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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Honestly, I had a mostly great experience with financial aid here. The only problem that I ran into was that if I turned in scholarships, they took grant money away from me so try to get as many of your scholarships written directly to you as possible.

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College Freshman

Party Scene: I have only ever went to one tailgate since I have been here as partying isn't exactly my personality. I have heard that the parties are great though.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It honestly depends on the day and where you choose to eat at. They always have tons of options though, so that's a plus. If you are a picky eater, I recommend eating at the larger dining halls where you'll have a larger variety of choices.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. I live in a newer dorm and I absolutely love it! It's super close to most of my classes. The social aspect here is awesome. There is always something going on! The cost isn't too bad; they provide tons of scholarships and grants. Finding housing is easy and straightforward.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Obtaining off-campus housing is a ridiculous process in Ann Arbor. Places go incredibly quickly and people get really competitive. The worst is definitely prices - rent is absolutely outrageously expensive here. The landlords and management companies that I've had experience with have all been good, but price is the biggest deterrent.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Ann Arbor has an amazing restaurant scene and I love trying out new places. It is a little expensive so I can't go out to eat as often as I might like, but overall I think the variety and quality of Ann Arbor food is excellent.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I have never had any real experience interacting with the administration so I can't give it a negative review. Based on my positive experience at this university so far, they seem to be doing a good job.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I wish our school offered more merit-based scholarships. My family does not make a lot of money, but makes just enough so that I do not qualify for a lot of grants or loans that I really do need. I work hard and get good grades, and see just about no reward for that, and I think that should change.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Since this is such a big university there is always something going on. While freshman year I attended a lot of frat parties, I know prefer to hang out at house parties where there are a lot of people I know. They're a great way to hang out with friends, meet new people, blow off some steam from the week and just have fun.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are lots of dining halls to pick from which is nice. However, I've found that most of the entree options are usually pretty heavy/greasy/not-fresh-looking. I sometimes resort to eating a bowl of cereal or soup. I wish there were fresher and healthier entree options. However, dining dollars are great to use around campus cafes.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Bursley my freshman year so the location really made it hard to fully enjoy my housing experience. I definitely did end up meeting most of my best friends here at the University in Bursley, and the social atmosphere was great. The daily bus commute was highly inconvenient and the random housing lottery system led me to ending up in a frustrating situation when I tried to return to the dorms for my sophomore year.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I currently live Off-Campus and the neighborhood is great, and full of students. The only qualms I have with Off-Campus housing are that the leasing companies often treat the students sub-par because, to them, it seems we're only students and they don't take us as seriously as non-student tenants. I feel like my landlord has skimped on certain things concerning cleanliness and house maitenance because they didn't take me seriously.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many great restaurants off-campus, particualrly great Indian food. I am sometimes dissapointed with the lack of variety: it's hard to find decent Mexican food, and decent Pho without MSG. All of Sava's restaurants are exceptionally delicious!

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I think the administration is very communicative with the students.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have not been the receptient of any scholarships during my time here. I applied for a merit-based scholarship, but wasn't awarded anything.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is a large and varied Party Scene. Personally, I like to drop into a house party every few months at the house of people I know. Still, I've seen and heard that there are many opportunities to attend great parties.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: When I lived in Bursley, I was shocked that all of the bread options had high-fructose corn-syrup in them! Most of the cereals were sugary. The peanut butter and jelly had high-fructose corn syrup in it. It was very hard to eat healthfully in the dining hall, and avoid processed, sugary foods.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms range from brand new to a bit older. The knewer dorms are state-of-the-art. While the older dorms could use some sprucing up and are usually far too hot during the winter becasue the heat is cranked all the way up, they're charming and safe place to live and meet students.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have only lived on campus and am not living off-campus for a few years still.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I wouldn't be surprised if Ann Arbor had the best off-campus dining in the country.

4 College Freshman

Administration: U-M is great because it recognizes when students will do activities like drinking anyway and, instead of trying to prevent it, they give the tools needed to keep their students safe (like the Stay in the Blue app).

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: U-M gave me just what i needed, no more and no less, and it was the financially best option given quality.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party or drink so I have little information, but I hear about it a bit and people greatly enjoy the partying here.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: I regularly eat at South Quad and there is always, always a delicious option!

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I currently live in South Quad at University of Michigan, and I love it! It's newly renovated with an excellent dining hall, and very close to all my classes.

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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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