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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You can either find off campus housing where you don't need to worry about transportation issues for a pretty high price, or you might find cheaper ones where it is not convenient. The AATA bus system is not the best. You miss one bus, you wait another half hour at least. At night, you will most likely have to wait another hour.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Ann Arbor is one of the more vibrant college towns you will find. There are plenty of local restaurants and bars with varied atmospheres and food choices. There are also museums and art exhibits to add a little culture to your time on campus. Everything is also within relative walking distance, making it easy to get to everything.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The Sports Management major was full of good classes and professors. But the opportunities outside of class were not as plentiful as other majors. Overall it was a worthwhile experience and major but you need to actively seek out opportunities for networking.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The professors were all well-informed and helpful. The class load was varied and educational and the resources allowed all students to succeed as long as they were willing to work at it.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: "GO BLUE!" Definitely a phrase that will be embedded in one's memory (or eardrums, for that matter). Clearly, fan support and school spirit are never lacking in this university. Not to mention, we have the largest stadium in the United States, aptly called the "Big House." Need I say more?

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are computer sites in most dormitories, libraries and large academic buildings, which makes it accessible. In addition, there are both Macs and PCs available, which is great when you have a preference between the two. The operating systems are up to date (as far as I know), and there are enough printers, scanners and copiers. One would not need to bring his/her own printer (unless color printing is desired). However, having a laptop would be convenient for classwork, etc. Wireless access can be spotty in some areas, but it's reliable for the most part.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm lucky, and I live in MoJo in the Hill Neighborhood, so we have our own dining hall and it's really close to CC Little and Central Campus. From what my friends on North Campus have to say, it's not too terrible, but you do have to take the bus to get to Central, and if you're going to party on the weekends, you have to remember when the buses run until otherwise you're stuck on Central for the night.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm still undecided with my major, but I am pre-med so it will definitely be science-related. Right now, I'm in the midst of fulfilling all of my pre-reqs but so far, so good.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Depending on which courses you take, you can either get a really good professor, or a poor one. I've been fortunate enough to have pretty good professors thus far, and even though I've taken 18 credits both semesters I've been here, the workload have been manageable.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses are really frequent during the week and have many stops. The buses run pretty late on the weekend, but there's also SafeRide if you need to go somewhere after the buses stop running.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Engineering program specific gradee of an A.

extremely demanding. and pretty rough courseload.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are always a ton of people on sight..
not unless its past 2AM.
central campus, generally speaking.

Its more creepy on north campus at nights, i don't know why there aren't any crime alerts up there.
its always down on central!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Gets old REAL quick.
some bigger dining halls are most preferred.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: many many bars to hop around.
many many parties to drop in n have fun in.

but gosh, clubs are bad.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am very happy with the English department at UM. I've learned a lot about life through my classes here, not simply overanalyzing novels like so many of my high school classes. I'd really like to be a teacher of some kind in the future, perhaps at a parochial school; I don't think I'll have trouble finding the kind of job that I'm looking for.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There are plenty of commuter lots, some of which are right near campus. I'm not sure how much permits actually cost, because I still don't have a car on campus (you really don't need one unless you live a ways away from campus). The Ann Arbor buses are great for going grocery shopping, even if the trip takes longer than it would with a car, because they're free for UM students. Parking in the actual city is expensive and adds up quickly, though parking is free on Sundays.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Outside of greek life it is kind of hard to find good looking girls. The typical girl here is not hot, but you can find a diamond in the rough every once in a while. People are very smart and friendly here though.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: We have many great gyms, courts, pools, tennis courts, fields, basketball courts, and anything you can think of. These are in okay condition, but our academic buildings are always in great condition, along with very clean bathrooms and showers.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I have never gotten in trouble because I have not done anything incredibly stupid. Many of my friends have gotten trouble with alcohol in their rooms or by being drunk. As long as you are quiet and are not making a scene the officers will not bother you.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: There are lots of computers available to use to but the wireless internet isn't the best. At times it's fast but it's not always reliable. Plus for some reason when I use my laptop on campus, the wireless internet, it freezes but never freezes at home. The

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are many different races of students here. And most people can find someone with similar interest to theirs.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt in danger but students always receive emails about crimes that happen by the campus.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation is generally good, at least for both the campus bus system and the Ann Arbor city buses. Most people don't take taxis unless they need to, because of safety reasons, because the campus is right in downtown Ann Arbor and easy to navigate. Also, the campus buses run fairly late, for those living on North Campus and needing to get home.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The diversity on campus is a reflection of its world-wide prestige. It has a high percentage of minorities and international students from all walks of life. Generally, everyone accepts the diversity of culture, religion, and other beliefs. Like most academic institutions, Michigan has a liberal flavor.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is there for those who wish to participate. Largely, it is seen by non-Greeks at Michigan as a distraction from academics. For those involved, it can be engrossing; there is the potential to have great community, but it is a substantial time commitment. If you're serious about succeeding academically, Greek life is not a necessary part of your undergraduate experience.

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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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