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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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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is a huge amount of off campus housing available to students. There are three very big apartment buildings (Landmark, U-Towers and Zaragon) which are extremely close to campus and very new. There are also many houses and smaller apartment buildings all relatively close to campus that are reasonably priced. Most landlords are very friendly and helpful. It is a very safe campus, with police officers always around.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: Being in the college of engineering is definitely difficult. The first year is the hardest because it is when you are adjusting to everything and the classes are quite difficult. Although the workload is a lot, there are so many resources available to help you through it. There are tutors, office hours and study groups that are free to students and that many of them use. I recommend joining a study group for your science classes, and always use office hours for all your classes.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet, but there are many many options available to engineering students. There are two career fairs where hundreds of companies come looking for students to fill their internship positions. There will without a doubt be a company that is interested in hiring you.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Applying to the engineering program is quite simple. On the University of Michigan application, you choose the College of Engineering and simply apply. If you get in, you are automatically enrolled in the college of engineering. Important criteria would be things such as calculus and physics classes, as well as extra curricular activities.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: As an engineering major, it is definitely tough. The classes your friendship year are very difficult and are designed as "weeder classes" so you have to work extra hard to get through them. After that your classes will still be difficult, but you will start to enjoy them more. If I could do it again I would, because I know that once I graduate I know I will be able to find a job. I am pretty confident that with my degree I will find a job.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: There are websites that can help students find internships. Not all internships are well paid, but they are available and help give students experience in their field.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: There are many computer labs that are opened 24 hours for students. Wireless access is easily available for those who have a personal computer, but the internet requires you to log in every time you want to use it, and sometimes spontaneously stops working. Printing is available, but the amount of printing is limited, and some students find it easier to bring their own instead of paying for extra pages.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are many dining halls, which serve a varied a delicious selection of food. Unfortunately, some of those dining halls are not opened on weekends and some of them have strange hours.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: School policies are pretty strict on academics, especially plagiarizing, but maybe not strict enough on drinking or drugs.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at Michigan are best described as "world class". The caliber of students who are selected to attend the university are indicative of the expectations that students face every day in and out of class. Students at Michigan are expected to maintain a rigorous class schedule while also becoming heavily involved in their community.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Both guys and girls at the university are extremely focused on there studies and will gladly sacrifice a Friday or Saturday night to study for an upcoming exam or write a looming essay. Although everyone is very goal/career oriented, they also love to have fun and are excited to let loose. As far as girls go common saying at Michigan is, "good from far but far from good."

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics here are extremely challenging due to the fact that you are competing with some of the brightest kids in the nation who are all vying for mostly the same degrees such as business, engineering, public policy, medicine, etc.. While it's challenging, you can tell that you are receiving one of the best educations in the world and that after four years it will pay off.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorm are old but thats what makes it special at UM

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There isn't a ton of options near to campus and if you want to find something you have to make sure you get it in the first month of school the year before. It's usually pretty expensive in the nearest apartments. The apartments and houses are close to campus which is nice.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: They have a ton of funding so they provide scholarships to kids who need them, and even if you don't necessarily apply they give ones based on merit.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Getting stuck on North Campus is the worst in terms of commuting to classes and making sure you can catch the last bus at night. On the other hand, it creates a great community of kids in your hall as long as it's Bursley.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I came in as an LSA student and I'm hoping to transfer to engineering for the beginning of my sophomore year. The process to transfer seems straightforward. As far as I know, it's pretty simple. Tough? Sure, but not complicated (if that makes sense).

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most girls are fairly attractive, like all of the attractive girls from the state of Michigan decided to go here. Overall, girls are above average, but there aren't many stand-outs.

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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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