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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Leaders and Best – Michigan is all around amazing. The work load is heavy but you leave prepared for anything you face in the world. The professors are always available and willing to help and there are endless resources on campus to fulfill your needs.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greeklife Isn't Priority – A lot of MICHIGAN students are greek but academics always come first. For the NPHC, it's more about the programs that are put on instead of the parties taht are thrown. For PHC, it's more of a social thing. It can hurt your grades too if you don't have good time management skills.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is terrible here! Always packed lots, and the lots available to graduate students (and undergrads) are not that conveniently located. Granted, there are many public transportation options from many lots, but the lots themselves are not great. It is faster for me to walk to school than to drive to a parking lot and walk/bus from there. Not helpful! Parking also gets expensive. The passes are pricey, ticketing is strict, and to park without a pass is also expensive.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off Campus Can Get Expensive Fast – For someone who does not wish to have a roommate, off-campus (and on-campus) housing can get expensive quickly. The choices are somewhat limited, but most are safe. A variety of location choices are available, but none are particularly great.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: Labs Often Crowded, but Good Quality – Labs are frequently crowded, but the computers are usually functioning properly, internet is usually working at sufficient speeds, and the programs I need are loaded on the computers.

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College Freshman

Campus Housing: I Have Never Lived on Campus – Never lived on campus, so I don't have a review of campus housing.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Wide Range of People – UofM has a pretty wide range of religious beliefs, countries of origin, and political beliefs. As a whole, people seem to be very accepting of others though. There are also quite a few ethnic restaurants.

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4 College Senior

Administration: The Police Force Is as It Should Be. The police enforce laws that keep students safe, but also seem to realize that students do like to let loose! There is a good balance here. Professors are strict about academics and a lot of studying is to be expected. However, this is a positive thing in my eyes.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Be Prepared for the Heat – Most dorms do not have air conditioning. Bring fans

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I was apart of greek life and it was great. I met great people and there was always something socially going on. Living in a sorority was great because if you wanted to stay in or go out there was always someone there doing the same.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Best program, especially for pre-med/ pre-PT or related fields.

3 College Senior

Transportation: It's been daunting trying to figure out how best to get around campus, especially when classes are far away and one right after the other. You either have to walk a lot or memorize bus schedules. And as a student who commutes to the campus, parking is a nightmare, too.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I am not involved with greek like here at Michigan but it is very prevalent.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Being a RA this school year, I have been able to learn a lot of what goes on to make housing possible and effective. I think that U of M does a great job building inclusive communities and providing a safe place for students to live and get to know one another. Most of the buildings are being renovated so they are also very clean.

4 College Senior

Technology: Almost every building on campus has a computer lab and you can print wirelessly to the printers in these labs from your personal computers. It makes it convenient for those of us who do not have printers or do not wish to spend hundreds a school year on expense ink cartridges. Having a wide variety of PCs and Macs across campus also makes it helpful when you have a long paper to write and are getting tired looking and your small laptop screen. Overall, i think the University does a great job with the quantity and quality of computers they provide on campus.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Not Much to Work With – Unless you have a means of transportation, there aren't too many options outside of fast food; I have to travel to fifteen minutes away to a city close by to get the food that I really like.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Glad I Chose Umich – UMich has provided me with so many opportunities to grow. I've spent time not only studying, but also making more friends and getting involved in more organizations than I thought possible. No one holds your hand through Michigan undergrad, but I relish the challenge to grow both academically and socially.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Foodie Delight – Ann Arbor has an amazing selection of restaurants. South U and State Street have great, relatively inexpensive options, while Main Street and Kerrytown house tons of gourmet and fine dining (great for when parents come up).

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Nothing Too Harsh – Drinking is much more common than drug use. The only drug you hear about on a semi regular basis is weed.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Best in the Country – You cannot get much better than Michigan for athletics. This university has the most funding out of ANY school for their athletics. This allows them to provide their athletes with quality training, nutrition, and facilities. An example of this is their football stadium. They have a stadium which can fit over 115,000 people! It is nicknamed "the big house" for it's size and stature. Even for the lesser known sports such as swimming, they have equipment and trainers available at an instant if need be. It is more hospitable to it's athletes than any other university in the country.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Some Good – It depends on where you are staying. Some dining halls are pretty basic and don't give you too much variety, however, If you go to west quad they will give you a lot of options. They have diets set up for people with gluten and lactose intolerance. Also if you are vegetarian or vegan they will be glad to accommodate.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Pleasant Town – Ann Arbor is a nice, safe town. It is around 100,000 people and is very green and beautiful. You are never to far away from something if you need it.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Strict Law With Loopholes – The drug and alcohol rules at U of M are extremely strict. There is absolutely no tolerance for any illegal activity by students in regards to alcohol and drugs. If you are caught in possession, you will be fined. Worse consequences have been noted, even reaching into your academic standing. Drugs are not really big on campus, however their have been some noted cases. Drinking seems to be the most prominent activity, especially during tailgatting season.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Could Be Better – The security could be better, as a few incidents occur throughout the year. However, campus safety is very prompt about reporting to the students the accidents that occur and the general area in which they occured. An email is sent out whenever an incident occurs. At night, campus police drive throughout campus patrolling. This gives me a sense of security when I have to walk around campus late at night by myself.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Land of Tiny Room and Big Expenses – Ann Arbor is a great area, however the available housing is scarce and-- using rules of economics-- makes the housing very expensive. The parking could also be improved. There is a common saying: "If you want to bring a car, you might as well bring your own parking space too!" This is very inconvenient, and parking is almost impossible to find, without the help of a pricey parking pass. The community is trying to rely more on public transportation, however many students prefer having their own transportation.

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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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