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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: East Quadrangle was newly renovated in 2013 and it's a great dorm with a lot of convenient facilities. The rooms are spacious and the location is prime on Central Campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Perhaps more diverse than most universities. Many international students

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Campus is great. Museums, awesome buildings, endless study spots, and specific libraries.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some dorms are in rough shape--especially the freshman dorms. Upperclassmen have better options, and most dorms are in central locations

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It's a tough school to get in to, but not the most difficult. It is reasonable, and the essay topics are not too difficult.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I do enjoy being a classics student at U of M. It is very difficult, and I spend 3-6 hours a day studying and doing homework. The curriculum is liberal, often too liberal for me, but even so the classes are good. There are many study abroad opportunities, research opportunities, and scholarships.

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2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: A lot of issues with date-rape and excessive drug/alcohol use

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Many knowledgeable professors, a great variety of classes, and lots of resources for students.

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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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