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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I wish our school offered more merit-based scholarships. My family does not make a lot of money, but makes just enough so that I do not qualify for a lot of grants or loans that I really do need. I work hard and get good grades, and see just about no reward for that, and I think that should change.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Since this is such a big university there is always something going on. While freshman year I attended a lot of frat parties, I know prefer to hang out at house parties where there are a lot of people I know. They're a great way to hang out with friends, meet new people, blow off some steam from the week and just have fun.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are lots of dining halls to pick from which is nice. However, I've found that most of the entree options are usually pretty heavy/greasy/not-fresh-looking. I sometimes resort to eating a bowl of cereal or soup. I wish there were fresher and healthier entree options. However, dining dollars are great to use around campus cafes.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Bursley my freshman year so the location really made it hard to fully enjoy my housing experience. I definitely did end up meeting most of my best friends here at the University in Bursley, and the social atmosphere was great. The daily bus commute was highly inconvenient and the random housing lottery system led me to ending up in a frustrating situation when I tried to return to the dorms for my sophomore year.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I currently live Off-Campus and the neighborhood is great, and full of students. The only qualms I have with Off-Campus housing are that the leasing companies often treat the students sub-par because, to them, it seems we're only students and they don't take us as seriously as non-student tenants. I feel like my landlord has skimped on certain things concerning cleanliness and house maitenance because they didn't take me seriously.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many great restaurants off-campus, particualrly great Indian food. I am sometimes dissapointed with the lack of variety: it's hard to find decent Mexican food, and decent Pho without MSG. All of Sava's restaurants are exceptionally delicious!

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I think the administration is very communicative with the students.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is a large and varied Party Scene. Personally, I like to drop into a house party every few months at the house of people I know. Still, I've seen and heard that there are many opportunities to attend great parties.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: When I lived in Bursley, I was shocked that all of the bread options had high-fructose corn-syrup in them! Most of the cereals were sugary. The peanut butter and jelly had high-fructose corn syrup in it. It was very hard to eat healthfully in the dining hall, and avoid processed, sugary foods.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms range from brand new to a bit older. The knewer dorms are state-of-the-art. While the older dorms could use some sprucing up and are usually far too hot during the winter becasue the heat is cranked all the way up, they're charming and safe place to live and meet students.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I wouldn't be surprised if Ann Arbor had the best off-campus dining in the country.

4 College Freshman

Administration: U-M is great because it recognizes when students will do activities like drinking anyway and, instead of trying to prevent it, they give the tools needed to keep their students safe (like the Stay in the Blue app).

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: U-M gave me just what i needed, no more and no less, and it was the financially best option given quality.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: I regularly eat at South Quad and there is always, always a delicious option!

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I currently live in South Quad at University of Michigan, and I love it! It's newly renovated with an excellent dining hall, and very close to all my classes.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The price of off-campus housing is probably the worst feature. While you can find some reasonable prices, many other college towns, that I have friends in, are much more college student price friendly. All of the really nice apartments and houses are way out of my price range. I did find a nice little apartment but obviously you get what you pay for and the laundry room is awful and the kitchen is way too small and the internet sucks. But it allows for more freedom than the dorms and it's worth it I think.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many choices for off campus dining in Ann Arbor. Pretty much anything you are craving you can find some where relatively close by. And it's all really good food, but prices can get high at the nicer restaurants.

3 College Junior

Administration: Parking is the worst, I know many people who have gotten many tickets or have gotten towed, it's just really inconvenient. Underage drinking is never enforced, except occasionally in the dorms, but even then it's not always. I don't understand why it's condoned. I also don't understand why students can't visit dorms easily. especially at stockwell, I lived there last year and I loved the study lounges and piano rooms and I have many friends that live there but it is extremely difficult to even get in. I'm a student, not a threat to the community.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I did not qualify for financial aid.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: If you are a party goer than this campus provides a great party scene, as far as I can tell. I'm not a party goer so the scene can get kind of annoying. I live right next to a frat and the noise gets old fast.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Most dining halls have a wide variety of food to choose from. the salad bars are the best, with fresh veggies and fruit. some of the dining halls can get very crowed though, like north quad and east quad. Make your own pizzas are also very great.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The quality of living varies from dorm to dorm. Some dorms are much nicer than others, providing better computer labs and a lot more common areas than others. many of the dorm rooms are very small though and that makes it difficult to comfortably live. For the most part dorms are kept clean, bathrooms can get messy very quickly though.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing depends largely on where you are looking.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining is pretty good. If you are willing to walk further distances there are some nice restaurants.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus doesn't seem to be very strict about the use of illegal drugs and underage drinking.

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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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