about salting the sidewalks. Classes are relatively close to each other and even if things are far away the buses run from convenient places.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: A Diverse Population – I have never been in a academic environment comprised of a throughly mixed ratio of races. Along with these races there are numerous religions at UMich. The student body and faculty support these races by having student organizations, performances, conferences, and events that reflect these races and religions, as well as sexual orientation. These events and organizations are open to all students despite their views which provides a extensive array of educational opportunities and a path towards acceptance of all.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Great Resources – The University of Michigan definitely has a very challenging curriculum, however there are numerous resources in order to make courses easier to cope with. The professors make themselves available for students for further assistance on the course. There are also several other buildings that specialize in helping students.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Difficult for Out-Of-State – They give a lot of merit scholarships, especially in LSA, but I know of a lot of out-of-state students who are paying full tuition.

4 College Freshman

Technology: access is available in every building. Occasionally, the printers get clogged, but everything else is good.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Not available like one would like it for international students

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: All in One – A huge school that can be made small, everything is available and each person will find his/her own niche. Great academically, socially, great sports (usually) and great school spirit

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Variety of Food Choices – Theres a variety of choices in regards to types of food and hence in costs, theres a bit of everything, most places are easily accessible, student discounts arent as available as one would like

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: obviously i wish i would have gotten more financial aid. Michigan is an expensive school. i was able to get a small academic scholarship, so that helped a little. the whole financial aid process in general is just pretty difficult i think.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: you can bus around ann arbor pretty easily. there are always buses going around, and with your M card you can ride for free. it is pretty tough to get anywhere outside of Ann ARbor for a good price, though. YOu need to take a cab, which can get pretty expensive.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: the dining here is pretty decent. i have allergies to gluten and dairy and i can almost always find at least one thing on the menu that i can eat, besides the salad and sandwich bars. it's not the most excellent food in the world, but it's definitely not bad.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I recieved a lot of scholarships from my home town but it's pretty difficult to get a scholarship from the University of Michigan. Mainly because they don't give out scholarships directly from the University, many are from U of M alum. However, I did receive a loan through FAFSA if that is associated with the university?

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: U of M Guys and Girls – Almost every girl is wearing some color North face and Uggs, while the men sport the U of M tee shirts and sweat pants. Both guys and girls at U of M are pretty cocky and full of themselves. Every now and then I'll run into a real attractive guy, but there's not too many around. The girls are pretty, but stuck up.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Great Cultural Diversity – The local atmosphere in Ann Arbor is very diverse and culturally accepting. There are a multitude of activities including dining, arts, and athletics.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the places right around campus are good for college students price wise. When you get to main street, however, the restaurants are pricey. Other than that, I'm happy with the prices at places such as Cosi and Jimmy Johns.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I enjoy the variety of foods available at each dining hall. Sometimes, especially around break time, the menus can get kind of repetitive, so the variety is lacking around those times, but overall I enjoy the wide range of choices available to me.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Girls Are Hot – You will find people from all over the world a the University of Michigan. People are fun, hardworking, the girls are very hot always working out.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great School – University of Michigan is ranked among the top 5 universities in the country. My campus is close to home. It is a beautiful campus. The student body is diverse. I like the Ann Arbor community.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Bar Scene – House parties are common. There are lots of bars and clubs in the area. Cabs are readily available for safe transportation.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Are Epensive – Apartments are available but the ones with reasonable rent prices are below average as far as furnushings, common facilities, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: All of the school buildings are close enough together that you can walk, but the rest of campus is pretty spread out. The bus system is pretty reliable during the week, but if you're on North Campus, its hard to get around on the weekends. You don't need a car, but it would be nice to have one- majority of freshmen don't bring cars. Really, you can walk pretty much anywhere as long as you don't mind it being cold

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Ross Business School – Ross is one of the best business schools in the country for good reason. The classes are very hard, and there is a very strict curriculum so a lot of times you have to take classes you don't like. However, the quality of the classes are very good and you learn so much. The facility/resources are amazing- tons of professional resources for jobs and internships, clubs, advising, a nice cafe, and a beautiful workout facility. Huge companies are at Ross every day trying to recruit the students. Everything at Ross is top notch, just be prepared to work very hard!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: BIG Deal – Sports at Michigan are a huge deal. Pretty much every sport gets a ton of respect from the non-athlete population, and there are always fan sections at events, even gymnastics! Michigan students love their team, and you're always a Wolverine. The facilities are awesome too!

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: TONS of People Here – Even in my first year, I met a ton of people from all over the world. There are lots of international students in my classes. There is also lots of campus activity having to do with tolerance and respect. We had to do a few mandatory workshops about sexism and womens issues.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe on campus. The campus security is always about, so that's not an issue. I would say common sense is a good thing, because random acts of theft are unavoidable. Lock your dorm room when you leave, don't let random people into your room.

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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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