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3 College Senior

Campus Food: The food is okay, but affording a meal plan is hard.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is a very competitive and difficult process for lots of students, especially those on a budget. It definitely goes to show that the more money you have the easier it is in finding a great location and a quality apartment. Not to mention, the realty company throughout Ann Arbor manipulate the market as such that they are allowed to raise their rates per year by around 11%. Rent is very expense, and the only means of reducing rent is by seeking lots of roommates.

While most of us students want to focus on our studies and succeed academically, the stress of housing distracts us from achieving a good college experience.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: i love u of m and the opportunities it has provided me

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4 College Senior

Athletics: i love going to games and being with the student body to watch games in the big house, great experience!

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Could be better and closer to everything, but it works out

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: i love going to restaurants and eating out and visiting new places!

4 College Senior

Administration: The rules and regulation and the level of care is awesome!

4 College Senior

Party Scene: i love the night life in ann arbor and how everything is walking distance!

5 College Senior

Scholarships: financial aid has helped me out greatly!

4 College Senior

Campus Food: i love how there are different kinds and types of food options for everyone

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: i love my campus and who many fun and creative things there are to do

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: For the most part, the people I meet are all unique and great in their own ways. There are quite a few stuck up, entitled people at this school who I definitely do not mesh well with at all, but there are enough down to earth, intelligent people to balance that.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is absolutely nothing bad I can say about off-campus dining. There are restaurants for anything you could possibly have a taste for with price ranges that vary.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: I think the administration has a great balance on what they are very strict on and what they aren't so strict on.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: While our football and basketball teams haven't done great recently, the athletics around campus are great. In general, the fan base and athletic facilities are also great.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The majority of the dining halls have good food, but Bursley is almost always awful. I'm a vegetarian and I live in Bursley and it's very hard to eat there since there are very few meal options for me daily, and the meal options there usually sit out for so long that they don't look very appetizing. The restaurants around campus and off campus, however, are incredible and have an amazing variety.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm going to be off-campus next year, but I've been mooching off some of my friends for a while, and I can say it's been decent.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I've never been to so many sushi joints in my life, and it is a great thing. It ranges from Mediterranean food to burgers and sandwiches (though there needs to be a Taco Bell somewhere...like in the League). It's a pretty liberal town, which results in a lot of healthy options and snacks, however, there needs to be some more artery-clogging fast food chain or something.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: We're given two online courses before we come to school (absolutely mandatory), and then an additional two course once we get here called "Relationship Remix" and another class about safe sex that I don't remember the name of. After that, in every syllabus I can ever think of, there's been something about plagiarism as well as the many consequences of plagiarism the school enforces. Those are two examples I can think of.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The campus is big enough where you can avoid the night life if you are motivated enough. It kind of depends on where you live as well, because while you can go to the library at 2 am to get away from the thumping techno a floor up, are you really going to?

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I want to try to make my education as smooth a burden on my parents as possible, and it really is a hassle at times. However, there are opportunities I just haven't seen yet, and I hope I can use as many as I can before I graduate.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's pretty good all the way around. Of the campuses I've seen, it's definitely one of the best.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I've found some pretty good friends living in the dorms, and I am thankful I was barricaded into a brick building with more than half the freshmen class (even if it sounds like I don't). However, having to commute every day to classes and club events is a pain. It's burning in the summer and freezing in the winter – I can actually remember quite clearly how quickly my hair froze while waiting outside in Michigan weather.

The dining halls can range from a little stale to incredible, and while I will miss the meal plan, the cookies are unlimited – I probably need to lose some weight. The atmospheres of different dining halls mean different things, and while you can to hide away into a nice, dark booth snug in the corner, it's more likely you'll be out in the open like everyone else unless you start planning – with a class of 6,000, you learn to strategize.

But all-in-all, when it comes to the people, you will have your jerks and assholes, but that's not the status quo. Sometimes you learn to stick together and do favors for each other, like watching your bag or sharing a last laugh before a chemistry exam. It's pretty communal for such a big school, and I guess in a way, we're all glad we're here suffering together.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing here are REALLY nice. The downside to that is that it can be super expensive. Most places also don't come with parking so that can compliment things as well. Finding off campus housing is basically all on you so that kind of sucks. Housing fills fast so I'd advise looking for a house/apartment the fall/winter before the time you intend to start living off campus.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are A TON of dining options barely off campus on State Street and South University. Basically anything you could ever want and mostly cheap too, although more expensive options are there if you so desire.

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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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