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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Students have more access to alcohol rather than drugs. Most students want to succeed in their course work and graduate. I don't do drugs but I know students who smoke weed.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: UM is currently renovating dorms. During my freshman year, I lived in a newly renovated dorm and I enjoyed it. For my sophmore year, I will be living in a dorm specifically designed for sophmores called "The Sophmore Experience." I am looking forward to it.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: The university has its own bus system which the students can use for free but the students also get free access to the city's bus system, so you aren't limited to just the campus. There are tons of taxis driving around waiting for students to need them and there are also zipcars that students can borrow for the day. A lot of students ride bikes, scooters, or skateboards. Students can bring their own cars as well but it's best not to deal with having to park them.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: The campus is located right next to/in downtown Ann Arbor which is full of shops, restaurants, cafes, and museums. The school throws all sorts of events on campus and off campus so no one is ever bored. Most of the town is college students and the locals are so used to them that there are never any problems.

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College Junior

Majors: I have never had an internship, as they are difficult to find as a language major.

3 College Junior

Majors: I'm in LSA as a double major in French and Spanish. The language professors are wonderful if you take the time to meet with them outside of class and establish a relationship. There is a lot of homework and Friday classes are very typical. There are also few intership opportunities for language students.

4 College Junior

Academics: The psychology program at the University of Michigan is great! There are a variety of different psychology classes you can take. For example there is educational psychology, psychopathology, developmental psychology, biopsychology, etc. Many people major in some sort of psychology at the University of Michigan so sometimes it's hard to differentiate yourself from the crowd, but there are many opportunities to meet with instructors and separate yourself from the crowd.

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3 College Junior

Weather: Lets be honest here, this is Michigan we are talking about. The weather could be clear and 70 degrees one minute and the next it could be downpouring on you or it could be sunny and 60 one week and snowing the next. Michigan weather is very inconsistent. Michigan is a beautiful place to live and when the weather is great, it's beautiful.

4 College Junior

Academics: There are many options as far as curriculum is concerned. At the University of Michigan there are different colleges for the different majors. For example if you wanted to major in engineering, there's a college for that. If you wanted to major in the arts, there's the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Students can customize their degree to them. There are also an abundance of minors that students can have as well. Popular study areas are the Hatcher Graduate Library and the Sharpio Undergraduate Library, otherwise known as the "Ugli." I do admit that the lectures can be quite large, but that is what is so nice about sections. Sections are held once a week and taught by the graduate student instructors (gsis) for the course. This gives students an opprotunity to get more help and ask questions in a smaller classroom setting, usually consisting of 30 or less students.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Varsity sports at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor are a really big deal. The amount of fan support and school spirit is enormous! Not only do students show support, but alumni, and other people of all ages. There are many different ways for students to get involved in sports on our campus. Students that aren't in varsity sports like football, basketball, baseball, and swimming can also participate through IM. Anyone can get involved, that's the great thing about U of M!

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: As a former athlete the athletic centers are one of the best in the country. The academic center is the best place ever for doing homework or getting tutored. U of M is so diverse but at the same time there are so many different clubs and organizations that you can join to put you back in your comfort zone if needed. The academic facilities are amazing with brand new technology and private rooms with everything you need. There is never a dull weekend and football saturdays are to die for.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is great. School and Public transportation is free with a student ID and can get you pretty much anywhere on campus and a large number of places off. I've never had a problem with it and it usually runs pretty close to on time. I'd take that over a taxi or my own car any day.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't had one but I've heard they're fairly accessible. There are many students who take them outside the University, but many University programs offer paid internships as well.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Being in my specific program is difficult but rewarding. Students are given ample resources and opportunities to excel while also being challenged. Professors are engaging and thoughtful and facilities adequately meet the needs of the program. Students are also offered many job opportunities that help boost resumes and gain experience.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Being a neuroscience major at this University is great. The classes are rigorous but interesting and helpful with preparing for future academic endeavors. The program is situated under two departments, biology and psychology, which is nice because you have the best of both worlds; working with the hard sciences and a social science. I feel like I'm really getting the most out of my education without being worn down.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: M Busses run during the days nicely just not a 3am

5 College Senior

Campus Food: The amount of dining options in Ann Arbor are ridiculous. There are tons of places on Central Campus alone that have been on famous TV shows because of how good their food is. Aside from that, you have the typical fast food places like Taco Bell, Wendy's, Panda Express, and Subway there plus all of the UofM sponsored food cafes and dining halls. Like seriously, my student ID (which doubled as your campus meal card) was all I needed freshmen year to survive.

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5 College Senior

Local Area: People are friendly, happy, and helpful at Michigan. There really aren't any reasons for its students to be discontent. Even if they were, they handle their issues with class.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: I think UofM offers tons of living arrangements. Even though most students move out of the dorms after their freshmen year, the dorms are still really nice. In fact, with all of the renovations and updates, I really would not be surprised if in the next few years more upper classmen decided to stay in them. I do think that having to pay for the washer and dryers are a bit unfair though, but given all that UofM provides its students, it really isn't that big of a deal. However, with that being said, because of all of the amenities UMich provides, housing is not that cheap. Especially for out of state or international students. All in all though, the environment is great. People are friendly, the wild animals are cute, and the campus is beautiful (and extremely large). Food is everywhere and events are always going on. Most importantly, campus buses run late, so getting around isn't too much of a hassle.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am so glad that I had the resources to change my major within the College of Engineering. I was unhappy in Chemical Engineering and was able to switch to Mechanical with the help of my academic advisers. I am very happy in my current major.

3 College Junior

Technology: There are many conveniently placed computer labs around campus. However, they are usually very busy during the day. If you really need a computer, be prepared for the possibility of checking a couple of labs before finding one.

4 College Junior

Majors: Personally, I was admitted directly into the College of Engineering. However if that is where you want to end up and you are not initially admitted, work hard to keep your first semester/year grades high and apply for transfer.

4 College Junior

Majors: The engineering curriculum is very rigorous. Most incoming freshman expect to do as well as they did in high school and for the vast majority, that is not feasible. Expect your grades to drop initially, but you will learn how much work is necessary to be successful (a lot!). Utilize the academic resources the school has to offer and HUGE HINT: go to your professor's office hours even if you are not struggling in their class. They can help you more than you know just from a quick meeting or from working with them on a regular basis.

4 College Junior

Majors: My current internship requires me to utilize all of the knowledge I have learned thus far. I am usually assigned to projects as needed, but I am always working on something. Although it is an engineering internship, it is not focused specifically on my major. I must be prepared for challenges everyday. I am paid slightly above minimum wage, so I am definitely benefiting most from the experience as I get a well-rounded view of the life of an engineer.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: As a student in the School of Art and Design be prepared to not have a lot of freedom with your class schedule for the first three semesters. They have a rigid curriculum of required classes to get through, and while most of the time useful they change them frequently leaving most advice upper-classmen could give you relatively useless. Be prepared for most of your classes being three hours long twice a week. Most of the professors I've had are excellent though and really passionate about the things they teach.

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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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