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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you are involved in greek life then you usually go to frats and clubs more but for others people go to house parties, frats, bars and everything in between pretty equally.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Ann Arbor has delicious food and it is not that expensive when you go to certain places. Student discounts aren't really a thing as far as I know and if it is then it is not publicized well. Tons of delicious foods at all hours. You just can't go out every night because it does add up.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Police officers roam dorms at night and they won't bother you unless you are loud or they smell drugs or alcohol. Even then if you are caught with alcohol, if you are nice they don't give you MIPs. They're more concerned for safetyand telling the truth than sticking to following rules

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school prides themselves in giving a large amount of financial aid every year but it's for students mainly in state and people who are out of state like me are expected to pay $50,000 and rarely receive financial aid. I've only applied for financial aid twice but every time I have had to go to the financial aid office and request more. Just because my family seemingly makes a good amount of money does not mean I can afford tuition. I need help just as much as the next person.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It depends where you end up living. Every dorm has a great social atmosphere but some are very old and gross while others are new and niece. My own dorm had get amenities and I was getting the most bang for my buck but other students, who were paying the same price as me for dorm living and lived in certain dorms, were not getting the best option.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the time off-campus housing is cheaper than the cost of a dorm. Houses are generally cheaper than the apartments unless you share a room. All rent prices in Ann Arbor are high, but you can find a deal if you look. Only downside is the lack of a meal plan (you can purchase an off campus meal plan but it cost $$). The busses can take you directly to the local groccery stores.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's easier if you can get into the bars or have friends in Greek life, but overall, if you want to go out there's always something going on.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Between State St, South U, and Main St, there are a ton of options for all types of food and price ranges.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: If you go to the right halls, the food and atmosphere are great!

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Markley Hall for my freshman year. It's one of the dorms waiting to be renovated. Rooms are on the small side but the social atmosphere makes up for it. Dining hall is in inside the dorm, although the food is better at other halls. Study rooms and lounges avalible on first come, first serve basis. Really loved living here!

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Polo's a fun sport I never thought I'd play.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Overpriced college apts. with apathetic landlords.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Of campus housing is everywhere so it isn't difficult to find places at all. There is also advertising on campus for off campus housing. It is really easy to find somewhere off campus to live.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many different restaurants near campus that there is no way you can get tired of the same food.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are great parties at UofM. There is always a party to go to no matter when so if you want to get your groove on, you can!

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid was great. I wouldn't be going to school without it. I would just get everything for financial aid handled toward the beginning of the year and have one person you go back to on a regular basis so they already know your situation and you don't have to reexplain everything.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food on campus is great. The only thing is that after eating at the same places for 8 months, it can get boring but I dot think that is any different at other colleges. I loved he many dining halls and variety offered.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love where I lived for my freshman year of college. It was so nice and it was very modern and updated. I got exactly what I needed for my comfort level and I wouldn't have wanted to live anywhere else.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Ann Arbor is an expensive place to live so expect to pay quite a bit for off-campus housing. However, there is a nice variety in terms of apartment complexes and houses for rent and a variety in terms of location. You can find a place close to whatever you want (athletics, classes, city). Prices are cheaper the further you go and there's ample public transport. Quality will also vary by landlord and location so pay attention and tour before you sign a lease.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Ann Arbor is a great place for variety and unique food option. You've got your basic late night fast food options, nicer restaurants, bar food, lots of ethnic food and some superb local legends (Blimpy Burger, Fleetwood Diner, ZINGERMAN'S). Prices will vary depending on where you're going but you'll never go hungry.

5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: UofM has a totally great social scene. The bar life is fantastic with a ton of options. There are a variety of student based bars and you are also really close to some higher end or more unique city bars. There are always parties going on and football tailgating is insane.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: I've never had any issue with policy strictness. Worse thing would probably be parking on campus/in the city. Parking tickets are very common if you aren't paying attention to where/when you're parking. Don't be stupid and you won't get in trouble. I've known some people to get MIPs but it's not really an issue if you're smart about it.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: For my undergraduate career my parents handled most of my financial issues but it was never difficult to work with the office or receive financial aid via FAFSA.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: I never had a problem with the campus food, other than maybe late night hours since that my preferred snack time. The in-hall cafes are great and the blue bucks and dining dollars come in handy. Mojo and North Quad are probably the best dining halls. Blue Apple and the Victors are the best in-hall cafes.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Even though dorm living is not always optimal I found the atmosphere of the University of Michigan to be great experience. The campus is unique because the city of Ann Arbor is interspersed with the campus and dorms are located throughout the campus not in just one location. All of the dorms have been systematically renovated in the past few years. The social atmosphere of the university, in general, is amazing and that continues in campus housing.

A basic run down:

East Quad: home to the residential college, most central to main campus

West Quad: home to many of the athletes, attached to the union. Proximal to State Street.

South Quad: Next door to West Quad, close walk to athletic campus

North Quad - Newest Res Hall, best dining hall

Bursley: North Campus Dorm, Great In-Hall Cafe: The Blue Apple (or Blapple)

Mosher-Jordan - Home to Hill Dining Center and Hill Area of Campus (close to Rec Building and Rec Fields)

Mary Markley - Largely Freshman Dorm, very social

Alice Lloyd- Hill Complex Res Hall close to Medical Campus and Angelo's (best brunch in town)

Couzens- Hill Complex close to Medical Campus and Angelo's

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Burton Tower Burton Tower Burton Tower (aka the clocktower) is in the center, with Hill Auditorium on the left, and Rackham in the far right

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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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