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Reviews 3594 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are plenty of things to do at night whether you drink or not and whether you are in greek life or not. Frat parties and bars like Skeeps are fun but not to worry if you don't have a fake id. Movie theaters are within walking distance and there's plenty of great restaurants. Plus when the weather is nice, it's great to walk the State Street and Main St areas.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Ann Arbor Culture – The culture in ann arbor is very liberal - "hippyish". Many students from the 1960s and 70s never left and they help create a hippy atmosphere. Maybe this helps create a certain charm or maybe it makes you roll your eyes and ask the 40-50 year olds to "grow up".
That being said, it is a nice college town. Probably very typical.

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation options are great. There are university buses that run between North Campus-Medical Campus- Central Campus and Athletic Campus. It's free and very convenient (timely). We also have access to city of Ann Arbor transportation, which is great and also free for students.

5 College Senior

Academics: Awesome SWK graduate program as it is #1 in the nation. Knowledgeable and experienced faculty. MANY internship opportunities and the school of swk truly assists their students with any academic needs they may have.

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5 College Senior

Diversity: U of M was one of the first universities to implement Affirmative Action policies and practices. It is very diverse, on purpose!

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is quality, but a little to expensive. It is cheaper to just sublet or rent an apartment with a few other students.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus. The constant flow of students, day and night, make crimes difficult.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: can be really nice but the winter is miserable for the most part.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Girls are mostly thin and pretty. The guys are fun and cool and for the most part good looking.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I enjoy LS&A at U of M. It has tons of opportunities. Within this, the chemistry/biochem departments are great and very helpful. The workload is manageable if you stay on top of it.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is impossible on game weekends, and the price to park on the street at a meter is ridiculous. Meters are free after 6, and parking lots are usually free after 5, so good luck saving money before then.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Through UROP I have a paid internship through federal workstudy (credit is also available). Time can go from 3 to 15 hours a weeks, and it all depends on your sponsor. The responsibilities are what you put on yourself, your discuss with your sponsor what your abilities are and what you feel you're able to succeed with.

4 College Freshman

Majors: All that had to be done was to declare, and sign some documentation.

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Ann Arbor is like heaven to live in! It has charm, quirk, and lots of local fun. I always felt safe on campus as a young woman. The sports are fantastic, of course. There's shopping, restaurants, great bars, everything you could want in a college town!

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I loved my classes, professors, curriculum and thought the work load was heavy, but doable. I think of all the classes I took in the four years I was there, I disliked two professors/classes. That's pretty good, if you ask me!

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The classes were big, but the professors were excellent. Students were competitive, but friendly with each other. I especially enjoyed the Honors Thesis program.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I give this grade because although at the undergrad level the university maybe diverse, at the graduate level things get a little more homogeneous.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Ann Arbor is an alright town. It is generally safe. Downtown has some pretty nice places to eat. Briarwood Mall, while it can be exciting at first, it does get old pretty quickly. To shop, for the most part, you do have to take the bus.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Pretty good. There are plenty of computer labs to work on. They even have something called virtual sites where you can basically use a university computer on your own personal computer. This is especially helpful when you need to use a certain software that is not worth paying hundreds of dollars for.

1 College Freshman

Weather: This is very unpredictable. It could be very warm one day and incredibly awful the next day. Very hard to stand. There are never snow days here because a law student sued many years ago about tuition reasons that they decided to never do it again.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You can either find off campus housing where you don't need to worry about transportation issues for a pretty high price, or you might find cheaper ones where it is not convenient. The AATA bus system is not the best. You miss one bus, you wait another half hour at least. At night, you will most likely have to wait another hour.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Ann Arbor is one of the more vibrant college towns you will find. There are plenty of local restaurants and bars with varied atmospheres and food choices. There are also museums and art exhibits to add a little culture to your time on campus. Everything is also within relative walking distance, making it easy to get to everything.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The Sports Management major was full of good classes and professors. But the opportunities outside of class were not as plentiful as other majors. Overall it was a worthwhile experience and major but you need to actively seek out opportunities for networking.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The professors were all well-informed and helpful. The class load was varied and educational and the resources allowed all students to succeed as long as they were willing to work at it.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: "GO BLUE!" Definitely a phrase that will be embedded in one's memory (or eardrums, for that matter). Clearly, fan support and school spirit are never lacking in this university. Not to mention, we have the largest stadium in the United States, aptly called the "Big House." Need I say more?


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Burton Tower Burton Tower Burton Tower (aka the clocktower) is in the center, with Hill Auditorium on the left, and Rackham in the far right

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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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