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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.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sometimes you feel unsafe when crime alerts come out, but generally you have nothing to worry about. Campus security can be strict at times, but as far as drinking goes, they don't care too much if you aren't being super obnoxious about it.

4 College Junior

Technology: Printing is great, there are printers in almost every building on campus. Some of the dorms have computer labs in them and rarely are they full except before exams, but you will get a spot if you go in there beforeI 8. The wireless can be shoddy in some dorms but in the newer dorms it works well, overall I'd say it doesn't fail to disappoint. I would say that a laptop is necessary though as some places like the Angell Hall computer lab are full of students with nothing to do between classes so they take all the computers. Also laptops are good for taking notes in lecture. A personal printer is not necessary, but I'd suggest one if you are not living in a dorm.

3 College Junior

Parking: Parking passes are relatively expensive. It would be very difficult for a freshman to get one. Most parking is on North Campus so you would basically have to take a bus to get to your car. Parking garages can get really expensive. Some students lease spots but sometimes they can be over a hundred dollars a month. If you're lucky maybe a friend in a house will rent one to you for a good deal. Cars are not really necessary though as everywhere is in walking distance except the super market, but unless you have a kitchen and plan on cooking it doesn't really matter. Also there are buses that take you there and around campus.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Camopus is really diverse- good looking guys and girls mixed in with the average. You'll find jocks, party girls, greek lifers, artists, "chill" people. Ann Arbor is great because no matter who you are there will be people like you and the diversity enables you to get to know people well. Yeah, there are some very wealthy people but the snobbery is not like in high school, you can definitely escape it. There's a hook up culture but also people in committed relationships.

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking in Ann Arbor is very poor and usually cannot be found close to your classes. Most buildings are close enough to walk, or bike to if needed. I would not recommend bringing a car to campus.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There are many resources available, however, scholarships and financial aid is limited.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is great in Ann Arbor. Between the blue campus buses and Ann Arbor transit buses you get anywhere from Ypsi to the other end of Ann Arbor. The best part is that both bus systems are totally free to students!

3 College Junior

Majors: I'm really hoping that I'll get an internship this year. For psychology, it really depends which division you are (brain/behavior science, neuroscience, or just psychology) and how research-oriented you'd like to be. Research internships do exist, but they are very very competitive and take quite a bit of work to apply for. I'd say the closer you are to medical related fields, the easier it is to find an internship. Finding/applying to internships takes a great deal of time and effort, so start attending career fairs at least a semester ahead of time just to get the feel of things.

5 College Junior

Majors: Declaring a psychology major is extremely easy. You sign up to attend a psychology orientation (where they tell you about the major) and then you make an appointment with your advisor. There are some prerequisite classes, which are all very clearly listed on the department website. When you go to the appointment, you fill out a short form, and then it takes a bit for it to be processed. I think most people declare in their sophomore year.

4 College Junior

Majors: I'm pretty content with the psychology program at UM. It's a huge department, but I've managed to find my niche. I've received a lot of support from my professors, advisors, and friends. I only discovered my interest in business this past year, so if I could start over I'd go for a degree in business. People who graduate from Ross really don't have a problem finding a job, so I wish I had that degree.

2 College Freshman

Administration: As long as you maintain a reasonable composure, the police won't come after you. However, if someone reports you to an RA, they will report you to the police and you'll face consequences.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is generally very safe. Most parties and incidents occur off campus. The DPS is usually around the dorms on the weekends, but they do not have an overbearing presence.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: In freshman year, housing options are limited and of poorer quality than upperclassmen dorms. Most freshmen live on North Campus, which is not bad, but just inconvenient because you'd have to bus down to central. Upperclassmen dorms, such as North Quad, have very nice amenities. No matter where you are, the social scene is always there.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm living in Mosher Jordan Hall (MoJo), and am loving it. I know some of my friends are living up North and are having different dorm experiences, so it really is getting lucky with the dorms. However, I'd look into the residential programs before applying for housing to see if there are any programs in the dorm you want to live in that you'd want to participate in.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: Computers are available pretty much everywhere you go. It can get a little difficult to seek out CAEN computers, but once you know where they are, they can come in handy. Wireless is fast and haven't had any major issues with this so far.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There's definitely a big difference between dining halls on campus. I tend to stick to the Hill Dining Hall (in MoJo) since it's right below my dorm (and easy to get to when you have classes on Central). The food usually changes day to day, and they often have some sort of theme for the "world palette". There's always the salad bar and grill options. However, you do get kind of tired of eating at dining halls, but that's probably true anywhere you go. It can get pretty busy around lunch, but there's plenty of seating.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's a wide variety of dining options within the general vicinity of the university. I'd say that the prices are reasonable (though dining out wouldn't be a daily activity, there's always somewhere new to try when going out on a weekly night out with friends), and places are definitely within walking distance. Food's good, atmosphere around State Street is great.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The University of Michigan is a top notch in every aspect, and so are the students. I am proud to be a student at the U of M

4 College Senior

Campus Food: The only thing I could complain about is Dining Dollars. They can only be used at some places, which is nearly impossible if you don't live by The Victors or The Blue Apple.

5 College Senior

Transportation: The campus blue buses are efficient and helpful. There's definitely a culture around that system alone--if you live in Bursley, you bond with the rest of your friends taking a bus to campus! Ann Arbor white buses are also sufficient to get around town. You don't need a car. You could rent a bike from Rec Sports or a local store if you want that option as well (I'd recommend it).

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3 College Senior

Administration: There's no tolerance for drinking, etc. in the dorms if you get caught. Off-campus, MIPs (Minor In Possession) are strictly enforced as well.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you go to football games or out on weekend evenings the effects of alcohol are very present. There are many other things to do, however, and you can sign up for substance-free housing if you want to meet other people who won't drink.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is terrible in Ann Arbor. The good news is that there is very little need for a car on campus. Most things are in walking distance, and there is an excellent busing system for anything farther.

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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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