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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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2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are lots of guys to chose from, don't get me wrong. But boys here aren't fantastic. Although some are pretty good looking. Depends.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: Computer labs are very plentiful. Sometimes they're busy, depending on what time you go at. But in almost every building there's at least one. For some of the more common buildings, like Burlsey, the freshman dorm, there are 2. It's strongly recommended you do bring your own.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Ann Arbor is awesome. There are a lot of great places to eat, and multiple streets with cute shops and restaurants. There is pretty much everything a college kid would ever need, and if the area around campus doesn't have it, it is definitely in driving distance and on the Ann Arbor bus route.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol is huge at U of M. The greek scene is also huge, which definitely contributes to the prevalence of alcohol. Pot is also pretty accessible, although as a girl I don't see it as much. Football season inspires many to drink, and Welcome Week is infamous for the crazy drinking. It's a lot of fun if you manage it correctly. There are definitely some people who don't drink, but I don't know too many.

4 College Freshman

Academics: A lot of people think U-M is a football school where academics come second. This is not the case. The kids go just as hard at the football pre games as they do in the library on Sunday and during the week. My classes are really challenging- lots of reading and independent work ethic involved. Nonetheless, the teachers are engaging and really know what they are talking about.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The Wolverines are amazing!! The fans are insane, especially at football games. School spirit is huge. It is very excited. We have decent to good teams, and there is usually always something going on. Besides the big varsity teams, there are other ways to play on sports team like inter mural. The athletic facilities are great.

5 College Freshman

Majors: You declare a major simply by applying for it. The only exception is getting into the Ross Business School. They have different criteria for majors. For the LS&A you can pretty much make up any major you want and you academic adviser will help you make it legit.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: U of M has both Blue Buses and The Ride. Blue Buses are U of M's free buses that travel around campus and to North Campus. Anywhere else you need to get can be accessed by The Ride which is Ann Arbor's public bus system, and it is free for U of M students with a valid MCard (Umich ID).

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Busses will take you anywhere you want to go. There are U of M busses that go ALL over campus, and then city busses that take students for free anywhere around Ann Arbor. It is expensive to bring cars here, but they REALLY aren't needed.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The psychology program at Umich is top-ranked in the country, and it shows. There are tons of choices of classes, and I've never taken a psych class that I don't like.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am a psych major, and I could just declare. You just needed to get C's or higher in stats, intro psych, and two intro psych subject classes, like social psych or developmental psych.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a great way to make friends and make a large campus feel smaller. Not everybody is involved but those who are love it. You do not have to be a part of greek life to have fun and girls can get into most parties whether they are greek or not. Guys have a more difficult time getting into fraternities if they are not in that fraternity.

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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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