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Reviews 3230 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Junior

Campus Food: Fantastic Eats in Ann Arbor – Plenty of variety on campus and with my BlueBucks it is so convenient to grab snacks or a meal between classes.n

3 College Junior

Weather: It's Michigan – You can't really expect a whole lot. I can be 70 in the middle of April, and then snow again. It's fairly unpredictable, so you tend to need to keep a wide variety of clothing, which is difficult in the small dorm space.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Bd's Mongolian BBQ – Since the university is completely integrated into the town of Ann Arbor there are plenty of dining options. Mongolian BBQ sticks out in my head as the best, next to Buffalo Wild Wings, because they have great prices and promotions, like all-you-can-eat buffet for only $10 on Mondays, and a huge variety of food that you can customize for your specific tastes.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Open Environment to Be Yourself – Overall U of M is a great place. It is very unique and offers so many different things and choices for everyone. There are so many diferent kinds of people there and it is excepting of everyone. Every ethnicity, race, culture, sexuality, status is there which makes it great for individuals to find themselves. Also, the education is outstanding.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Downtown Is Better – There are always house parties, but it depends on who you know. ALso Frats always have parties but they get really old fast. There are a coupe bars that are mainly Greek, like Score Keepers, so I would definitely skip those. If you are under 21 you best bet is house parties and frats, if you are over 21 there are tons of bars, especially downtown which are a blast

3 College Senior

Technology: The computers and labs are great but I wish there were more places to print. Every building should have a small lab with a printer, so that you do not have to go all over the place just to print a paper. The network is very reliable and you can get great wireless everywhere.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Not Much Help from the School – The off-campus housing search has been very difficult for me. I've looked at tons of places with no luck, and the school didn't really offer much support in helping students find off-campus housing options.

1 College Junior

Campus Housing: No Way to Dorm Living – Although living in a dorm is probably a good decision for first-year students, there is no way I'd ever live in one again. Rooms are small, buildings are old, and there is absolutely no privacy.

4 College Junior

Athletics: GO BLUE – Michigan football is an amazing program. Football games are often the highlight of the year.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: Great Variety, Poor Value – There are dining halls all over campus and offer a huge selection of food items, but at $10 a meal, it's not the cheapest option.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Say Goodbye to Your Car – The saying "if you want to bring your car to Ann Arbor, you better bring a parking spot with it" is 100% true. I only live 45 mins. south of U of M in Ohio and I wanted to take my car so that I could take trips home whenever I felt like it...But I soon discovered that there would be nowhere for my car, unless I was willing to pay good money for it.
On campus however, there is no need for a car. Walking is a perfect way of transportation and it's enjoyable because the campus is beautiful.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Big, but Not Overpowering – The greek life at U of M is pretty big on campus, but it doesnt overpower. A student does NOT have to be in a frat or sorority to find a good social scene.
The frat parties are good for incoming students who want to meet new people. Freshman and Sophomores usually go to these parties, they are what you make of them.

4 College Freshman

Technology: No matter the building a student goes to at UofM, there always seems to be an ample supply of computers. Accessing them is an easy task and if a lab is filled, there is always another lab with one that is sure to be open. The computers are very up to date and run quickly.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Science Major Students – Being a science major is significantly more time consuming than if I was--for example--a history major.

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking and Marijuana – Marijuana use is popular, as is drinking. However, it is really easy to find a niche of people who don't use.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a huge variety of guys and girls at UM. You can find any niche or type of person you want if you look for it. UM has both guys and girls ranging from geeky to athletic. It seems like too many people are overly obsessive over their intelligence.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Huge Variety – Diversity is important here. There is a great variety of different races and religions, as well as many classes that aim to teach students about cultures different from their own.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Japanese Cuisine Is Fantastic – There are a plethora of awesome sushi places. Prices may be a little high, but the quality of food is great, especially at Sadako's.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Expect Snow and Rain for Most of the Year – If you do not like the rain or cold, Ann Arbor would probably not be the best place for you. Fall is moderately warm, but it snowed for part of the Fall semester, and almost all of the winter semester. The campus is a beautiful place to be however, once Spring rolls around.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Strictness Depends on Housing – The strictness of the campus policies, or at least how strictly they are enforced, depends on the residence hall in question. If you are going to drink, be discreet about it, and do not advertise possession of alcohol. Also, be sure to leave any drinks at frats - campus police will arrest you if you are seen with a cup and possibly breathalyze you. As to drugs, Ann Arbor students and faculty alike are notorious for smoking weed. Strictness in that case depends on whether you get caught by the Ann Arbor Police or the campus police: Ann Arbor police will let you off with a $25 fine while the campus police will arrest you.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Swimming in the Fishbowl – One of my favorite facilities on campus is the fishbowl. The fishbowl is a computer lab in which half of the computers are macs and half are PCs. All the technology is very up to date. There are also tables set up with staplers, tape, and other office supplies. There is a support desk available to help any student who asks for it. It is probably the most popular facility on campus for any student who needs to write a paper.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have loved my experience at U of M so far. The people are great and I truly feel like I'm getting one of the best educations in the country. I definitely made the right decision for me in going here.

4 College Junior

Transportation: There are many options for transportation from university vehicles, busses, student transportation as well as trains.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: I was generally disappointed with the food in my dorm. Many times it was a struggle to find a hot meal that was actually healthy. I usually had to resort to yogurt or salads.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Not Bad! Yes Michigan is known for its harsh cold weather, but honestly I expected it to be worse then it was. What is wonderful about Ann Arbor is you get to experience all the seasons :).


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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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