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Reviews 3067 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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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 :).

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm a Non Greek. There is definitely a great greek life here, but you don't need to join to have fun at this school. The great thing is if you want to go party you can still go to a frat :D.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Pretty Diverse – Diversity was something I personally was looking for when I was looking through schools. The University of Michigan is pretty diverse in many different aspects. I have met people from all walks of life . Trust me, if you can think of a person you will most likely find that person here.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: No Need for Car – There really is no need for a car on campus. Most of the places you need to get to are within walking distance. The bus system is pretty good at getting you to the places that are not within walking distance.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus police are pretty understanding in the fact that they know that this is a college town, and that there is going to be underage drinking no matter what they do to try and stop it. Most of the time, as long as you are not being stupid about it, you can get away with underage drinking.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Many Resources – One of the reasons why i came to the University of Michigan over the other schools that i was accepted to was that it has a vast amount of resources and many places that you can go to get help. It has many libraries, a career center, as well as more specifice help areas like a physics help room, a math lab, and the likes.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Good Restuarants – I like all the stores in Ann Arbor. They have good food and nice atmospheres

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've Learned to Love It – -four seasons
-huge campus - lots of places to explore and study at
-diverse people

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I've never had any problems on campus, but I get crime alerts often.

4 College Senior

Local Area: The buildings in Ann Arbor are old looking and it gives the town a personality

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Relatively Safe – The campus is pretty safe but things like suspicious fires and sexual assault still occur on a monthly basis.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Safe but Sometimes Too Silent – Besides the campus itself, there isn't much to do if you don't have access to a car (the bus system isn't very reliable during the weekends).

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Ann Arbor – This small college city has it all. It's hard to not fall in love with the town and with everything in it.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Michigan Athletics are the best in the nation. We have amazing NCAA teams with numerous championships. Intramural sports are huge on campus too involving almost all the students. However, some of the facilities could be renovated.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Tons of computers in different buildings all around campus. Although some locations can be crowded during exam season, there is always some computers open.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Its Fine – The bus system is pretty easy to use, both the local one and the UofM one.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's Everywhere – Weed is everywhere. If you've never seen it around, you probably have never left your room. Coke and other drugs are prominent as well.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Super Pricey – It is possible to find good deals, but expect to fork out the money for a house or apartment.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman Dorms-North Campus – Stuck on North Campus my freshman year, the dorms felt dirty and often had a bad odor. The food was ok but not too many healthy choices. It was a good experience and the people were great. Dorms on central campus are much nicer.


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Burton Tower Burton Tower Burton Tower (aka the clocktower) is in the center, with Hill Auditorium on the left, and Rackham in the far right

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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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