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4 College Sophomore

Academics: It will challenge you and force you to work hard, but success is possible and feels great and well deserved.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Really easy to get financial aid if you live out of state... if you live in state, though, GOOD LUCK. I couldn't get any financial aid as an in-state student even though I had a 4.0 GPA in high school and a 30 on the ACT. It's nuts.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Pretty average-- easy to get a place if you sign up on time. Lots of ads around campus so you always know where/when to start looking. Close to campus, easy commute.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Such a cute small town. Very unique (there are tiny "fairy doors" lining the streets. Discrete... but pay attention and look for them!). The locals love college students; lots for teens to do. Quiet and fun at the same time. Great college town!

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food where I live is gross! But if you go to other places on central campus, the food improves and is more of a B+ rating.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Having your own car in Ann Arbor is a liability. There's free public transportation because there's just too many people packed into this crowded city for everyone to have a car. Parking is expensive and limited. Save yourself the pain and suffering.

2 College Sophomore

Academics: There are just too many people for you to get an individualized experience. It's up to you to make your way through. That sounds pretty much like every other college experience in the grand scope of things.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are an absolute metric ton of restaurants in Ann Arbor catering to every whim and will your palette could possibly need. Ethnic food? Name your country. Vegetarian or vegan? I can name at least 3 restaurants that specifically cater to them. U of M's choices are excellent.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Worth It? The classes are rigorous, large, and full of GSIs, but overall, the entire experience seems fairly procedural. There is no individual assistance at the undergrad level, but the reputation of the school is expected to carry the weight of the degree.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: In the dorms, the wi-fi can be a little shaky. But if you join the "M-Wireless" network, you're guaranteed internet access pretty much anywhere on campus.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: EVERYONE goes to football games at Michigan. Football saturdays are the best days of the week. There is so much school spirit and fun, many students say it is their favorite part of attending u of m.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Michigan definitely has a pretty high standard. While not considered ivy league, the material and workload given here are large/challenging enough to stand out among other college education.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Computers are never too far away, no matter where you are on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Race and Ethnicity courses are required at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor. There are many different cultures represented, but the majority is white.

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4 College Junior

Academics: My major is fairly common (similar to neuroscience), but I love the classes that I get to take for it. I love psych, and there are a huge variety of psych classes that I can choose from to meet my requirements. The work load isn't too bad, and there are many research opportunities as well within the field. The only con is that because it is so popular, it is difficult to get into certain classes you want during registration time.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: U of M is a really safe campus. Though there have been the crime alerts, etc that have been sent out, the University does a great job at keeping students and staff informed about what is going on, through email, text, etc. There is also the safe ride and safe walk service that is free for students that need to get home late at night.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics are a huge part of U of M with both a great football and basketball team. There is also the CCRB and NCRB (for both North and Central Campus) that is free for students.

3 College Junior

Academics: The academics are really good, definitely one of the top notch curriculums in the country. I feel that the study areas are kind of limited though, especially during finals week, when everyone's cramming into the graduate and undergraduate libraries, and there really aren't too many additional study areas at a good location. Also, though some of the professors are great, others are not as accessible to their students.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are many different people at Michigan from all types of countries, ethnicities, backgrounds. There are many different styles and looks that are amazing to observe and even incorporate into your own. It's difficult to not like someone here.

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: It is great. Everyone comes out and study or party.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: luckily I dont live on North campus and thus rarely have to take the bus. But they're pretty available, and the Ride (non-university buses that are still free) can get you pretty much anywhere you want. You definitely don't need a car, especially as a freshman

5 College Freshman

Athletics: lets just say we have the biggest football stadium in america, and people purposely study abroad during the winter so they don't miss football season. there is so much spirit, so much fun, it's awesome

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: the dining halls, especially mojo, are alright. Sometimes you get sick of them, but there's a ton of food places near campus to spice it up. I'd suggest getting the lowest meal plan.

4 College Freshman

Technology: They're very accessible; in most dorms, in all the libraries, in Mason hall (the fishbowl), they're pretty much everywhere, and they're usually pretty fast. You can also wirelessly print from anywhere on campus to anywhere on campus.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Yeah, it's cold. Yes, this kinda stinks sometimes. But I'm from California and I can handle it, just get a down winter coat, warm boots, and gloves.

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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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