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5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The Big 10 conference athletics is unparalleled.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I loved The University of Michigan because I was able to major in English and minor in a professional theatre program. I enjoyed the Big 10 atmosphere and the Arts were unparalleled.

2 College Freshman

Weather: It's Michigan! The weather is pretty unpredictable and it can be really cold and windy and sucky.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I hear that nightlife is great, but if your underage there is nothing for you to do.

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1 College Freshman

Parking: I don't even have a car and I'm glad I don't. From what I know from friends and fellow students, parking is horrendous on and around campus.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: It's one of the best public universities in the country.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food is great! There are so many options and dining halls. If you have a meal plan, you can eat anywhere and there's something for everyone.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I thought the housing practice was very easy to complete. The program that I'm in allowed me to live in a new, spacious building with amazing proximity to classes. However not everyone has this experience and some freshman get stuck in really small, old and crappy housing.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I think it is possible to find a committed relationship here, but it's difficult. Guys are generally attractive and are usually pretty smart. However, there is a huge hookup culture here and if your not into that you might want to search elsewhere.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: U of M likes to say that the campus is very diverse and accepting but it really isn't. We just had a scandal with a fraternity trying to throw a racially insensitive Halloween party. You really have to try hard to connect with you're minority group, in whatever form.

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2 College Freshman

Technology: Computer labs can be crazy around test and midterms time. Some classes require laptops, so you really do need one. There are some wifi networks provided by campus but they can be really spotty and unreliable.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's as safe as any campus, but they do send out crime alerts when any crime is reported and that can make it really scary. They are good at keeping students informed but it can make you feel like there is a lot of crime on and directly around campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The campus at University of Michigan is absolutely beautiful! They are doing a lot of renovations lately so if a campus building or residence hall isn't exactly up to date, you can bet it will be in the next few years.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school isn't very cooperative with financial aid and working with a student to help them.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It is quite inconvenient when it is raining, snowing or cold when you have to walk all over campus or wait for the buses.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Ann Arbor has endless choices when it comes to food choices off-campus. Food choices range from Middle-Eastern to Korean to Indian to African and everything in-between. Most places give student discounts and lots of places are open until 2 or 3am.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: GO BLUE! Our school has immense school spirit (mostly for the football team, but also for the basketball team). People that don't even go to our school are die-hard fans.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The university has a mix of old and new housing options. Some of the dorms are old and the rooms are really small and a bit dirty. The newer housing facilities have really cool designs and the rooms are nicer and cleaner. The dorms are pretty close to the classes unless you live on one campus and have classes on the other-- then just take the bus, but it is quite far, but if you live on the campus where your classes are, then you are set.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like my school a lot, but it is very expensive to live in Ann Arbor among other things.

3 College Freshman

Technology: I do not think that there are very many computer labs. I know that most students have their own laptops, but most students do not have their own printers and the computers at the library become very crowded when people go there to print things. Wireless is available in all of the university buildings and the speed is average. The cost of printing I think is a bit expensive.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I think the university does a pretty good job understanding that young people are going to find alcohol, drink and go to parties. The police and the university are pretty realistic, they just do their best to advise the students to try to be as safe as possible while doing it. They teach the students what kind of medical help is available to them if something happens to them or their friends, and tell them that they will not get in trouble for seeking help for each other.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I have not yet declared my major but I know of several different programs for majors and I know that the academic advisors help guide students' class choices and help them discover internship opportunities and other educational opportunities.

5 College Freshman

Academics: University of Michigan offers a degree program in almost everything. The professors are all very qualified in their fields even if some of them are not the best teachers. The registration process is a bit chaotic and students do a lot of scrambling to get the classes that they want, but I assume that this is pretty much the case at any big university. Workload depends on which classes the student takes and how many of them. Compared to my high school (Cranbrook Kingswood), the workload is less. Popular study areas include biology, psychology, and engineering study areas.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Ann Arbor is filled with awesome restaurants and shops and they are all close to campus. Downtown is filled with students and locals and there is always something to do.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are some really nice apartments available off campus; however, the nice ones are extremely overpriced when compared to apartments of the same quality in East Lansing and other places. Even low quality apartments that are close to campus are outrageously expensive and I would say that most are around one thousand dollars per month.

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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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