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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: A lot of internships are available if you apply

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I can't say enough good things about the school

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Majors: It's a lot of hard work. But it is attainable

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: Held an internship over the summer and learned from it. Flexible hours helped!

5 College Sophomore

Majors: It was difficult but if you work hard in high school it is possible

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I knew where I wanted to go and fit in

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I had a great dorm- even though it had no air-conditioning

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football is suffering this year, though

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: compared to other colleges, it’s great and diverse

4 College Freshman

Athletics: This year sucks for Michigan football so far, but there is still always and outpouring of students who turn out on Saturdays to support the team

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Michigan is a very expensive school, without the scholarship that my old superintendent set up a few years ago, I would not be able to attend here. It is very hard for me to pay for the school with scholarships and especially living in a dorm. Tuition is very expensive here and not to mention that they keep raising it, which is not good for kids who come from the middle class

8 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Pizza is a huge thing here in Ann Arbor, so there's a lot of pizza joints, but it's really cheap so that's nice

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Ann Arbor is a beautiful place to live, there is so much to do at night and during the day. It is the perfect combination of city and college

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's alright, being a girl, I have no issues getting into frat parties, just the girls might treat you a little differently

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: no one parties harder than students at the University of Mihigan

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: There isn't very much supervision, which is nice as we are just beginning to enter the real world

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The only reasons not to come to Michigan are if you hate fun and don't want a good education. Seriously, it is hard to find anyone with a bad thing to say about it. It is what you make of it. A lot of people worry about big schools, but having gone to Michigan I can tell you big schools are as small as you make them. You are going to find your own scene, but you will still reap the benefits of the diverse social life and practically unlimited academic programs offered by a big school. You can make a big school feel small, but you can't make a small school feel big. I guess it is a little cold in the winter though.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Ann Arbor is one of the best restaurant towns in America. Options range from unhealthy but delicious places along State Street like Mr. Spots and Quickie Burger all the way to truly fantastic restaurants on Main Street like Mani Osteria and Aventura. The restaurants downtown are justifiably expensive. The only problem is that you won't have enough time to visit them all when your parents come for a weekend and take you out. If you like food make sure you eat at Aventura, Mani Osteria, Frita Batidos, Savas, Logan, West End Grill, Cafe Zola, and Isalita in that order. Pizza House and NYPD deliver until 4am, which will be really important if you ever go to Skeeps or pull an all-nighter (you will). You also have options like Chipotle and Five Guys and many more within walking distance of campus.

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5 College Senior

Party Scene: I assume the party scene is only better at schools in the South where reading is not a prerequisite for admittance. Football pre games are the earliest I wake up all year and they are my 6 most fun days of the entire year. Michigan has everything you want. I don't go to house parties, but they are pretty common. The bars are fantastic. Some people love Rick's (and it is great), but Skeeps (Scorekeepers) is the greatest bar in America. Your friends at small schools will never be able to understand what college was like if they didn't experience a football tailgate like they have at Michigan.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: School spirit is as good as it gets anywhere. Football game days are the most fun days of the entire year. The varsity facilities are incredible across the board. A++ Overall.

On the flip side the intramural facilities are unimpressive. Most gyms are pretty old and overdue for a renovation. I don't use them often, but when I do they get the job done and no more. The best thing I can say about them is that they are there.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I only lived in the dorms for a year, but this is an area Michigan is pumping a ton of money. They have gutted and renovated a different dorm every summer for the past few years and now offer beautiful dorms. Avoid North Campus dorms as a Freshman.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Greek Life: As with questions about the drug scene and LGBT acceptance and whatever else it all depends on what you want and the people you surround yourself with. Michigan has whatever you are looking for. I was not in a Fraternity because I played a Division I sport and was not allowed to pledge, but most of my non-athlete friends were and most of the (non-athlete) girls I tried to hook-up with were as well. Additionally, most of the parties and tailgates I attended were sponsored by or at fraternities. Therefore, Greek life was pretty central to my own experience and I have a generally favorable attitude towards it. There are a lot of fraternities and sororities so if you are interested in Greek life you will find one for you. However, Michigan is a very big school so if you aren't interested at all you can pursue other interests and not partake in Greek life. That being said, I would encourage anyone who is even thinking about it to seriously consider it. It is a great social network to have and is only as big of a commitment as you make it (you can always drop if you absolutely hate it). You will probably enjoy it though. As far as attitudes towards Greek life from non-Greeks, I am sure it ranges from love them to hate them and depends on the Greek organization as well.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The University is mostly uninvolved in helping students find off-campus housing. You should begin looking early because most houses in any neighborhood near campus are spoken for by November of the pervious school year. Houses and apartments run the gamut from cheap to expensive and from falling apart to very nice. There are upscale apartment buildings for low New York City rents (~$1400 per month per person), and there are crappy houses that go as low as $600 per month per person and probably even lower. I have lived in a decent house on East University, a horrible house on Greenwood, and a nice house on East University. In all cases my rent was between $650 and $750.

Off campus housing mostly depends on your landlord. Do a lot of research on this before you sign a lease, and for the love of God read your lease so you know what you are getting into. Some landlords will try to nickel and dime you for a house that is falling apart (Oxford Property Management... AVOID OXFORD AT ALL COSTS). And some landlords are responsive, understandable, and keep their houses in working order (we had a mostly positive experience with Sam Copi. Seriously though, don't rent with Oxford their business is charging students for anything and everything and then threatening you with eviction if you don't pay fees you can't even understand.

5 College Senior

Administration: Most U of M students like to come back to Ann Arbor a week or so before classes start for Welcome Week. Welcome Week is basically a week full of outdoor day parties and nights at the bars/frats/house parties. The University used to have Freshman come at the beginning of the week, and they would partake in the entire week. In an effort to prevent new student from partying too hard during welcome week they now move into their dorms on Thursday (as of 2014). I would say that is pretty reasonable if not lenient. Additionally, I have never known the University to be overly strict with the fraternities or to put in place policies to seriously curb drinking.

I am an Engineering student, and they take the honor code very seriously. I don't know of anyone who has been found in violation of it (it does happen), but they often emphasize its importance and remind students of it frequently. As part of the honor code for Engineering teachers are not present during the exams, and in my experience my instructors have been very diligent in following this and other policies. Lecture/recitation attendance depends on your field of study. As an engineering major all of my classes are recorded and posted online so I could feasibly never go to a single lecture. Again, this is not true for every major, and some classes/majors are heavily attendance based.

I lived in the dorms one year. I would say they are no more lenient nor strict than other schools. You need your student ID and personal code to get in most dorms/bathrooms in the dorms because Michigan is such a big school. I never had a problem with people visiting other than the inconvenience of getting into the dorms/bathrooms without a card. Drinkng in the dorms happens, but students will get written up if they are too loud or obvious. This generally isn't a problem as it isn't really necessary to drink in the dorms because there are so many other options.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a variety of restaurants in Ann Arbor and many are within walking distance. Although the best restaurants are a little more expensive, there are some on State street that are close and inexpensive. Not a lot of places have student discounts but I would definitely recommend Frita Batidos and Angelos as my favorites.

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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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