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Reviews 3458 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I was surprised how friendly people were and how easy it was to make friends. The classes are hard but if you put enough time in you will do well. Even though the classes are big, I find the professors approachable and helpful. Don't be scared to talk to them, they usually are more than happy to help. There are so many opportunities to try new things that you ever had a chance to experience in high school- take advantage of them! Ann Arbor is a great college town, there is lots to do.

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are plenty of places all over campus that offers free use of computers. But beware, they are tough to come by during exam week. I think it is important to have your own laptop, as they are often required for a class. You may want to bring your own printer to school as well because Michigan only gives you 400 pages to print per a semester. I have gotten internet everywhere expect in my psychology lecture- only macs were able to get internet there for whatever reason. Odd.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Tons of it! So many frats and sororities, and parties to go with them!

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Many not-so-great-looking girls, but also hot ones.

3 College Junior

Weather: Let It Snow. It snows a lot in Michigan. Even if there is a foot of it outside that does not stop the student population from heading out. Cabs are easy to find in Ann Arbor. We work so hard during we would not let a little bit of brisk weather stand in our way of some down time. Classes are NEVER cancelled. A lot of professors will be lenient with commuters, but even in a blizzard, expect to still have class to go to.

3 College Junior

Administration: Not Too Shabby – Not really too strict. I have heard of people being busted for drinking in their dorms, but it really is not all that often, unless you are advertising it. If it becomes a problem for the students around you, something will probably be done about it. If you use your discretion things and behave around your RA and the campus police you should be fine.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living in Ann Arbor. Expensive. I pay more for cost of living than i do tuition. (which in my case is very fortunate seeing as I am out of state). There is availability of living places but if you look past the prices they ask. There is a website on the university housing linking to a search page for off campus housing with specific criteria. It is relatively easy to find places, but you have to be quick. Parking is rough if you do not have a house. If you live in the dorms (and are not on north campus) then it will be hard to bring a car at all. That is the bonus of off campus housing, they often come with a few spots.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is pretty easy on North campus, but central campus is a little more difficult. Most houses have parking and if not streets are available for parking everywhere.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking Is More Popular – The drug scene at Michigan is pretty light. Some fraternities are cocaine hubs, but there are 40 some fraternities and only two or so have a drug record.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Incredible Sports – Varsity sports at Michigan are unbelievable. The entire school backs every sports team and the student sections are loud and vibrant and the sports teams are always good, making them fun to watch.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus security does a good job, but we have had problems with assaults. It is a big campus and therefore hard to lock down entirely. Don't leave room unattended and keep your computer safe in the libraries.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Costs Money but Plentiful – I personally don't have a car that I park at college, but parking never seems to be a problem with those who do. Usually parking garages or street side parking have openings and costs aren't unreasonable.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Very Fun – Greek life at the University of Michigan is a collection of very enjoyable and well rounded organizations. Fraternities host parties most weekends which much of the student body attends. Students who go through the rush process attend many and varied activities such as a photo scavenger hunt. Sororities are very close knit and widely popular among students. Both types of organizations are involved in many activities that branch out from conventional activities of a fraternity.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is plenty of diversity on the University of Michigan campus, however the student body separates itself unintentionally according to their race. African American members of the student body especially tend to create close knit groups with other African American students. The Asian community of the University of Michigan is very active with organizations for many different countries of origin.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: beCAUSE UoM is huuuuge, the MBuses are essential to every student's life on campus (without a personal car).
Except on the busy times, like morning classes and lunch time classes, the MBuses are perfect.
It does get real cramped in it though...
other than the buses being jam-packed, the buses run thoroughly at good timing all around campus so its not a big deal getting to places on campus.

Also, UoM has its personal mobile-app for real-time locations of every bus on campus so it's really useful for timing.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: I honestly think this is all relative to who you hang out with.
I am Korean but I hang out with a good mix of people so I have a good mix.
UoM has a very large student body, so you will somehow end up finding the right group of people on campus.
Very Diverse.

You hang out with Asians, you have and see more Asian friends.
same thing for any other races really.

Frankly, at UoM, you will see a lot of white students.
But I love white people, so I feel at home.
Most white people are awesome sooooo.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Being an Engineer at Uom – I am an engineering student at UoM and I have to say, all my upper classman engineers spend a lot of their times studying.
Being an engineer at UoM is extremely difficult in terms of workload and curriculum. Then again, to accommodate everyone's needs, the university offers endless resources and help for all of its students.
our many libraries are perfect for studying, all-nighters and group projects.

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4 College Senior

Majors: Work Study Opportunities – I believe that the University of Michigan provides a bountiful supply of opportunities for their students to get active in their pursuits and applying their major to their daily life via internships or work study opportunities. The only downfall is the immense amount of competition and the complicated process in getting involved.

5 College Senior

Athletics: U of M is always on top of notifying students about up and coming event details via email and keeping up the school spirit with discounts and motivating offers. The football games by far the most popular and have an incredible attendance with the best stadium in the United States by far which is absolutely breathtaking. The university also does pretty good job supporting their club sports and giving them a sturdy place in the athletics department as well as promoting intramural sports for good sportsmanship and fun.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: there are buses that run all the time during the week, and they are totally free. They go all over town and campus, and even to shopping centers outside of the city. It is very easy to get on a bus and go from one side of campus to another, but navigating the system can be tricky at first.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: there tons of different races and cultures at U of M. Many people are friends with each other and tolerant of other customs and religions. there are many culturally-based student groups and places to go to discuss diversity issues.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Mediocre Technology Services – the wifi always shuts down in many dorms, and isn't even available in many. They have a limit on number of pages you can print, and it's never enough. after that you have to start paying. the computer labs are always full, there aren't enough easily accessible. But they have nice computers, and a pretty secure system. When the internet does work it's usually pretty fast.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Nothing Special – The student body at the University of Michigan covers a myriad of religions and races, but the diversity present isn't really obvious unless you go to seek it out. Be prepared to see plenty of Asian students on campus; if you're taking upper-level mathematics or engineering, there's a pretty good chance a good portion of your class will be Asian.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing Priority Just Overturned – This year, the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor decided to reverse the order of housing sign-up, presumably to ensure all incoming freshman will have a place to live. The end result of this, unfortunately, is that juniors and seniors who desire to stay in dorms are out of luck unless they were lucky enough to attend the theme week for a theme community.

In terms of the actual dorms, the girls-only dorms of Barbour and Helen Newberry have VERY small rooms. My personal experience with Newberry was that it was very easy to connect with your hallmates, as everyone congregated in hallways or lounges to avoid spending time in such a small dorm room. The bathrooms in Newberry are very nice; the showers come with a glass door and each shower comes with a small changing area closed off by a curtain. In contrast, East Quad bathrooms have showers with a curtain and a communal changing area.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Decent Food on Central Campus – Depending on the dining halls you frequent, the quality of the food changes. Oftentimes, the smaller dining halls (e.g. Barbour) serve worse food than major dining halls such as South Quad or Mojo. The newest dining hall supposedly has the best food, though I've never been there, but if you want variety Mojo is probably the best place to go. If you're looking for more vegetarian options, I believe East Quad is your best choice if you're not in the mood for a salad. A word of advice - Blue Bucks are probably more useful than Dining Dollars in the long run, especially if you live in a dorm that doesn't have a cafe/mini-store such as Victors.


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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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