YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 3085 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

{{ error }}
close
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of good restaurants around Ann Arbor, many within walking distance of campus. Five Guys and Fries is very popular and I can vouch for their french fries. Most of the places aren't too expensive, and some specialize, like Bubble Island, which only has tea or mochi. It's very tasty I can recommend it. There's also a place that only sells gelato.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: DPS is everywhere, there are emergency phone buttons illuminated throughout campus, multiple numbers that are provided for students, well lit streets. safe rides is also a free service that you can use when it is late. just call and you can be driven anywhere for free at any time.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: No matter what your scene is, there is something to do almost everyday of the week. South campus bars are frequented by the "bro" types. Skeezy/sketchy/creepy nights can be had at skeeps, ricks, or necto, there are coop parties, frat parties and tons of house parties every weekend. Maybe the only downside to nightlife is that it never dies down... there is always a distraction from studies.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Athletics: If you want to be involved in sports at UofM, then you've come to the right place. There are tons of intramural and club teams that have no tryout requirements and expect nothing but enthusiasm and dedication. Even though it's a big ten school, there is no shortage of opportunities for you if you want to be active.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The campus police are quite strict on this but the city police are not. If you get caught with weed off campus its just a slap on the wrist fine, on campus the perp will get arrested. It is not very uncommon to see people talking about it or under the influence of some sort of drug.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The campus housing is pretty solid to be honest. People are very friendly for the most part. Some of the dorms are a little older (I live in West Quad), but have decently spacious rooms. I'm not sure about other rooms but I live in a quad and it has a regular sized fridge/freezer, bathroom, cupboards, sinks, bathrooms in the dorm room, along with an oven/stove. It is very nice although it is a little older than some of the Hill neighborhood housing options.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: As a freshman, I got very lucky getting an apartment on North Campus. I am close to a dining hall, and very close to the rec center, where I work out twice a day.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: My parents would have liked to see more financial help from the school.

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.

1 person found this useful Report
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!

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Photos More photos . . .

Burton Tower
Burton Tower
Burton Tower Burton Tower Burton Tower (aka the clocktower) is in the center, with Hill Auditorium on the left, and Rackham in the far right

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors
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."

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!