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2 College Junior

Weather: Ann Arbor in the fall and spring (September/October and April) is gorgeous. But the rest of the months are treacherous in terms of transportation. Everything is walking distance, so we all trudge through hail and rain and wind so hard it blows your umbrella upside down. We all look like eskimos bundled up, and hardly noticeable. It unifies us in our weather strength (haha) but also isolates us because it is too cold to go outside and meet new people.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: For the most part I feel pretty comfortable on campus, but sometimes we receive frightening emails about illegal activity on campus such as break- ins.

4 people found this useful Report
College Junior

Guys & Girls: It's hard to "grade" a person, nonetheless an entire population. I think that the great thing about U of M is that there are so many students who attend the school you're bound to find people you click with. For example, if you like football there's gonna be at least 90% of the school who shares your sentiments.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Food: The options at dining halls are pretty good, and even if you want to get something else there's loads of on-campus options.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Junior

Parking: Thankfully I've never needed a car on campus because parking in Ann Arbor is awful. It is always crowded and parking is so expensive. Even to get a permit for a parking lot is ridiculous because not only is it expensive, it's only available to certain students and faculty.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We receive a lot of notices of people's homes being broken into, of women being attacked on the streets, and even a suspected homicide. The alerts are good to keep yourself aware but I feel like there is hardly ever a weekend where we don't hear news of someone being attacked or robbed.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Parking: Parking in Ann Arbor is a nightmare. Don't try to drive anywhere downtown-just walk-it is much easier. However, if you live off campus in a house or apartment, parking usually comes with your lease. In that case, I think it's helpful to have a car to go off campus to buy groceries or run errands.

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3 College Junior

Weather: Winter lasts from November until March. It snows a lot in the winter. It is pretty typical Michigan weather, though. However, during the nicer months (April-September), the weather is absolutely beautiful, and many students spend time outside in the diag or the many parks in Ann Arbor.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many delicious restaurants located around Ann Arbor-local, organic, vegan, vegetarian, or just 5 Guys to grab your burger.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: The University of Michigan has some of the best sports in the country. We have the largest stadium in America (The Big House), where students, alum, and members of the community gather every Saturday in the fall to cheer on the Wolverines.

Varsity sports are top notch, and many students also choose to try-out for club sports, and many participate in intramural sports.

There are several workout facilities located throughout campus for all students to use free of charge.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Majors: I have been a part of internships focusing on analytic work for consulting and industrial firms. Being in highly competitive industries, working is very strenuous, as the quality and timeliness of work are the primary measures of performance. However, rewards quickly follow, along with recognition and networking opportunities. Pay varies between companies, but is not substantial enough for one to become financially independent. Internships are great opportunities to learn about work life in various industries, and even find mentors or sponsors to help guide you through the career-searching process. I highly recommend anyone with out a defined career path to apply to a variety of internships, and if possible, take as many as possible while you can.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Majors: If you are currently in enrolled in the engineering program under a different major, getting into the Industrial and Operations Engineering program is a piece of cake. IOE is notorious for having the lowest GPA requirement to declare as a major. However, if you aren't enrolled in the engineering school, there is an application process that is required.

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3 College Senior

Majors: The Industrial and Operations Engineering program is undoubtedly one of the top programs in the nation with leading researchers and professors in various facets of industrial engineering. The teaching is very high quality, and the technology and skills introduced in the Undergraduate program are things you can take beyond this discipline. The instructors are very well connected in multiple industries and provide great advising to those who are interested in pursuing a career in this discipline of engineering. However, the variety of programs offered within this major can become quite confusing when selecting advance courses, and is difficult to fulfill all necessary requirements when half of them do not relate to your desired advanced classes or even career path. Those who decide to choose this program should get a thorough understanding of it, as it differs to those of others.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: Molecular Biology. I am getting a great education at University of Michigan. I am challenged in all of my classes, which encourages me to reach higher in achieving the goals I have set for myself. Workload is challenging at times, however have learned to juggle all aspects of campus life. Our instructors set a high standard of excellence and are a positive force!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Great diversity, great relationships, intelligent students!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is challenging at times and there are very limited spaces.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school takes safety very seriously. The campus is very well lit at night and you're supposed to be able to see the blue light-topped emergency phones whereever you go. Students are provided with safety phone numbers that they can call any time. There are taxi services provided for students so they don't have to walk home in the dark. There is an on campus heath center (UHS) that is readily available to students who are ill.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing in Ann Arbor is pretty well sought after so you have to start looking early and sign your lease a year ahead of time. There are tons of houses on central campus that have been split into apartments or even rented as a full house to students. There are also lofts and apartment buildings around town.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Obviously U of M is famous for football and basketball so the athletics here are a pretty big deal. But we also have many other types of sports, intramural sports, sports clubs just for fun.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Parking: You will almost never find parking on central campus during peak hours, get there half an hour or 40 minutes to find a spot or invest in buying/renting a parking space from people who live in apartment next to campus.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are a lot of different computer labs on campus, the most popular and crowded being either the Fish Bowl or the UGLY, and usually it isn't hard to get a computer, but expect a battle during midterms and finals.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: It gets very cold during the winter and snows a fair amount but the school absolutely refuses to cancel classes, even during bad weather, which is especially annoying because sometimes students won't show up, so if you do go it's for little other than extra credit. Campus transportation is a miserable experience during the cold ( the buses aren't heated too well and get very crowded since no one wants to walk). That being said individual teachers can cancel classes and lots of organizations will offer free or cheap hot chocolate and coffee on campus during classes. When the weather is nice though you'll find a lot of activities going on and people outside playing games.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: The process is very smooth, however, as a white girl with parents who have an average income, I received mostly loans and not any scholarships.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Transportation: Awesome. Michigan has a free busing system that runs until 2AM most days and transports students to many locations around campus. The Ann Arbor bus service is available free of charge to students that can take students to off campus locations if they do not have a car. There are also taxi systems to use if you are out after the bus system is done for the day.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: U of Michigan campus and the Ann Arbor area is a pretty liberal and diverse area. There are many organizations on campus for students looking for support or just connect to others with a full spectrum of sexual orientations. There are also organizations for many students who want to connect to others of their own racial background and learn about their culture. Since many students come to study abroad here, there is also a lot of diversity because of that.

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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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