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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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5 College Sophomore

Technology: The are dozens of places to get on a computer. I lived in bursley my first year and there were computers on site with printers just down stairs.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Ann Arbor is not vehicle-friendly. Every parking garage and parking lot costs money or requires a permit, and it's impossible to park in the street without having to put change in a meter.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The University of Michigan has an innumerable amount of things to be proud of as an institution, but one of the biggest and most important is its athletics. There are three gyms on campus, which are completely free and accessible for all students, and they each offer many different activities, sports and work-out facilities. The University of Michigan also has the largest football stadium in America, along with the football team with the most championship wins to its name to match. U of M holds its athletes to a very high standard, as they must achieve a minimum GPA to be eligible to participate in sports. Our athletes are well-rounded students and citizens. Wolverines are proud to wear Maize and Blue during each and every season, though, not only the fall. The student section at every game, match, or tournament is the most rambunctious and has the most spirit.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The university has a "Medical Amnesty" law that protects underage students from being injured or even killed by consuming too much alcohol because they're afraid of the trouble they will have with the law. If the student or friend of the student calls an ambulance because they have had too much to drink, they will be granted "medical amnesty" and will not be arrested or charged with underage drinking, as long as it is not a common occurrence.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Ann Arbor provides its students with a college town big enough to house the entire student body but small enough to find your niche. There is the Arb to either run, study or hang out in during sunny days, a "down-town" feel from South University with lots of food options and a community off of South State St. with shopping and the libraries close by.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: As a part of Greek Life, I have only good things to say about my experience. I love my sorority and have met so many people around campus. The only complaint that I have is how time consuming it can become. Otherwise, it is great!! Parties are open to Greeks and non-Greeks usually and I like how much of a community Greek Life provides around campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have only lived in the dorms so far. They were good.. for a college dorm. It is definitely a culture shock using community bathrooms and having a roommate but after the first few months it becomes a lot easier as you adapt.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: I love Ann Arbor!! It is beautiful and the city integrates well with the college town leaving a ton of options. The only difficulty is transportation if your going anywhere technically "off-campus" such as Main Street or even South University.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: While not having a car, I only hear that parking is difficult. When my friends visit it is almost impossible to find a place for them to park. However, most people walk places anyway and the bus system is very helpful.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Great academics, just very difficult but completely manageable if you try hard. Some professors suck, but you can always go to other classes. A few popular study areas, but they are very large libraries and there are always other places to study with computers on campus. Study groups for most science and math classes. Registration process sucks though

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Very difficult intro classes, but they are weeding out the people who aren't serious. I'm just a sophomore so don't have experience with later classes.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very accepting at U of M. Pretty diverse, but that's to be expected from any large school. Not a lot of variance in economic background, but there is some. Very open environment for homosexuals. All sorts of political beliefs are present.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are parties to go to every night of the week. A lot of these are frat parties, but you can still get into them if you know people. Buses until 2 AM every night (3AM on weekends) to go to North campus if that's where you live. Safe Ride is also free and will take you anywhere, no matter how gone you are. Also cabs are always available. Not a lot of clubs but the bars are pretty good even though they are also very expensive, even for a bar.

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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: There are so many student groups here that I truly believe there is a place for everyone. The libraries are great for studying in, the campus-wide events are great, the recreation centers are top-notch. I love the student facilities here, and I've made so many friends because of the groups. There's never a dull moment in Ann Arbor; it's a cultural hub, and it's truly unique.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel pretty secure on campus, all things considered. I have had to call campus police a few times because of emergencies with friends, and they responded promptly and made sure those people were escorted to the hospital and taken care of. The campus emergency alerts are always good to have, as well. The campus police are great about informing students of potentially dangerous situations and characters.

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2 College Junior

Administration: I typically don't engage in any illegal activities while I'm at school, or place myself in situations where I might be pressured to do them--so I haven't had any run-ins with campus police myself, and I don't know that any of my friends have either. As long as you are prudent about what you're doing and who you're spending time with, I think you're in good shape.

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Burton Tower Burton Tower Burton Tower (aka the clocktower) is in the center, with Hill Auditorium on the left, and Rackham in the far right

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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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