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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Anything you want to eat; fun things to do every night (drunk or sober); feels very safe; state street shopping and close mall; michigan sports are UNBELIEVABLE; very campus town

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are honestly so many different types of restaurants that have such a variety of food! I had never had vietnamese food when I first came here, and within one week I had tried it at a restaurant and it was amazing. SO MANY DIFFERENT OPTIONS AND REASONABLY PRICED!

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather in Michigan definitely has it's ups and downs. Fall is BEAUTIFUL! All of the leaves change colors and it's not that cold. Winter is not very fun, however, because it is freezing and long. I have not yet experienced a spring in Michigan, but I'm sure the temperatures will be mild. It does rain a lot though so definitely invest in an umbrella.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life pretty much dominates the party scene at UofM. If you are not in a sorority it is hard to get into a lot of parties that are at frats because they are deemed "mixers" and are closed. Don't get me wrong there is still a lot of frat parties you can go to there will just be a lot of sorority girls there and you are running the risk of not getting in. Since UofM is such a big school only a small percent of people are actually in Greek Life, but that small percent is still a lot of people. The houses are beautiful, but the rushing process is definitely flawed and a lot of girls dropped out before they were accepted into any houses.

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4 College Junior

Majors: LS&A encompasses a ton of majors that are difficult to sift through at first. Once I choose Political Science, they provided a lot of different classes. Sometimes, the class choices are heavily weighed in one sub-field, but overall, the courses I have taken have been interesting and I have loved my professors.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Amazing. There is always something going on. Whether it is the bar scene, frats, or other things, I am never bored.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Lately there has been a lot of crime on campus, which is definitely concerning. Additionally, although the health center is convenient, it takes a lot to get quality help.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: At UofM there are a lot of people coming from different backgrounds. Having grown up in an entirely white community I have loved meeting people of different ethnicities and learning about their cultures. There are also a lot of different clubs regarding ethnicity, religion, etc. that you can join so no matter who you are or where you come from you can fit in just fine.

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3 College Junior

Parking: If you live in the dorms, you don't need a car. If you live off campus...you still may not need a car if you live on the bus line, but it can be nice...for off campus. For on campus, parking is a nightmare. It's very hard to find a spot and sometimes hard to find a spot and not get ticketed.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: There are A LOT of Greek orgs on campus, both with houses and without. They cover all ranges, from professional to social groups. They are a pretty good way to make friends and get connected, but it's not a big deal if you aren't interested in Greek life either--there are plenty of non-Greek student organizations too.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: Dining Halls are not so great, but Ann Arbor has a great variety of restaurants all over. It is not cheap at all, but the quality and taste is amazing usually. Blue Bucks aren't worth it, any store where you can use them usually have ridiculous prices.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Great teams, and huge fandom. In U of M we are very proud and passionate about our teams. Work out facilities are also pretty nice, there is no doubt that this university is big when it comes to sports. The school spirit in the University of Michigan is like nothing I have ever seen before.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: It can be complicated and stressful. U of M is really expensive and scholarships are not that easy to find. It takes some work but in the end its definitely worth it.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: I came to the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor because it is highly ranked in the nation and has amazing undergraduate programs and support systems.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Ann Arbor has an amazing downtown area where many students go to hangout, party, and have fun. Ann Arbor also has a great college atmosphere! Everyone has school spirit and takes pride that they attend the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Michigan! Winter in Michigan can be great, especially if you don't have to drive or park a car. Students love the snow!

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Campus buses are easily accessible and come around every 10-15 minutes

2 College Freshman

Parking: I do not have a car on campus but my friends who do own a car on campus often tell me how difficult it is to find a parking space.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Ann Arbor is one of the best atmospheres in which to attend college. The people are diverse, outgoing, and friendly. The general structure of the city is phenomenal, and really enjoyable.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Convenient, clean, fashionable, safe, secure, friendly, and diverse. It is a great experience.

3 College Junior

Majors: I'm an Econ major, and the program is very skewed toward liberal economic theory, but I love the general study of economics, and Michigan has one of the best undergraduate econ programs in the country.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: While the drug scene is prevalent (just like any other college), it is relatively hidden, and there is little peer pressure involved.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: While I live close to central campus, those who do not are exposed to a much higher risk of assault, burglaries, muggings, etc. UofM is trying to be vigilant, but the reality is that there is simply a lot of crime in Ann Arbor.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Of course academics here are absolutely fantastic. It's the University of Michigan! We offer a very wide range of majors and minors.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It'd say there are a lot of greek life around here. Just walking down to the big house is crazy. You'll see ALL sorts of frats and sororities, and there are way more to go around. It definitely dominates here and some say it's great. I do hear some crazy stories about greek life though and they can be a bit scary. Be careful, but if you're into partying all the time, greek life at umich is for you.

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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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