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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Ann Arbor is an amazing city, just parking is a hassle.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school provides little financial aid

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Every college campus will be strict against alcohol and drug use.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Most Greek students are okay, others are stereotypical

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: High prices and poor facilities.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The Michigan Amnesty laws for underage drinkers is great

1 College Sophomore

Weather: Michigan weather. It is extremely bi-polar and unpredictable.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Pretty good diversity all around in terms of ethnicity. Politically it is mostly liberal though.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The University of Michigan has some of the greatest players and fans out there. My only complaint is that our teams aren't consistent. Great teams and players though.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Basically our 900+ clubs available to students. There really is something for everyone to get involved in which helps students feel welcome on campus.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Computer labs are everywhere, printer are everywhere, wifi is everywhere (although it can be slow at times) however having your own laptop would make life easier, at the University of Michigan I could see how you could survive without a laptop because of everything they make available to you. The only hard thing is that everyone who is not an engineer only gets 400 pages to print per semester, and while it seems like a lot, you go through it really quickly.

3 College Freshman

Weather: During the winter it is pretty awful, especially this year since it was so cold. However during the warmed months, you can really see the change on campus where a lot of people are outside and enjoying the sunshine and it is just the best to see everyone out and about.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Just use the blue busses. They are free and can get you really close to where you need to go. Also the RIDE busses are free for UM students and again, can basically get you really close to anywhere off campus you need to go. Just learn how to use them early on and getting around campus will be a breeze.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit is like no other on campus- especially during football season. Although I really do feel bad for all of the student athletes that are not football players because there sports rarely get the recognition they deserve. Our school really does mainly care about its football program and that's it. I mean you can get into Women's Basketball and Men and Women's Track and Field meets (and a lot of other sports) for under $3 a game, heck Men's soccer is even free admission. Where you have to pay $300+ for season football tickets? It's ridiculous.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is campus. It is big, and there are a lot of strangers there. Walking alone at night I do not feel all that safe but that is because I am a 19 year old girl. No one ever really feels safe walking alone at night. However if you are on campus, or living in a neighborhood right off of campus, walking alone at night isn't so bad just because generally there are always other people walking around too. Also that campus does an awesome job of making sure the area is well lit which I think really deters crimes from occurring.

1 College Freshman

Parking: There are literally hardly ever parking spots. You are better parking way off campus and bussing it in if you are going to be there the entire day. Tickets are given frequently, so if you are parking somewhere for the whole day make sure you are in a legal parking spot. You really don't need a car on campus though because of the wonderful bus systems. Also if you make friends, chances are one of them will have a car if you need to use one. Or you can also look at ZipCar or GreenRide, two ways to access cars on campus.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I mean yes people drink, we are at such a big university that it is very prevalent. Same goes for drugs like weed, especially being in Ann Arbor during Hash Bash. But really no one that I know of has ever been forced into doing something. The people here- while they may be making questionable decisions- really don't use peer pressure a whole lot. Policy enforcement is basically on the basis of if you are under the influence and being obnoxious you will be caught. if you are minding your own business while under the influence however cops generally won't bother you.

College Freshman

Administration: Honestly, being away at college at such a big school, no one really cares what you are doing if you are being legal and not annoying others. Even if you are being illegal, like drinking underage, no one is going to bust you unless you bring it on yourself like by being in a place that is super noisy so the cops are called. I mean by the time you are at college the school really isn't going to tell you what you can and cannot do. You are expected to just use your common sense.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: U-M is one of the best schools in the country

5 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Varies from small places to modern expensive living

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Ann Arbor has sooo many restaurants, especially for a small city. And good ones too. There is a large variety of ethnic foods and there are alway new places to try. Depending on where you live, the better restaurants downtown might be a bit out of the way, but I definitely recommend trying as many places as you can.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Labs are usually pretty full, but it's not impossible to find a computer. I definitely recommend having your own laptop, but you could get by on the school's computers. Wifi can be spotty at times but it is everywhere, including all dorms, and when it works it's fast.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is always something going on on the weekends, and a lot of people go out and drink (but not everybody of course). Because there are so many different types of people in Ann Arbor, there's something for everyone, meaning you can party or find other things to do. If you're not in a frat it can sometimes be hard to find parties, but generally it's not a problem.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't qualify for much financial aid and there are some scholarships, but you might want to look at private scholarships.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Academics at Michigan are tough. I'm an engineering student so it's especially hard, but that just means you'll know your stuff even better. Professors seem enthusiastic about teaching. Some intro courses will be very large lectures, but most have discussion sections of about 30 students where a GSI (or TA) will help you learn the material. Professors also all have office hours and are helpful if you go. Other resources for getting help are the Science Learning Center or the Math Lab, where you can get free tutoring. The moral is even though it's a large school, help is there for you if you seek it out.

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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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