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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Ann Arbor is a great city. There are so many activities for everyone young and old. It's so fun to just go out and explore the city and how much they support the university, but they also stand out on their own. It's super safe and their tons of great shopping, and transportation from local attractions to campus and back.

9 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Ann Arbor is a wonderful but very expensive city. Living off campus can be very expensive, but the University is very good with checking out off-campus living options to make sure they are good and safe for students. And even though off campus is expensive, living off campus is far more expensive, but you do miss a lot of the college experience and the fraternity house are on the outskirts of campus, so you'll be up late listening to parties.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Scholarships: I got a decent amount, but it usually wasn't as much as I think it should be. I have friends who received more aid than me even though their parents make more and they are in way better shape than me. I will suggest going in to talk to the FA office if you aren't happy with your award. I've seen some people get more money if they complained enough.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms here are pretty nice, especially since they have been redoing them. The reason I gave a B+ was because as a freshman, I was unfortunate enough to get stuck on north campus in the Northwood apartments. The apartments were really nice and awesome, but the downfall is that we had to walk to another dorm to use our meal plan. It wasn't that fun in the winter to do that, so I didn't use most of my meals I payed for.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Campus Food: There is everything you can possibly think of when it comes to food in Ann Arbor. As far as dining halls, there is a good variety and each dining hall has a little something different. The food gets better and better each year and it's pretty good. They have been redoing a lot of the dorms, so the dining halls are getting better.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Greek Life: Most people I meet are a part of a frat or sorority it seems. They are located all over campus. However, if you aren't greek, no one is going to give you crap for it. They are definitely present on campus and you know it, but it's not necessary to be greek.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Party Scene: There is always something going on around here. It obviously improves tremendously when you turn 21, but you can always find a party on campus. There are a ton of frats if that's what you are into also.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: -lots of variety of restaurants
-can walk, take the bus, or drive
-inexpensive, cool restaurants

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Majors: -lack of variety of majors
-no journalism or nutrition for example

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: -lack of good health system
-lots of crime alerts

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Drug Safety: I have not first hand known of drug use on campus. However, we get emails or text alerts of any safety concerns on and in the surrounding areas of campus. The campus is situated in a good and supportive community. Also if students have issues with drugs, there are many services and supports available to assist students with drug issues.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Diversity: There are more students of color than I expected this year. Also there are more men than I imagined there would be. However my college is still predominately white and female.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academics: I am a Computer Science Engineering major (EECS department), and I am extremely satisfied with the quality of the education I am receiving. My only complaint is that the workload can occasionally be a bit much and cut out extra curricular activities altogether for a semester unless you are very smart about your schedule. While I would not want to discourage anyone from declaring EECS, I do want to make sure that it is known ahead of time that the classes can be quite demanding and that dedication and effort are essential to majors in this department.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: The academics here are great! The professors I have had all were very enthusiastic about their subject, and also very understanding as to what we are going through as students. They do everything they can to help you succeed if you put the effort in. The classes can be a bit rough, especially if you schedule certain classes together, but generally the advisors and professors try to help prevent this situation. There are also discussion sections to almost all larger classes, which encourages asking questions and a better accessibility to help with the subject.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug scene is quite tame, especially for the size of the school. I personally have never been pressured to use any drug, alcohol included. There are times that the frat parties can get a little bit loud and rowdy, but from my experience the only people involved are the ones who chose to take part. Alcohol is fairly visible, especially on game days or holidays, but anything else is much more rare and even more rarely seen.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Party Scene: There are enough people here and enough places to go that any night of the week you can find something to do or somewhere to go with friends. There are a handful of 18+ clubs as well as 21+ bars, so almost everyone will be able to go somewhere if they feel like going out.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Michigan is in the process of renovating almost all the dorms on campus, and they are going to be very new and nice with great amenities. Couzens, Stockwell, East Quad, Alice Lloyd, North Quad, and Mojo are good. There is a new policy where freshman get to live on Central campus rather than the dreaded North campus. The housing process is easy. It's cheaper to not live in the dorms though, but most freshman do. A handful of sophomores live in the dorms, but by junior and senior year, it's more common not to live in the dorms.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Weather: Bring a good winter coat. Winter lasts forever on campus, and classes are never cancelled due to weather. However, campus isn't too big so walking in winter is manageable. Once spring comes, everyone's spirits are lifted.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Diversity: Since Michigan is such a large school. there are many types of people on campus. Although the majority is white, heterosexual, middle class students , we have a very diverse and cultural student body. Political affiliation is split pretty evenly between Democrats and Republicans. The majority of religions on campus are Christian, Catholic, and Jewish. Regardless, Michigan students are very accepting of all students!

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Scholarships: Michigan is very organized when dealing with their financial aid. They are more helpful for students who demonstrate financial nee rather than merit based. They set up emergency funds for students who encounter unexpected financial problems.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot of housing available near campus that is cheaper and nicer than the dorms.

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4 College Senior

Campus Food: There are some great dishes served like chicken broccoli bake, and the choices on a daily basis are varied, but there could be more late night options.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is very limited on campus, though it is generally unnecessary, as most students live on campus or in apartments just across the street from a campus building (and near a campus bus stop!) There is parking available on campus, but you need to apply to be assured of having a spot, and the higher year you are the better your chances are of being guaranteed. There are multiple city parking structures located within a minutes walk of Central Campus, but these, of course, can be too expensive to use for months of parking. There is a running joke of, "If you bring a car to campus, bring a parking spot," which can be very accurate, but since there is a phenomenal campus bus system and the city bus system (which is also very good) is free for students, this tends to not be a problem.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of apartments around campus both on North and Central Campus, and they are all right off campus, so there is no worry about commute. If you really want to get the apartment you want you might need to start looking early (around the beginning of winter term for the next fall term). There are apartments available in most complexes even late in the term, but some do not have enough rooms to be available for a long time. Usually this is not an issue, but if you want to look into a bunch of different apartments and be picky about choosing one, it is a good idea to start early. Most apartments don't have parking or charge extra for it, which can be an issue if you need to go to the store to buy your own groceries, but the biggest issue is really the cost. There are a few cheap options, but housing in Ann Arbor can be very expensive. If you want to have an apartment nicer than the dorm rooms, then you can expect to pay about the same amount as you would for on-campus housing without the luxury of having a meal plan included.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A lot of students are into partying, especially those in sororities and frats. There's always a party of some sort happening.

3 people found this useful Report
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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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