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Reviews 3056 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Overall, campus is a safe place. There are some places that I would feel uncomfortable walking alone at night, but that is mostly because of their isolated nature, not because it is a dangerous community.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Michigan athletics are the best! Tradition & excellence create a fun, energetic environment for students and fans.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: We have a lot of spirit and that shows through sports. Cheering on for our varsity teams.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There's always something to do, not only for those people who are social but also for those who don't want to interact much.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: They recently put a lot of money into the new facilities. On gamedays, people get crazy. Go blue!

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The cost is pretty high, but you pay for location most of the time.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The system of "rush" for girls definitely needs to change, although I don't know in what way. I think it is a pretty superficial system, but it is hard to come up with a way to make it work with thousands of girls rushing.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of gems in this town! So many places to try.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: I love how it can feel both like a small town and like a big city at the same time.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school makes a conscious effort to meet the needs of the students, but I would say there needs to be a change in the way the students think about the seriousness of some of the things that go on.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: You can find somewhere to go any night of the week

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived on north campus, which was about a 5-10 minute bus ride to most of my classes. Most people hate living on north because it can get annoying to trek back and forth sometimes, but I am glad I was put in Bursley. You meet a lot of people because it is a social dorm, and it is nice to be on a quiet part of campus sometimes.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I must admit I am in the best dorm on campus, east quad, so my experience has been very good but I would be very upset if I were living in Mary Markley. It seems a bit unfair that people in Markley have to pay the same price that I do for a much lower quality dorm.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Typically, if I am looking to go out I can be found at a house and/or co-op party. I try to steer clear of fraternity parties as they are a bit too aggressive for my taste, but I have fun pretty much wherever I go.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Football has been a hot mess this season but there is still a large support for them from students. Basketball and Hockey have a good reputation and are popular events for students to go to.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: As a young female on campus I typically do not feel unsafe on campus. I work on e. liberty street and walk home alone late at night, alone, and feel totally safe. With that being said I am conscious of my surroundings, whether it be walking home or at parties because even though I have not had a time where I felt in danger I do know that girls get assaulted on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The only complaint I have about off-campus dining is the price. Ann Arbor has a high living standard so a meal can be pretty pricey if one is not careful, but the food is always excellent and I have not yet been disappointed.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I think that there are times when administration chooses to punish rather than to teach, which I do not agree with. The whole point of college is to learn; we are a bunch of young adults with newly gained independence. Safety is important but that should be the goal of administration--to keep students safe--not to punish them.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People at this school are extremely well rounded. While some say Michigan has "ugly girls" I don't think this is true. There's a very wide range, so whatever people you like, you'll be able to find them. In general, the people are extremely smart and ambitious and I think they have a higher level of respect for their peers than I've seen at other colleges.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I'm a vegetarian, and I've had no problem with the campus dining. They have a pretty good amount of options, though it can get repetitive. Some of the best features: mojo cookies, twigs late night, south quad pasta bar, north quad flat bread, and east quad cheesy bread. My only complaint would be twigs in general and the hours, especially on the weekends.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Whenever you're in the mood to go out, there's probably something to do, especially in Greek Life. Most sororities/frats will have mixers every wed-sat, sometimes tuesdays. Late nights, which are open parties frats host after mixers for any girls usually happen every thurs, fri, and sat. People also go to bars like Cantina, Skeeps, and Ricks. Cantina is best for freshman because they're really lenient on fakes, and Ricks is more for upperclassman. People also go to house/apartment parties. Football Saturdays are considered "the best night of the week" and are attended by the majority of students. Pregames/tailgates start very early and are widely attended.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most students live off campus after their freshman year. Housing can be very expensive. Most of the apartments students live in go for about $1,000-$1,5000 per month per person. That's not to say that you can't find cheaper housing, it's just not as prevalent or available. People start getting housing for the following year around Halloween time.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Freshman are required to take Relationship Remix and Change it up classes on sexual assault prevention and bystander intervention. SAPAC and other resources do a great job at helping victims. Sexual assault is not that common, but it does happen. I've seen first hand how helpful SAPAC is to students.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is anything you could want. For more upscale dining, main street and downtown Ann Arbor have great options. Savas on State Street is one of everyone's favorites. For late night options, students get cheesy bread from Pizza House or Insomnia Cookies.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a huge part of the party scene, especially freshman year. Girls can go to frat parties if they aren't in a sorority, but non frat guys definitely can not get in to frat parties, and these make up most of the freshman social scene. If you're a guy, I would highly recommend rushing, or at least looking in to it. If you're willing to be open minded, it isn't that difficult to get a bid.

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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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