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College Freshman

Parking: As an out-of-state freshman, I don't have a car, but parking fills up very quickly. I'm perfectly content to not deal with it.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Reliable and Fast Networking – There are residential computing labs in all of the dorms, so it's not essential to bring a computer, though I strongly recommend it. There is also a large computing site on campus with both Windows and Mac. There are always people working in the labs, but I have never had trouble finding a computer. Sometimes you have to wait, especially right before and after classes, but they're generally made very available. The internet connection is kind of slow if you have your own computer, so make sure to bring and ethernet cable. There is internet connection in all classes except for the classes held in the basement. It's also helpful to have your own printer, as students in LS&A only have 400 pages per semester.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus Feels Very Safe – I'm used to walking around at night where I live, and I actually feel safer on campus because there are more students walking around than sketchy wanderers. The lighting is fair, but not great, though walking alone is never really a good idea. However, I walk half an hour off campus to get to work, and I still feel safe because it's such a centralized college town.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Fresh/Soph= Frat – Freshman & Sophomore year- house parties and frats
Junior & Senior year= bars

no exceptions to these rules

3 College Freshman

Administration: Pretty Cool – In the dorms, unless you're an idiot, you'll be allowed to do what you want. Department of Public Safety will write people up, but only if they're obviously inebriated. Sometimes the dorm resident advisors can be cranky around exam times, but are chill for the most part

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are dorms. The newer ones have lots of amenities, but the older ones are good enough. Don't look for fancy suite-style dorms though, the overwhelming majority of dorms are standard 2-person doubles.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Facilities overall here are great. Some of the classrooms have those tiny-tabet desks, but overall lecture halls are nice, and they make god use of projection. Note: all discussion classrooms have blackboards.
the gyms here are overall really good. wide variety of machines, etc
libraries: great library system, plenty of places to study

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Many Fish in This Sea – With this many undergrads and the current admission standards, there are definitely a good mix of students here.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Two Thumbs up – Greek life here is great, period.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The U of M Experience – I came here to U of M undecided, mainly because its high ranking amongst public universities in the nation. The campus is physically impressive, all the buildings are either classically beautiful and well maintained (the union, the law diag etc.) or brand new (the B school). The registration process is about the same as I would assume it to be at any top rated university, and the councilors were exceptional. The workload can be intimidating at times, but that is part of the beauty of U of M. Juggling your extra curricular activities with your scholastic endeavors, while still maintaining a life, builds character and sets the U of M student apart from most.

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College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love, love, love Michigan! At first I didn't really know too much about the University, but once I stepped foot on campus, I fell in love with the school and the feeling of belonging. Big city and adventure follow you as you explore the campus and city of Ann Arbor.

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College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are 32 fraternities on campus (not including multi-cultural ones) and 16 sororities (again, not including multi-cultural ones). The Greek Life at Michigan is big, not big enough. If you're not into frat parties, there are plenty of clubs and house parties that will quickly fill the niche.

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College Freshman

Overall Experience: Michigan is the type of university that you just fall in love with. After I attended campus day for admitted students, I was sold. The campus is beautiful, the people are warm and welcoming, and the academics are superior. On campus, you are surrounded by diverse poeple who love their school. You are bound to pass at least 10 people wearing UMich gear. Go Blue!

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College Freshman

Weather: I'd give the weather an "F", or at best, a "D."

College Student

Local Area: I interact with MSU and Wayne State a lot. Both are about an hour away, give or take. But staying on campus is never a problem. I really like how the university is mixed right into the very fabric of the city of of Ann Arbor. There is no street dividing the city from the school, I like this blend.

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College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is pretty darn bad. It snows all the time.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is pretty expensive, and all the good places get snapped up in early November. If you want to get something good, you'd better be well organized.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I've lived in the dorms for two years and have been completely satisfied with the experience.

College Freshman

Parking: There is nothing to comment on about parking because it doesn't really exist. You don't need a car anyway.

Niche User

Guys & Girls: The girls seem to "disappear" around November when it starts getting cold and everyone starts wearing four layers of clothes, but you know when it's getting warm when all of a sudden everyone you ever took a second glance at in the beginning of school makes a reappearance.

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Drug Safety: I couldn't name more than 10 people who regularly do NOT smoke marijuana (a testament to how widespread its usage is,) but unless you really look for it, hard drugs don't seem to make their presence that much.

Niche User

Weather: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Although UofM does not give out lemons, it does supply an abundance of cold weather and snow. My suggestion? Instead of being a party pooper who is too afraid to venture out into the cold, figure out a way to make it a positive experience. Sledding on the arb, having snowball fights, making snowmen and playing hockey at the Music School pond are great ways to pass the winter.

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Off-Campus Dining: After a semester at UofM you'll find yourself having special bonds and allegiances to certain eateries around town. My personal favorites include BTB (Big Ten Burrito), Bell's Pizza (can you say "late night specials?") and Mr. Spots (best burger in town). Zingerman's deli has been given great reviews by Zagat and is a must visit (gets crowded on football weekends). Also, the Buffalo Wild Wings on State Street is a great place to watch a big game.

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Academics: Nearly every program at Michigan is in the top 10 in its field. That's one cool thing about Michigan-its academic reputation is incredible, to say the least.

Niche User

Academics: The professors are awesome here. The Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) get totally mixed reviews. You just have to be proactive and switch your class if you don't like the teacher.

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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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