YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 3057 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

{{ error }}
close
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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of really nice places to live near campus, but for the most part they are expensive. If you are looking for a more affordable option, the quality will be considerably lower. Houses are typically good for when you are planning on living with multiple friends, but apartments are more private (although they cost a lot more).

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining halls are delicious, and many are open throughout the day. The cafes and "convenience store"-type places on campus are good, but overpriced. Ann Arbor as a whole has more restaurants within walking distance than I know what to do with!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Transportation: U of M offers free busing around campus and around the Ann Arbor area, which is very convenient for students. The only problem is transportation late at night, but there are other options available instead of the buses.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The FAFSA process is much too long and complicated. I did not receive much financial aid for my first year (even though I'm paying for my own education) and received no financial aid for my upcoming second year.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Being in Michigan, the weather is usually unpredictable. Last semester there was sunshine, rain, sleet, high winds, and varying of temperatures in the time span of 2 days. The winter is snowy and slippery. It can be difficult to get to classes but the bus system is pretty efficient. When the weather is sunny, Ann Arbor is the best place to be. People are constantly outside, playing with Frisbees, shopping, going to the Arboretum, or just hanging out.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Numerous computer labs can be crowded at times but there is usually another lab not far away.
50/50 mac and pc

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Ann Arbor is a great town with an amazing local atmosphere! There are so many affordable restaurants, amazing museums, and so many things to do. Shopping is great - you can either shop on campus or hop on a city bus to go to the nearest mall (which students get to ride free with their Mcard). The town is very safe as there is campus and city police roaming around. Plus, they have systems that directly contact police located all around campus. Michigan sports is great - there are a ton of opportunities to go to games (some free of charge!). Overall, the town is absolutely fantastic!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The places around campus are fairly good, considering it is college. The best would have to be North Quad, although it is always packed. Coming in second would be Mojo. There is lots of variety. For north campus there is only one dining hall to chose from. It is Bursley. It is not so bad though because it is open throughout the entire day. There is average variety and average quality. My advice is to get a meal plan with more dining dollars than meals. You can get better food and don't have to actually get a meal.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Campus life at UofM is amazing. The parties are awesome and there is so much going on for get togethers and stuff hosted by the university.

3 College Freshman

Technology: The wireless on campus is pretty good and you don't necessarily need your own printer. However, it is very nice to have your own computer. The issue I have with the computers on campus is that they do not allot lsa students with enough printing pages and if you have an issue with pages printing blank or miss printing the department that handles printing pages is terrible. Most of the time you don't get those pages back.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The campus is beautiful. The facilities are pretty good. The only thing I don't enjoy that much is the track in the CCRB.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Most people would say that Michigan is a very diverse school, but that isn't true. There are many people from different backgrounds and areas of the world, but those people tend to stay with each other. There isn't a ton of intermingling between those of different backgrounds..

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: AMAZING variety of high quality restaurants on main street, state street, and south u!! You will NEVER run out of options.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls get old quickly. MoJo has a lot of options and yummy cookies. North Quad is a good place to go for variety and healthy eats (plus the best salad bar). But if you want actually good food your best bet is to venture out to the restaurants on State Street, South U, or Main Street.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is mostly a problem, it is scarce, and very expensive if you can secure it. I did not bring a vehicle to campus this year and do not plan to next year.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Right now I am enjoying my Honors College experience very much. I am planning on double majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, and Environmental Studies as a pre-law curriculum. The English classes I have taken thus far are excellent. I am scheduled to take a core Geology class in a U of M sanctioned program at Jackson Hole, Wyoming next month.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: It was a challenging process but I did receive scholarship assistance. I hope that this process will open up more financial support for me.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The U of M Honors College has a robust English & Writing curriculum. The workload was very challenging but worthwhile in every aspect. I enjoyed my instructors and learned a great deal in my first year. Already they are supporting my academic goals.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Photos More photos . . .

Burton Tower
Burton Tower
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

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors
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."

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!