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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.

5 College Student

Parking: You don't ever need a car on campus, everything is within walking distance or you can take a bus with ease.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The Students – I have been here for two years now and I still haven't ran into a person that wasn't willing to help. It seems like everyone is well mannered and is willing to help a stranger.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: The snow makes the buses run slower so you have to allow more time for travel.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Students are expected to do well. Some colleges within the university are more strict than others. But overall, you have to pass your classes or you will be put on probation.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Wide Variety – Dorms are good overall, though, obviously some better than others. Each dorm has a unique character and given the widespread campus, location also plays a big factor.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Connection Might Be Sketchy – There isn't wifi all over campus. For instance, West Quad dorms require an ethernet cable. However, some dorms like South Quad have recently installed wifi routers for the building, though some rooms have better connection than others.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: A Lot of Parties – Every weekend, there must be quite an amount of parties in nearby places. However, sometimes it is quite noisy.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very Diversed Environment – The university of Michigan's campus is a very diversed learning place; in fact, it is among the most diversed universities in the U.S..

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very Safe – Ann Arbor is a small campus town with its police force. Crimes here are rare and most of the residents are students.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Greatest School on Earth but Necessarily the Best for Your Career – I grew up a Michigan fan and have been cheering for the Wolverines my entire life. Amazing parties, extracurricular life, sports, entertainment, graduation speakers- and more anything you want. I love this school, but the problem is this school is hard; if you party and don't study you will fail. I had to transfer out after my first semester freshman year because I didn't have med school like grades. We really are the leaders and the best; one can fit in here there is something here for everything. Just keep school in mind because while we do work hard and play harder there are always Asians studying in the library.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Parties Parties Parties – Michigan is a Big Ten school- and therefore is a party school.
Game drinking is a part of life although one does not have to partake one would be welcome. The State street parties are open to all. Except for the occasional lame weekend due to exams, Michigan throws down hard every game day and most weekends. If you want to drink...alcohol is free at both frat and house doesn't have to pay to get in. Weed is out there and people do smoke, but drinking is much more viable and fun in my opinion. This past year's welcome week they did crack down on parties and people did get MIPs

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Many Places to Eat...Ocaasionally Not Very Good Food – East Quad sucks
Lived in Baits frosh year...Bursley has great food but North Campus is so far away
Mojo, South, and West Quad are the best places to eat. Unfortunately Mojo is always packed.
Victors and Hideaway and Chow Town are tops for quick good sandwiches and pizza. I prefer using Blue bucks over eating in the dining hall

3 College Senior

Parking: Driving in Ann Arbor is one of the worst choices you could make. This is definitely a pedestrian town, and they expect cars to follow their rules. Unless you're trying to find parking on North Campus, I wouldn't even bother. Just walk to class or take one of the many university or city buses. Many people also use bikes, but the sidewalks can start to get crowded.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: They're Alright – Greek life at UofM is definitely noticeable, but it's not what runs campus. They're most known for their parties and party attitudes, and their houses range from "looks trashed" to "wow what a gorgeous house." You also see them sometimes raising money on the diag for a cause. Non-Greeks have varying opinions on Greeks. One opinion is that Greeks are people with money and think Ugg boots are appropriate winter footwear, but can definitely have fun and buckle down when necessary.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: A Little Something for Everybody – From the adorable and charming geeks to artsy and unique types to the full-of-energy and ready-to-party frat/sorority boys/girls, you will find someone for you on the Ann Arbor campus of UofM. And since we get a large range of weather patterns, there's enough opportunity to show every side of yourself. This applies to girls and guys.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: Snows a Lot – It snows a lot here, but classes hardly ever get cancelled, which is annoying. Classes are really far from the dorms, so it can get a little treacherous walking to class in ice and snow. But, once the weather turns nice, everyone hangs out outside.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses Are Best – School operates plenty of buses so students can reach the place they want to go easily. Moreover, Ann Arbor's local bus fare is free for my college students.

3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Good bus system – Good transportation to everywhere on the massive campus. There are buses that run every 10 min to north and south campus (from central campus) and it's not that bad of a walk to get most anywhere else. There is also public buses that the city uses to get way off campus, but I never had to use those as I had a car.

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Pretty bad – So, the parking situation is horrible. If you are an employee, you get a pass to the massive lots for $500/yr. Otherwise, you look for street parking, which may take you a while. Otherwise, you can get a parking spot with an apartment or separately, which will cost you a lot too ($300-1500/year). When I became a commuter student for my last semester though, I just learned to eat parking tickets (about 2 per week) because there was nothing you could do.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Bars, bars, bars – The bar scene is pretty standardized. There are about 6 bars in the area that compete for the business of certain nights of the week (Tuesdays is Scorekeepers, Thursdays is Mitches, or whatever). These are catering to the partiers though. There are some nicer establishments that have food and drinks that you can have a glorious time at any time of the week. Also, there is a rock/dance concert venue, and a club past main street. Not bad for a small town.

2 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Lacking in physical, bolstered by the mental – If you are here looking for hot bodies, go to Western Michigan University instead. If you are thinking about this school to advance knowledge, this is the place for you. Overall, the people are fun and respectful though.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Similar to the on campus housing, the houses have character, since Ann Arbor is a great old city. However, most of the housing that is accessible to the students are in shoddy condition at best. As an adult, you wouldn't live there. However, it is close to some really nice victorian houses, however it'll cost you the more you upgrade. Housing can run from $400-1000 per bedroom, depending on quality and placement


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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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