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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!

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is a significant emphasis on safety, health and well-being at U of M, and I feel safe nearly every day. The only exception might be during this year's home basketball games and the "first come, first served" long lines waiting to enter the student section of the arena. More care and attention might be given to that somewhat stressful process.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I am enrolled in the U of M Honors College. It is an excellent academic setting, and I have enjoyed my freshman year. I have a high regard for the teaching standards and overall education quality here.

4 College Junior

Academics: I am a Communication Studies major and the program is pretty good. Communications is such a broad topic, and the school does a pretty good job offering classes in a variety of areas, including marketing, journalism, film, broadcasting, etc. However, I think the intro classes are pretty repetitive and can do a better job of focusing on different aspects as well as more recent trends. The community is awesome, however, and everyone is very friendly. The male population of this major remains smaller but is growing. The workload is not that bad, consisting mainly of tests and essays. As long as you keep up with the readings and lectures, it's fairly easy to get an A.

5 College Junior

Diversity: The diversity at this school is unbelievable. Although the school continues to consist mainly of Caucasian, Michigan-native students, there is a great mix of international and out of state students from all over the world and country. Coming from California, I notice that many of the schools have become dominated by Asian populations and being an Asian myself, I really appreciate that Michigan is not like that and I have the opportunity to interact with all different kinds of people.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Every time I thought my application was complete, I would receive an email stating that I was missing a certain document and to submit it as soon as possible. But once I turned those in, the process was pretty smooth. I am only disappointed when discovering that some students received excess financial aid (enough to buy a laptop or iPad) while others, like me, who are out of state and in need of more aid, did not receive as much.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is a huge part of the University of Michigan. We have a huge Greek presence on campus and it is especially lively during football season. I've never rushed for or have been in a sorority, but I have encountered many in my classes

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: There are of grassy areas to lay out and study outside (if it's warm enough). There are tons of student activities catered to any interest, and you are very supported to start an organization if you feel that the campus is lacking something.

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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.

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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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