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3 College Freshman

Weather: It's the midwest. Winters aren't fun but they are bearable. This past winter was much worse than most years, but don't let the weather scare you away!

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Ann Arbor has tons of cool restaurants and shops. It's small for me, coming from a big city, but it's still a really cool place.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Football and basketball are huge on campus. You can't graduate without going to a football game at least once, even if you have no idea what's going on.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There are campus buses and city buses that go all over the area. The biggest problem is that there is virtually no bus service on the weekends. Getting to and from the airport is pretty easy around breaks because the U provides coach buses that take to there and back for a very small fee. They have also recently started a free bus service to Detroit, which can be nice if you want to get away for a day.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life is pretty prevalent on campus, and there are always frat parties on weekends. It's definitely not impossible to get into frat parties if you're not greek, but it can be harder. Girls can usually get in either way.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a LOT of Asians, but very few underrepresented minorities. There's been a ton of recent controversy related to this issue, and I don't know if anything productive has come of it, but the number of African-Americans and Latinos is pretty pathetic. I hope we fix this problem soon.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are not very noticeable on campus unless you seek them out. Of course, occasionally a hall will smell like weed but it's not like it's a big problem.

4 College Freshman

Administration: This really depends on your RA. Most of them don't give two s***s as long as you're being responsible, but mine was way too strict. There are cops that go around the dorms on weekends, and are relatively strict but reasonable.

1 College Senior

Parking: I would suggest not even bothering to bring a car here, parking is that bad.

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1 College Senior

Weather: If you don't like the cold and snow, you will have a really, really rough time here. The summer can get pretty hot as well.

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3 College Senior

Technology: The UGLi and Fish Bowl can get pretty crowded, but there are plenty of less popular computing sites that never fill up like the SLC, Tap Room in the Union and in the MLB.

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: The university takes a relatively pragmatic approach to drugs. They understand that Marijuana isn't the same as Heroin or Cocaine, and treat it as such. Likewise, they understand the difference between having a beer and drinking until your liver is half dead.

5 College Senior

Academics: The workload is pretty high, but it pays off. Taking advantage of the copious research, internship and study abroad opportunities available here combined with the name Michigan on your degree sets you above the average when you are applying to grad school or looking for a job.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: This is Michigan... that's about all you need to hear to know what athletics are here. Go Blue!

3 College Senior

Scholarships: It is no problem to get loans, but finding scholarships is near impossible.

4 College Senior

Local Area: Ann Arbor is a generally great place to be, not a big city but still vibrant.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I've never had to go to UHS so I can't comment on that, bu the campus feels pretty safe.

5 College Senior

Transportation: The blue buses go everywhere and there is always at least 1 route running.

3 College Senior

Administration: I'm not one for a rambunctious social life, so I never notice anything being too strict or not strict enough.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: If you like fast food, it is great, if not, well...

5 College Senior

Diversity: It's the University of Michigan... they can't go a full week without talking about their diversity in some way.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is great; it's a tight knit community where you get to meet a diverse assortment of people.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: They're pretty lenient, you just can't be stupid about things.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's nothing special, but everyone has to deal with it. Parking is the worst.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Once you declare your major, you get a tshirt. It's awesome.

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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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