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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Most professors are extremely smart. It can be tough to form a personal relationship with some of them, though, because they have so many students and also conduct their own research.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Difficult, but there are many resources available.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is definitely crime in Ann Arbor, but the police send us reports of every crime thats happens on or around campus. I've never felt unsafe.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are definitely some nice houses and apartments but some are really gross. It's really about what you're willing to pay for (although places like Landmark and Zaragon are not worth the money). Generally, closer to campus means pricier.

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5 College Senior

Diversity: I definitely know people from all kinds of backgrounds. I think there is a student group for pretty much any interest you could have.

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5 College Senior

Local Area: Ann Arbor is a great town. If you're here in the summer, things like Top of the Park and the Art Fair are amazing. The rest of the year, sports dominate the weekends. Main street is also really fun all year round!

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I had a great room (large, had a sink, view of the Law Quad) in South Quad but most of the freshman rooms on the hill are pretty small.

3 College Senior

Weather: It gets cold in the winter but it's amazing in the summer and fall.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: All the dining halls I've eaten at have a wide variety of choices and the food is good. Some places on campus are much better to eat at than others which you'll find out quickly, but any place you choose will have anything you're in the mood for. The dining hall in my dorm isn't open on weekends so that's sort of inconvenient, but I can just go to the dining hall 3 minutes out my door instead.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus system took me a little while to figure out, but with the help of some friends, it's really easy to take. Bus stops are conveniently located and I always get a seat, but on the weekends, the buses rarely run which is a pain. If you're at the library or out late at night, you can always call a free ride service that takes you back to the dorm which is really useful.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather here is very unpredictable. One day at the beginning of November it was 60 degrees and sunny and the next day it was 40 and raining. Being from the east coast, I'm used to that kind of weather, but it could be overwhelming for other out-of-staters. If you find it too cold to walk outside, the buses are pretty helpful for getting where you need to go.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I hope to attend Law school in the future and in the meantime complete law internships. The political science classes are very good and the advising center helps you find opportunities along the way.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The political science major is a really good one. I enjoy all of my classes and find the lectures to be very interesting. The teachers have a lot of experience and provide a lot of good knowledge. There are many options to choose from for classes

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Ann Arbor is incredibly diverse and the food selection rightfully reflects that! Directly on campus there are many classic college town type restaurants as well as those that are cultural and they are typically all affordable. Also, a couple minutes away from campus in downtown Ann Arbor, there are many high end restaurants that offer a classy night out if that's what you're looking for.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I am enrolled in the political science program. This application was no different than the normal application to the University of Michigan. The political science program is really great and the professors are very knowledgable.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics at the University of Michigan are rigorous but worth it. Workload is large, so time management is a must. There are awesome resources for each program and it is crucial to take advantage of them!

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: All of our available majors rank the top in the country and the curriculum is rigorous but that is what makes us the leaders and the best. The majority of my professors have been great and always willing to help one-on-one outside of class. Our discussion sections for certain classes allow you to receive more personal attention and interact with the grad student assistants who are a great asset to use.

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1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is hard to come by unless you buy a permit which will cost close to $300 for the year. Higher priority is given to upperclassmen so as a freshman or sophomore your spot will mostly be in an inconvenient spot that you need a bus to access. It is advised that you just take advantage of the free bus system available unless having a car is absolutely necessary.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining halls are OK, but for the most part they all serve the same meals just different days. There is good variety, but you get tired of it quickly. North Quad is the best though! I loved that you could use a meal swipe in the Markley Hideaway for a breakfast meal, and that you can use your dining dollars and blue bucks at all of the cafes in the libraries and dorms.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I came to The University of Michigan because of its outstanding academic curriculum, and I have experienced nothing less. The campus is truly a home away from home and although the workload is a bit much, professors and GSI's are willing to help and answer questions when visited in office hours. Some classes are restricted to those that belong to a certain professional school, which keeps students aspiring to do their best in order to be accepted into these schools that hold such high academic standards.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: If you live on North Campus you can get a parking permit that runs for a monthly rate but parking in Ann Arbor is horrible in general. Unless you live in a fraternity or sorority where parking is offered if you live there. It's easier to just get a bike.

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1 College Freshman

Parking: There is no student parking. It is so busy and half the time only handicapped spaces are open and then you get ticketed for parking there.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Basketball, Football and Hockey here are all great. Probably one of the most well rounded athletic schools around.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is really big but it does not dominate. You do not need to be in Greek life to have fun or make friends. I would highly recommend Greek life though because it has a lot of advantages and is very fun.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Ann Arbor has a great number of restaraunts that can appeal to everyone's individual tastes. If you want Asian, Italian, American, Fusion, or any other type of food, there will be a convenient as well as affordable option right in the college town. Everything is within walking distance of dorms on central campus, unless you live on north, and then it is just a short (and free) bus ride away!

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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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