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 3050 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

{{ error }}
close
5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: The most unique thing about the University of Michigan is that it is a hub for all types of students in all fields. There are excellent programs in environmental sciences, art, engineering, music, sciences... There is such a diversity of people and places making it a great place to learn.

4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Almost all the buildings at the University of Michigan had a computer lab and a printing machine that you could easily use wirelessly with your own computer. The wireless was always available the only downside was that you had to login after a certain amount of time which can get annoying, however, there is wireless almost anywhere.

2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I attended University of Michigan as an in state student and was fortunate that my parents had bought the Michigan Education Trust (MET) making tuition affordable. I recommend looking into state aid and and scholarship websites.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many pricy options such as Panera Bread, Five Guys, Arabic restaurants, Noodles and Company, and many more options. They are all located very close to the campus so they are quite convenient. There are not really many special student discounts to these places.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses go everywhere and are free. Also, it is a small town so it is feasible to walk everywhere.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses are pretty good but could always be better, but you never have issues getting to where you need to go. Also SafeRide is available at night to and from University buildings for safe transportation.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: Very highly rated academics. But also, very very tough and requires a lot of work!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Mostly safe. NEver leave your books or laptop unattended at the library

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: You will find a wide range of people with all sorts of interests/personalities. I personally met my best friends here

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: A lot of fun on campus. Dorms are mediocre but social scene in the dorms leads to a great experience. Highly reccommend living on-campus at-least one year. You will meet a ton of people this way!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Academics: Michigan is full of pre-med students so if you plan on taking any science/pre-med courses, they will be difficult. Most of the other classes aren't too bad except engineering courses.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life at Michigan is much more prominent than at other college campuses. There are numerous fraternities and sororities, including both 'regular,' professorial, and volunteer fraternities. It's completely up to yo if you want to participate in Greek life or not. There are definitely pros and cons to being a part of Greek life, but it's not mandatory by any means. While Greek life may offer 'a fun night out,' there are plenty of other options for fun nights out on weekends.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Michigan has a lot of options if you're interested in nightlife. There are obviously a lot of fraternities and sororities, so if you're looking for that scene, you won't have to go too far. There's also a couple 18-and-up and 21-and-up clubs downtown as well. There are a couple bars near by as well. But if the party scene isn't your thing, there's plenty of other stuff to do on the weekend as well! You can go see a movie, go to a UMix event, go shopping at the Mall or on State St., go see a performance from a Michigan group, or just hang with friends!

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are several dining halls, all with their own 'flavor.' East Quad will be reopening for the 2013-2014 school year and is suppose to have very health food options and vegan options as well. That's not to say that you can't get a yummy cheese burger or slice of delicious pizza at Mojo or North Quad. Also, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from on State St. and South University! Noodles, Five Guys, Pot Belly, Savas, Insomnia Cookies...just to name a few. There are also little 'shops' called Victors and Blue Apple where you can buy sandwiches, pizza, smoothies, and pretty much any kind of snack you're craving. You'll never go hungry at Michigan!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Technology: There are many different places to use computers. Lots of public printers as well as computers, and you can rent out things to use for various events. However you get a page print limit that sometimes isn't enough.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Incredible amount of restaurants and variety. There are places that you can eat by yourself, go on dates, and take you parents to. Also places for every price point.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Very easy to get into their parties as a Freshman. They play a huge part of on campus life, hosting various events as well as creating environments to get to know one another. There are also "Professional" frats and sororities that concentrate on certain people. There is a business frat for example.

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: U of M has strict policies related to schoolwork. With a zero tolerance policy on plagiarism. They stress the importance of ethics and not cheating yourself. However, the policies are hard to uphold to the masses. It is more self-monitoring. I see many students who "get away" with unethical academic work.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: It was hard to apply for scholarships in undergrad because they have strict requirement. However, when I did apply for finial aid in grad school the office was very helpful, intelligent, and smooth

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: I found that I was never short on options for dining, whether late night, in dorms, or over campus. Places do tend to be busy, so planning ahead on saturdays is necessary. However, I found that when I went to the closest dining hall, it did not always have the best options. It may be worth the time to walk to a further one.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Dining Halls are great! Especially Mojo (huge variety!). Lots of healthy options along with solid comfort food, too. Tons of places to use Blue Bucks as well! Only downside is that dining hall meal prices have gone up slightly in recent years. (only thing preventing me from giving an A+)

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I have always felt safe at the University of Michigan, and especially so on campus. The whole campus is well-lit, and there is an emergency phone in sight from just about any given point. While I can't say that crime is non-existent in the area, I can say that it is handled very well. Students are sent UM Security notices whenever anything happens on or off campus, and we get emergency alerts on our phones whenever there is some sort of gas leak, armed shooter, etc. in the city. Finally, there is a solid number of security officers on campus, and it feels like they're mostly there just to keep students safe.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Varsity sports are great at U of M for spectators - football, basketball, and hockey draw in huge crowds and are tons of fun for students to attend. IM sports are diverse and accessible to students in many forms, including both gender-exclusive and co-ed, as well as different leagues based on skill level. I tacked on the minus sign, however, because our athletic director has decided to change the football stadium student section tickets to General Admission rather than reserved seating for the 2013 season, which is a big blow to us upperclassmen who have worked our way up through the seating hierarchy over the years; we now have to arrive extra early to compete with freshmen for the same seats!

4 College Freshman

Local Area: I love Ann Arbor. Its a great, lively college town with plenty of activities and events around. It's one of the reasons why I chose to attend the university. There are plenty of shops and places to explore at your leisure.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I never thought I would be screaming in the middle of a huge crowd at a football game. Seriously, I was just never that into team sports or school spirit, but coming here changes everything. It's impossible not to fall in love with the school colors and winning or losing a game changes the entire feel on campus, but it's a positive thing because our sports teams are good enough that we're normally celebrating a victory and not mourning a loss.

1 person found this useful Report
{{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!