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5 College Student

Athletics: Go Blue! Sports are big and everyone goes crazy for football season. There's a lot of school spirit and the facilities are nice.

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4 College Student

Drug Safety: Not Unless You Look – Like at most colleges, I assume there would be drug use and alcohol use. But I don't hang out with such people so therefore, I don't usually have to see or notice these instances.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Who You Know – Most of the nightlife is not really in the clubs in Ann Arbor. It's usually a house party where people go if they are trying to party. If you like the club scene, you have to be 21+ for most and for a couple it is 18+ for women and 21+ for men. Besides, if you know someone who's throwing a house party, you usually can get in free.

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1 College Sophomore

Diversity: If you are looking to better interact with people from different races it tends to be hard because people don't like to step outside of their comfort zones and find it hard to relate with other people. Unless more students take Psych/Soc 122 and actually make an effort to understand the backgrounds of others; be it race, economic and social upbringings, religious or political beliefs...it can get kind of lonely. The upside to people not breaking out of their comfort zones is that there are countless orgs they can join and feel like they belong. Because the minorities at U of M make up less than 5%, the student body isn't properly represented and the majority, whites, pretty much have a say in everything

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Transportation:Buses and Parking – I really enjoyed the frequency of the campus buses and how engineering school and IT-help implemented the magic bus concept to help students locate where the next bus was and which one would be more convenient for the student to catch to ensure the student was as close as possible to their destination. If you have a vehicle, using the Michigan Blue buses is great because parking anywhere on campus is beyond a nightmare. The police and meter maids are always looking for a way to give someone a ticket, even if you have a parking pass and park in the right color lot. If parking wasn't such a nightmare, transportation would be a B+/A-.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Great Stuff – Being a giant spendthrift and vegetarian, I'm not in much of a position to pass judgment on off-campus dining, but from what I've seen of it it's great. Between Subway, Noodles, and Mia Zazz, I always have a great place to go if I want to go out. My friends tell me Buffalo Wild Wings is good too.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: It Works – There are enough guys and women there that you should be able to find someone.

4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Pretty Good – You can pretty much rely on school computers. You might have difficulty finding an open one during the day in the Fishbowl (in Angell Hall), but I've never experienced any trouble with a school computer. They also have most of the software you'll need for coursework.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Lots to Eat – There are lots of choices for quick meals around the campus. Variety of ethnic foods available. Easy to grab something quickly.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Depending on the time of year, police can be sticklers about underage drinking. I know in the dorms that DPS is pretty hard on students for drinking in their rooms. Block parties and events during "welcome week" are just asking to get busted, so beware when you participate in these events. Other than that, as long as you aren't being too obnoxious, you will be fine.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants are super abundant and convenient in Ann Arbor. On any given street you can choose from a variety of cuisines depending on what you are in the mood for that day. One of my favorites is the Pizza House because it has EVERYTHING that your heart could desire from a plain old burger to their famous chipatis. Price range varies from restaurant to restaurant, so you can spend anywhere from five to twenty dollars. Also EATBLUE offers great discounts for students weekly.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Michigan is an amazing place. Work hard, play hard. That's the general idea.

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4 College Sophomore

Parking: No Car – You don't need a car. Everything is pretty close and wherever you need to go, the AA bus system and Blue Bus system are very good

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Not Bad – The occasional crime alert, but never anything too bad. DPS basically does nothing but give kids MIPs in dorms.

College Freshman

Academics: I'm Undeclared-Declare! Not having a major doesn't give you the same resources that people in programs have.

4 College Freshman

Technology: There's a ton of labs, but a lot of the popular ones are very busy usually. You'll want to bring your own computer if you can afford it.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Discussion Sections – My friends that go to other colleges have no idea what discussion sections are. I love them! Most of my classes are in huge lecture halls so I feel awkward asking questions because 200 people are looking at me. In discussion sections, it's easier because there's 20-25 people. Asking questions and understanding the material is much easier in discussion sections.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I haven't really heard anyone talk about drugs or offer them. I don't live on campus, so I don't really see the night life and that could be a reason.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The buildings are nice and easy to navigate through. There isn't anything gross, like leaky ceilings or anything. The librarians are always helpful. There's something for everyone: gyms, libraries, food, etc.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: There Are Frats – There are plenty of fraternities and sororities, but not everyone is in one. Nobody really cares if you are in one or not. You can go to parties if you want and they can be a really good time.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: Very Diverse – I've worked in groups consisting of people from Oman, India, China, Korea, Colombia, and all over the United States. I have friends from many different cultures. Everyone seems to get along well.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses Run, So Do You – Make it to the bus or flag down a cab, either way, Don't try to wing it around campus.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Fun but Stay Smart – You can have a lot of fun, but you have to be careful. Be smart with your drinks and yourself.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It Could Be Worse – Generally speaking, things are nice at South Quad. It is relatively clean and food is decent. In general, to have fun, you need to leave the dorm. The housing process in general is pleasant and RA are typically not difficult or overly strict.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Great Facility – Great facilities. Would recommend the school. Social life might be a little extreme, but students are able to balance school and fun.

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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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