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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life at University of Michigan is supportive and good for parties, but it isn't a huge status thing.

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2 College Sophomore

Weather: Michigan winters are harsh and classes are never cancelled. I broke my ankle last semester on a patch of ice and had to make the commute with a walking boot and crutches.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys can be rather arrogant if you hit the college athlete scene or the frat boy scene, but some have the right to be arrogant. They're extremely cute. The diversity you see advertised is much less than it appears in a pamphlet.

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation is good at U of M. It's even better now because they've created more resources.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe at school; Ann Arbor is a very safe city. Michigan is a big school and campus so just don't be dumb: always walk in groups at night, don't go home with someone you don't know, etc.
If you're that worried about it, sign up for campus alerts when you get to school. They can send you emails or texts notifying you if something has happened around campus.

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1 College Sophomore

Weather: Anyone you ask will tell you that Michigan weather is horrible. The winter is long and the spring doesn't come till after you leave for summer vacation. Still, with everything going on around campus you barely even notice it. Besides, all that time spent huddled indoors just brings the school closer together.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: I highly recommend bringing a laptop to school if you have one. The Wifi is unfortunately really spotty. However there are plenty of computer labs across campus to help students and their particular needs. If you're an engineer for example, there are several libraries with the appropriate programs that you need for your projects.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: No explanation needed. We went to the NCAA Men's Basketball finals last winter, our football team is legendary, and hockey games always bring a crowd. If you go to Michigan you have to attend a football game, there's just nothing like it!

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: You can find all sorts of girls and guys at Michigan. You have your frat boys, D1 athletes, gamers, musicians, and many more. The great thing about going to such a big school is that there is someone for everybody.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: As an Engineer at Michigan I have a sought after place at one of the best programs in the country. I'm happy with my experience so far in Engineering and I'm not concerned about having to find a job at all.

3 College Student

Weather: Sept to Nov is acceptable. It can get chilly towards Thxgiving. After Thxgiving break it gets cold and layers are a necessity. Cold and the occasional snow until late-March early-April when it becomes beautiful.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Countless restaurants with astounding variety. Asian, American, Italian, burgers, burritos, pizza, etc. Most of it is cheap and accessible, if not fancy. There are some excellent restaurants around campus, and a strip of classy restaurants is available 10 minutes away in downtown Ann Arbor

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Tons and tons of houses and apartments available off campus. Due to so many students, both undergraduate and graduate, it is a mad dash to find a place to live and to secure it. Lease signings usually occur between October and February or so. But bargains and gems are there to be found.

5 College Senior

Athletics: It is the University of Michigan. I think that says it all. Facilities are second to none and the teams are incredible.

4 College Senior

Diversity: There is a decent level of diversity at U of M. I think the problem is that there is less socio-economic diversity than ethnic of racial diversity.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: There are quite a few great places to hear great music, eat good food, drink good beer. Of course there always seems to be a house party or four on the weekdends.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: I find that there is an outstanding balance of classic and modern architecture and strong business district for eating, shopping or having a drink.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: There are many scholorships available. You just have to qualify for them. This is the part I am still waiting for.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Being on campus and being surrounded by the beautiful architecture and green space is very condusive to my schooling.

4 College Senior

Weather: Michigan weather can go up and down. But the beauty of Michigan is that you will never get board of the weather because it is always changing!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Bursley. The dorm itself was small and without a sink. The hallway was dark and gloomy. We had a communal bathroom that some students would go out of their way to ruin. The food was generally fine in the Bursley dining hall. Socially the building had a couple of options, such as the lobby of the Blue Apple. The housing process was very easy, and the buses are conveniently placed near the building.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Dorm and apartments automatically lock and a card is necessary to get into some of the bathrooms and buildings. Some crimes take place but mostly not near the University dorms or buildings.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Ann arbor has many dinning options, from all around the world.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Everyone is welcome to get involved. The parties are amazing.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We take safety very serious. If something has gone wrong on campus an alert goes out to everyone. Which i think is amazing.

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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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