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Reviews 3403 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt in danger but students always receive emails about crimes that happen by the campus.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation is generally good, at least for both the campus bus system and the Ann Arbor city buses. Most people don't take taxis unless they need to, because of safety reasons, because the campus is right in downtown Ann Arbor and easy to navigate. Also, the campus buses run fairly late, for those living on North Campus and needing to get home.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The diversity on campus is a reflection of its world-wide prestige. It has a high percentage of minorities and international students from all walks of life. Generally, everyone accepts the diversity of culture, religion, and other beliefs. Like most academic institutions, Michigan has a liberal flavor.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is there for those who wish to participate. Largely, it is seen by non-Greeks at Michigan as a distraction from academics. For those involved, it can be engrossing; there is the potential to have great community, but it is a substantial time commitment. If you're serious about succeeding academically, Greek life is not a necessary part of your undergraduate experience.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I'm a grad student at the SPH. So far i've really enjoyed it. Workload is average, sometimes a lot sometimes not but managable. The school is pretty nice. The curriculum is well thought out.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: I love it! drinks are expensive but there are lots of options outside of the bar life too

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Housing if fine but expensive. There are lots of different options however.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: In my experience, financial aid is not the easiest to attain, especially for middle class students. However, in recent years there appears to be a decrease in the number of students who come from a low-income background. This may be due to the difficulty in attaining aid.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of off-campus food options in Ann Arbor. Definitely something to satisfy every taste. Price varies depending on type of food/restaurant and location (typically, the closer to Main St., the more expensive...). The restaurant scene is generally very hip and enjoyable.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: University of Michigan has a very good nightlife, whether you're a freshman or a senior. There are a variety of bars on campus that are open fairly late and many people go to. However, the bulk of nightlife stems from Greek life. Greek life is prevalent here, and there are always some parties going on for those under 21. Also, many older students and athletic groups will sometimes throw house parties, which can get packed but are extremely fun.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: My friends who look for housing have not had a hard time finding a place to live. However, the pricing for the quality of housing is a little extreme whether it be an apartment or a house.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: The process of getting into Movement Science in the School of Kinesiology was relatively easy. It required an essay and a small application. I was a cross-campus transfer. The process of directly attending this program as a freshman may be a little more difficult because you are applying to get into the University of Michigan as well as Kinesiology. However Kinesiology loves taking Freshman students and it would probably be easier to get into this program rather than LSA.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus crime is rare, but always reported to the entire student and faculty body. Campus security is present, and I never feel unsafe.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you're into that sort of thing, Ann Arbor creates a safe and open environment (within the general law) to consume substances. In addition, however, the police force does a great job at assessing the danger of a situation, and acting with the good of the people in mind. They won't bust a party unless it's dangerous.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Of course, Ann Arbor must face winter. But with the good road and sidewalk maintenance, it make the snow manageable! If you can brave the cold, the warmer days are worth every second of your time. There is lots of variance in weather, but mostly good.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The housing off campus is expensive and can get o be too far from classes

4 College Freshman

Technology: The computers are up to date and work well. Most are newer models. however, some can work slowly, or struggle to process outside information.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Most history or anthropology based majors suggest an internship. I am doing one this summer on a dig site in North Carolina, it provides housing and is worth 6 credits. I am also doing one in the fall for museum studies, this internship provides pay, a minimal amount of hours, and is easily accessible because it is right on campus. If you have any concerns or questions, counselors are always full of options for internships.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Ann Arbor is one of the best towns with a lot to do. You can never be bored here on a weekend night with frat parties, pinball petes, bars, clubs, and cafes. There are so many great stores shopping is always a low key option, as well as lazer tag or go to a play or the movies. It is honestly a wonderful city full of opportunity.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Everyone hates to live on North Campus, but I love it. The quite up here is amazing, and it honestly is not hard to take the bus down to central. Up on north you have still have a library and a lot to do. Plymouth road nearby has many great food spots and grocery stores. I have heard central campus is great too. The food may be the only downfall

4 College Junior

Transportation: Public transportation is pretty good. There are both university and city bus-lines that are free with a student ID.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There are a lot of buses usually running early in the day, but sometimes it gets extremely packed when a lot of people are getting out of class. Usually at those times there aren't very many buses running, which doesn't make sense. And if you have early final exams, you are pretty much screwed because buses BARELY run and there are hundreds of students waiting for a bus. That said, there are a lot of bus stops so there's always one convenient for where you need to go.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: You would be surprised at how many different races and religions you see around campus. I think U of M is one of the most diversified public colleges there is. There are tons of international students and it's always fun to see them interact and learn more about their cultures.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are a tremendous amount of places to eat, so you should never get tired of eating anything here. But the dining halls do sometimes get a little crowded, and at certain times of day, the food is a little cold. There really isn't much to complain about though!

3 College Freshman

Parking: If you park where you are not allowed, you will most likely get fined


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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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