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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Something for Everybody – There are so many different food options on and around campus. Anything you could ever want can be found somewhere and there are a variety transportation options available that make everything accessible.

4 College Junior

Local Area: I Love This Small Town – Ann Arbor is a beautiful place that contains an unique style. The place is filled with mostly college students, but everyone else that lives there is incredibly nice. There are a lot of delicious restaurants, which is one of my favorite things. When it comes to activities there is not that much to do, except for the ton of activities that are ran in the university by the students. There is a small movie theater and some nice places, if you like going shopping. My favorite thing in Ann Arbor is the open-minded atmosphere that fills the entire city. Everyone feels free to be themselves, and I think this brings up a lot of creativity and uniqueness out in its habitants.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Michigan football is legendary. It speaks for itself. Other sports are just as impressive. For example, the Men's rowing team is only a club sport, due to funding, however they are always ranked above the Varsity teams of other universities. Also, I just recently read, that if the University of Michigan were considered its own nation, it would rank 55th in the WORLD medal count. Needless to say we have fantastic athletic programs and very talented athletes.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Not Bad – Ann Arbor has plenty of apartments around campus. If you can rent a place with a few friends, the place is affordable. Places obviously vary in quality and cost, but it is not very hard to find a place if you start early.

4 College Junior

Majors: In the college of LSA, you can choose from many different majors and minors, which allows students to pick what will suite their own wants and needs for their career of choice. All of the professors want to help their students to succeed. If you ask them for help, they will never turn you down and will go out of their way to help you with just about anything. I haven't had any professors that did not love their job and that did not want to help their students succeed. I highly recommend going to office hours as much as you can, to speak with your instructors and get to know them on a more personal level. You won't regret it!

4 College Junior

Majors: Most people (including myself, at first) think that majoring in psychology is a joke and that you cannot find jobs with a B.A. in psychology. However, I have found that it is quite the opposite. Majoring in psychology opens doors for thousands of career options. The University of Michigan is in the top 5 for Psychology majors in the nation, and if you take a psychology class at Michigan, you will understand why. Each of the psychology professors pushes their students beyond the average psychology major student and they expect nothing less than the best work from their students. In Michigan psychology classes, it is not just about memorizing psychology terms like in most schools because the professors encourage their students to think outside of the box and relate their work to real life events.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: Endless Choices – The food choices around campus are endless. Ann Arbor is known for its great food and great restaurants. There are several dining halls to pick from, and all serve different types of food everyday, so you never get sick of eating the same things over and over again. Sometimes the food quality in the dining halls are not the greatest, but you always have the choice to go somewhere else. Sushi bars are a big hit in Ann Arbor, so give each one a try!

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Different Than What You Would Think – Despite what other schools might say about UM, we have a fair amount of attractive people here. The university attracts a lot of high school athletes, so many people coming in are pretty fit and take good care of themselves.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Hail to the Victors! Big Ten sports are where it's at! U of M has some of the best rivalries, the biggest games, and most exciting sports you'll find. All events are accessible on a normal school schedule, and are a blast. Go Blue!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A Lot of Variety – Plenty of restaurants spanning across different cultural backgrounds. There isn't really a bad restaurant, but some of them can be expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Great for All Interests – Whether you want to drink or not, Ann Arbor has a good scene for you. There's a lot of dry activities like UMix going on, and there's always a party going on somewhere. The only problem with some of the frat parties is the bros that stand at the door and "bounce." But I guess that happens everywhere.

5 College Senior

Academics: Classes Teach Life Experience – The classes at the University of Michigan help with whatever your major is. The professors are really there to help you succeed and they are always willing to meet you at your convenience. I have in the School of Education and all my classes are preparing me very well for my future career.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: I do not live on campus housing, however I have been there to visit many friends who live in dorms, or sorority houses. They are always clean and nice looking. People seem to take great pride in keeping these places clean.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The University of Michigan is a GREAT experience. There is so much tradition at U of M, and the people here are great. There is nothing like being in downtown Ann Arbor during football Saturday when everyone is dressed up in their maize and blue outfits.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Going Greek! Greek life is always fun, there are pretty good parties. However Greek life is not the center of the University of Michigan so if someone does not join then it is not a big deal. It is fun if you are in a sorority or Fraternity but it is more social than anything else.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: The facilities are always clean. They are always taken very good care of them. I always see people cleaning them if no one is in them.

2 College Senior

Weather: Snows a ton, but classes are not allowed to get cancelled unless by individual professors. It is flat, so the wind is horrendous. However, the university does a good job of keeping walks clean.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Hard to Get Housing – Freshman year I made a lot of great friends just because they lived in my hall. They also do a good job of pairing you with a roommate. The housing was very small, cramped, smelled, and had little temperature control. Additionally, my sophomore year I was unable to get housing and forced into living into an apartment.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Fun Until the Cold Winter – Ann Arbor is a beautiful city and there are so many things to do both on and off campus. The fall is extra fun because of football games. There are lots of activities for anyone to participate in. However, in the winter it is very cold. Sometimes it is too cold to do much, you just want to stay inside with a big cup of coffee (you'll need it in college) to study.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Hail to the Victors – Nothing beats Michigan Football, basketball, and hockey. These are the main focus of everyone, and they bring everyone together. Nothing is more fun in LIFE than a Michigan Football Pregame

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Girls Are OKAY – lots of very JAPpy girls donning northface and ugg boots if that's your thing. Their interests are the same. You can find any kind of girl you want though, it just matters how hard you are willing to look. It seems as though the majority of good looking girls are involved in greek life though

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5 College Senior

Party Scene: Nightlife is always there for those who choose it, especially Greeks. The friends you make in greek life making going to the bars a very easy transition once you become of age, as you will already know 90% of the people at the bars. Skeeps is there for those with fakes (use a real ID not of you) and those who love to just get super drunk. Ricks is somewhat "higher class," provided you keep your mind-probe count under 2. When a freshmen, take advantage of the mixers and frat parties on fridays, as usually saturdays, tuesdays, and thursdays are bar nights. don't forget to wake up early on every football saturday, the pregames are unbeatable!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: School Spirit – The reason I came to Michigan from way out of state is literally because I wanted to be surrounded by the Wolverine school spirit all the time! I've never experienced so many people loving and supporting one place in my life and it's so infectious and contagious! I love being so immensely proud of our teams, our education, our facilities, and our alumni!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: UMich has a huge variety of study and hangout spots. There are seven libraries on central campus alone, and each has its own reputation for its vibe, noise level, etc. Additionally, there are tons of outdoor places to study, from the diag to tables and chairs set up in the gardens outside Ross Business school, to the beautiful natural scenery of Nichol's Arboretum, just outside the hustle and bustle of Ann Arbor. One of my favorite places on campus is the study room inside the University Museum of Modern Art (UMMA). You can even sit in front of your favorite pieces and study, if you like! There are two athletic centers open to all students, as well as additional exclusive gyms. I prefer the newer and larger CCRB, but I have friends that swear by the older and quieter IM building.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Overall Pretty Helpful – The school is really great about providing information about both on and off-campus housing. Of course, if you want off-campus housing you need to be prepared for a more independent search since you will be negotiating with non-University renters and landlords.

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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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