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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am in the process of exploring majors, while still taking classes that meet LS&A degree requirements. Therefore, my classes are varied. I like the fact that there are so many options. So, for people like me, who want to explore the arts, I can find a math class that will meet the requirements but still be interesting for me. UofM has so many options that it can make your head swim, and students need to take advantage of the advising process in order to optimize their time and talent.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I have found that the academics at UofM are challenging. Like everywhere else, there are professors that I don't like, and I don't always think that it's fair when I can't get into a class that I want. But they have procedures in place to get waitlisted for classes in case space opens up, and they try to be fair with the registration process. I find it necessary to study a lot in order to keep up with my classes, but I enjoy the challenge, and for the first time in my life I am actually enjoying the learning process. It is so different from high school, but so much more interesting. To me, the study time doesn't feel like work. I actually enjoy it.

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College Sophomore

Academics: I have not yet declared a major. The freshman workload was heavy. I think the whole process works best when the student seeks help. They don't try and find you to help you figure things out. You have to go find them, but when you seek advice, there are people who are willing to help you and who are willing to listen to your interests and your goals and then give you their best advice on how to reach those goals.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: It seems to me that the university is most strict on its academic standards, as it should be. I have not had experience with other types of violations, like underage drinking or dorm visits, but I know that there is a lot of drinking that goes on, and that it doesn't get caught. I have not had any personal experience with academic problems, but I know what the rules are and I know from other people that they are strictly enforced.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not lived off campus, but I expect I will. The university encourages students to stay in the dorms for the first 2 years, and I agree with that policy. Based on siblings' experiences at the UofM, off campus housing is available, and probably typical of many college towns. The houses are old, but conveniently located to campus, and there are multiple rental agencies that list them. I think they are expensive for what you get, but they are probably priced like most other college towns.

College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have not had any experience with safety or security problems. I know where the safety phones are. I know that there are procedures in place. I also know that if I am uncomfortable walking on campus at night, all I need to do is call security and they will provide transportation without charge. I do not feel unsafe on campus. I do think that the buses to north campus get very crowded, and that scares me, but I think if a student is self-aware and takes precautions this is a safe campus. Like anywhere else, you have to be cautious about your own safety, but I think that's just a smart thing to do wherever you are.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: UofM is well known for the diversity of its student body, and it shows. It is also a well known school globally so we have many international students.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I did not rush for sorority.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I am under the legal drinking age, so I have not participated in any bar or club scene. I know from siblings who attended UofM that they had fun at the bars, especially on football weekends.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Like all college students, I get tired of cafeteria food and I miss home cooking. Overall, however, the campus food is decent and we have other options for fast food, where our campus dining dollars are accepted.

College Sophomore

Majors: I have not yet applied for an internship and do not know yet whether I will be doing so.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I applied to the College of Literature, Science and Arts based on my intention to be an English major. The advising process was good, and the direction I received as a freshman has opened my eyes to the possibility of other types of majors. I am now considering a double major: French and Comparative Literature, with the hope of study abroad.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not apply for scholarships or financial aid.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Statistically, I know I'm safe walking alone at night from the library or whatever on campus. But especially as a female, it's still a lot more reassuring to walk in a group. Especially around places more off campus, and even just on campus, it's always safer to walk with someone else.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is usually a lot more affordable. There's lots of options. The best ones in terms of location and quality are clearly more expensive and comporable and/or more expensive to/than dorm prices. Other than those options, it's pretty affordable and there's locations all around campus.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's Michigan. The team, the team, the team.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: I think it really depends but for the most part, it's pretty average. Lots of people can get away with doing things. But just don't do them.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are rigorous. They're what you would expect from a world-renowned university. Professors usually have lots of credentials; some are better teachers than others. Most are more than willing and happy to help as long as you ask. It really boils down to amount of effort students put in. If you want to succeed, you will find ample opportunities and resources to do so.

Study areas are great. The Ugli and the Fishbowl great to study with friends. The Stacks/Grad library is really quiet, as well as the Law Library. Those are probably the most popular but there's so many nice, accomodating, and quiet places everywhere with computer labs to study.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Intro classes to econ and poli sci are weeder classes, which can be unexpectedly hard. However, resources including teachers and gsi's are great.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Ann Arbor has made the list so many times for being a classic college town. It's great; there's a mix of everything for everyone.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I love the facilities. The technology is some of the best and very high quality. There's a whole variety of places to study at and all that.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I really don't have a very knowledgable opinion. I'm sure it's great for people who are in Greek, but as a non Greek, I really can't say for sure.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There's all different types of people. A lot of it seems dependent on whatever majors they are in- dress is generally casual but there's a lot of freedom. No one really judges.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's a public university and understandably in state students receive higher priority than out of state students but it would be great if out of state students were better taken care of in the future.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There's so many people on campus and the student population is pretty diverse. I'd say that you would need to make an effort to find that diversity simply because there's so many students; it's easy to become friends with people just like you and get stuck in that rut.

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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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