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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Ann Arbor and the campus always have a lot going on.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Michigan's weather is extremely unpredictable and if you're not used to it, it'll be a little tough to adjust at first. The University NEVER cancels for snow days, so don't get high hopes on that. Other than that, it's pretty easy to walk to class since they're really close to dorms. If you get a dorm that's one of the farther ones, then you can easily take the Blue Bus or an Ann Arbor city bus completely free.

4 College Junior

Technology: There are TONS of computer labs on campus. Pretty much every major building has one, and they are mix between PCs and Macs. Great for doing a quick check of email between classes. But be careful around exam times, as even these fill up quickly. For maximum convenience get your own laptop.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of choices for off campus housing, from actual apartment buildings to houses. There has been a few new buildings built over the past couple of years, and are very nice, but these are expensive. Probably the cheapest option is to rent a house with a group of friends. Ask around for who the good landlords are, but don't try and lease one last minute. The good ones go fast!

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms are a great way to get used to the campus and meet people your first couple years at school. Each dorm has its own pros/cons but definately try and get a dorm on central campus if at all possible. Eveything happens on central! Also, the South Quad and the newer dorms have elevators for easy move in and out. But upperclassmen should look for non-dorm housing. There are lots of apartments and houses for rent on campus, and for WAY cheaper than dorms.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Theres always something going on! The weekend runs from Thursday to Sunday.

3 College Senior

Majors: The process of getting into the Master's program in the School of Social Work was fairly easy. The application was easy to follow and I was able to check the status of my application after I had submitted it. In applying to the program, I would make sure that your personal statement is strong and provides a clear picture of who you are (as a student, professional etc.). Highlight what you have done well in the past and make sure you select references who can speak well to your abilities. And of course it helps to have a strong academic record.

4 College Senior

Majors: The School of Social Work is awesome! The professors are experienced, knowledgeable and stretch you to think critically about social issues. The course offerings are diverse and the school does a great job of supporting the students.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: As a vegetarian, I was certainly worried about the options at the dining halls, but there are plenty of options, and in a few dining halls they don't let you serve yourself so portion control is much easier. I love the food at U of M!

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4 College Freshman

Technology: I love the availability of computers at U of M. There is always an open computer, and there are labs in a lot of the academic buildings so you're never far from your documents. It's certainly easier to have your own computer, but definitely not necessary.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Plenty of parties at U of M. They're free, and people are pretty inviting. However, the frat houses are pretty far from campus.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Friendly, clean and safe. Always something to do. Great cultural aspects.

4 College Junior

Majors: There is a great variety of majors, something that I really like. Then again this can make it harder to figure out what you want to do.

5 College Junior

Academics: Excellent professors, and great courses. But they have high expectations of their students, so the exams are very hard.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The college is very diverse. All races and religions are excepted. So much for everyone to become involved in and to be accepted into. No reason to feel left out.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: High Expectations – I am a Freshman at the University of Michigan. It is a great school and has been a tough learning experience. I have great teachers but kid you not the school has a great reputation and it is not easy. I work very hard to achieve my grades and even then they are not where I want them to be. I also have access to tutors which are a great since of relief. The teachers are available to answer all your questions you might have. I am thankful I have had the opportunity to attend the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: You Never Have to Leave Campus – The campus is located so close to downtown that there is really no reason to ever leave. There is so much going on all the time. Anyone who is bored it is their own fault. There are so many school clubs, activities, social events, music programs there is never time to get bored. The school sets a high standard in its academic learning that if you are not seriour about learning you do not belong there.

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: easy to find a way anywhere. Buses, taxis, train and airplane. The cost is very affordable and easy to get.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: University of Michigan is all about diversity. There is a lot of diversity and it makes for a richer community.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am a pre-med major and I have not held an intern position yet. I am looking to shadow a doctor to get some experience of what it would be like to work in the medical field, and medical schools like to see this.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It's fairly difficult to obtain a non-LSA major. The business school and public policy schools are difficult to get into and highly competitive.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: A lot of cool places to visit. Ann Arbor is an awesome town.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are many different races here. While the majority of people are white; there are many African Americans, Indians, people from the Middle East, people of Asian decent, and Hispanics.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's tons of restaurants in Ann Arbor. You can pretty much find whatever kind of food you're looking for and in whatever price range. A lot of restaurants are within walking distance from campus too, so you don't need a car to find something good to eat.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Campus police are really nice and helpful, and the RA's will let some things slide; just don't bring alcohol back to your dorm because they WILL report you if you do. If you do keep alcohol in your dorm, just don't go around telling people.

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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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