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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.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Something for Everyone! The food here is so yummy. You can find something cheap and quick or sit down for a nice meal. Restaurant week is great too. Lots of local restaurants have special deals twice a year. It is really fun!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Live in a Housing Cooperative! I absolutely love it! I live in Vail house in Kerry Town. I love the home cooked meals, the music students that play our baby grand piano and the fact that we have a kiln and a potters wheel downstairs. Everyone is so nice and helpful and best of all cooperative! I pay 586 a month for utilities, organic local food, cooked meals, access to the kiln, pianos, potters wheel, and internet.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diverse, but Segregated by Concentrations – The students of UMich are extremely diverse, and it's not uncommon to see interracial couples, or friend groups. The one common denominator between all the students? Everyone is fairly intelligent. Despite this, most students tend to hang out with other people from their respective racial/socioeconomic cliques.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Best Town to Spend Your College Years – Ann Arbor...Where do I begin? There's always something to do every second of the day/night. If you like culture, we have a myriad of museums (most are free). If you like to party, we have countless bars and clubs. If you just want to study, our libraries open at seven in the morning, and close at five in the morning; but they're open all hours during finals and midterms. Do you like nature? There's the arboretum, also known as Nichol's Arboretum, a humungous chunk of fertile land and humbling forest-- complete with trails, and a majestic prairie. But, honestly, the best thing about Ann Arbor? The people are incredibly relaxed, friendly, intelligent, and kind.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The University of Michigan is fantastic academically. We have the greatest professors who know all about what they're teaching. With each class you will usually have a separate discussion with a graduate instructor to further your understanding of the material. And if it's needed, there are always workshops and special help that can be sought out.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Typical College Campus – Alcohol is present at almost every party, however signs are put up to discourage underage drinking. Marijuana is quite popular but none of them affect those who choose not to partake in the usage of these drugs.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The University of Michigan is known for it's immense diversity and I love it. There are so many different cultures to be surrounded with and get to know. It really is quite an eye-opening experience.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Very health conscious, pretty affordable, and some really good Indian cuisine.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Not Bad but Could Be Better – It's a huge school I don't think many people have a hard time fitting in with a group they like. However, it's definitely not as fashionable as more metropolitan cities and being a big sports school you definitely see a lot of fraternity/sorority types.

3 College Senior

Majors: Academics are ridiculously hard. There is no such thing as a "joke" class. You have to work at every class to get a good grade. However, people are awesome and campus life is great.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: Campus Life – It's not a huge city or anything so there aren't too many options or a lot of diversity but you're with your peers and everybody is very open so it's great! Nightlife/classes/dorms/housing are all near each other so it's not a hassle to go out either

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Learning Experience – Amazing time. Most fun I've ever had but also the hardest time I've ever had. Made amazing friends and met so many different people

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Red cups can be seen often in front of yards but we have to keep in my mind, most of those who take part in drinking are 21. Drugs aren't really seen and it just depends on who you hang out with but drugs are not visible and popular on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Psychology is very intriguing to me so I really like it. I enjoy taking the courses needed. One thing I would say is that it is a little difficult for me to declare my major as psychology because I need to take per-requisites before I can declare my major. There are a couple of courses that need to be taken but because I want to go to dental school, I also have to take per-requisites for dental that it may take some time but majoring in psychology is something that is intriguing to me and that I enjoy. As of right now I do not have any concerns with finding a job, I am more focused on getting into dental school. However, instead of majoring in biology, I think majoring in something other than a major that will fulfill requisites for dental school helps me enjoy my college education more.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: Tons of Great Places to Go Out – The food is top-notch and there is a ton of variety!

2 College Junior

Parking: I would recommend going car-less and using the excellent bus system

College Junior

Scholarships: Easy Process, but Little Aid Available – I found the process of applying for scholarships to be extremely easy, as my application to the program served as my scholarship application as well. However, I was disappointed to learn that there are not many scholarships to go around. I've had to do a lot of searching outside of the University to find scholarships.

4 College Senior

Majors: Very Easy – For my degree, I just had to enroll in some pre-req classes and send a quick email to declare.

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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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