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3 College Junior

Local Area: Ann Arbor is a beautiful city. There is always something to do whether it is walk around downtown or sitting in the Arb or Diag. Ann Arbor is safe for the most part, but there have been a lot of incidents the past year. I have pepper spray with me all the time just in case something ever happens. However on Football Saturdays the whole city is roaring with maize and blue, something seriously amazing to be a part of.

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1 College Junior

Parking: Parking in Ann Arbor is pretty bad. There are parking meters or parking structures. Both of which you have to pay a good amount for. The only time you don't have to pay is if you have a house or apartment with parking, or if you get lucky enough to find a parking lot that does not require a parking permit. Ann Arbor is very strict about parking so they give out tickets frequently.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I love neuroscience, its a mixture of biology and psychology classes. It takes a load on the number of credits you need to take. Overall the classes aren't too bad, just need to take them with the right professors.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Central campus dorms are okay but North Campus dorms are known to be not as good and far away. The pricing is kind of high but food is included.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Professors are amazing and accomplished. They make themselves available to meet with everyone no matter the class size.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Alerts are sent out as soon as anything mildly threatening happens on campus. Alerts include where the incidents happen along with descriptions of possible suspects when they're available. There are also emergency button stations around campus that alert authorities if you're in trouble.

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5 College Junior

Transportation: Everyone at the University of Michigan can use the Michigan buses for free or the Ann Arbor buses for free. The Ann Arbor buses extend way out into the city and even make it to the neighboring town.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The pros are that it is usually a lot cheaper to live in Ypsilanti. However, transportation into the university can be very difficult if you are taking morning classes. I recommend living on campus, because classes are intense and you will not have time for a three hour commute everyday.

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2 College Senior

Weather: The best weather is in the summertime. The fall and winter months are usually frigid, with lots of snow. The campus does a great job of paving roads and keeping the walkways clear. The university will NEVER shut down due to bad weather. It is the usual here.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I love the variety of choices. You can have Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Ethiopian, American, and many other cuisines. The downside is the price. An average meal for two will end up costing roughly 30-40 dollars. The food is amazing, but on a student budget in can be a bit expensive.

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1 College Senior

Parking: It is very difficult to find parking on campus. It is also very costly. My boyfriend parked in the wrong spot once and he was towed, charged 300 for towing, and 1000 for parking in a handicap space. It was not clearly labeled. We tried fighting the ticket and lost. I am very happy I do not own a car in Ann Arbor. It's faster to ride a bike.

5 College Senior

Academics: At the law school, where I study, the program is rigorous, the professors demanding, and the education highly difficult and rewarding.

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4 College Senior

Administration: The campus strictness appears to be very reasonable at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The focus appears to be on safety, not busting students just for the sake of busting them.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: There are quite a lot to choose from, but the popular ones are extremely expensive.

4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: We have the "fish bowl" and computer labs around campus. It's easy to get hands on one of the computers.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: The frat houses are closely located. So you can choose where to go. House parties are also very popular.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Sports at Umich is a big part! Our football and basketball team are doing great and we have really good atmosphere during the sports season.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: North Quad is great since it is new and the university spent millions on it. Other than that, you find old housing and some relatively far away from campus.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Amazing. The teachers are great, the work is really heavy but if you focus and pay attention in class and STUDY STUDY STUDY you'll do fine.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The academics are AMAZING but the fact that the campus is integrated with the city is a big bonus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: It's really pretty and a tight-knit community, the pride for the school is amazing and the buildings range from old-fashioned beauty to modern buildings.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't really get that much financial aid and it was pretty confusing for me.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Ann Arbor students in general dress a lot better than most places. It's a pretty friendly city.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: UM offers a lot of public transportation that promotes safety on campus and around the city.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Ann Arbor has a great mix of restaurants and food options.

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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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