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5 College Freshman

Majors: Top Public School – We are arguably the best public school in the country. We have top 10 programs in almost every category. The only other places that I believe can compare are Harvard and Stanford. No matter what you go into at UMich, you're guaranteed to get a top-notch education.

3 College Junior

Weather: As you may know, Michigan weather is very unpredictable, all year round. Since this is mostly a walking campus, it sucks when it snows and you have to bundle up and get to class. The sidewalks get salted fairly quickly. Buses still run normally in the snow, good if you need to go far. When it is nice, there are lots of places to hang out outside and study. Always have clothes for all kinds of weather! You never know when it will be 70 in December or 40 in May!

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: We Have Fun – Michigan is the perfect balance of studying and partying. There's nothing else like it. Thirsty Thursdays, Friday night ragers, Gameday Saturdays. It's everything you'd want and more

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3 College Freshman

Weather: I may be biased, but the east side of the state has it much better than the west side (where I'm from). When out-of-staters complain about all the snow, they haven't experienced life on Lake Michigan. The thing about Michigan weather is that it's extremely unpredictable. One day it will be sunny and 75, and the next day it will be rainy and 40.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Not Bad, but Not Good. Parking can be tricky on campus. A lot of people offer rental parking spaces, but it's not necessary. However, I would suggest using the amazing public transportation system. It's much more convenient

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Scholarships Are Non-Existent – True merit scholarships are non-existent. Every "scholarship" is actually based on financial need. A kid can't get anything on their own merit/work - it is all based on their parent's income.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: True merit scholarships are non-existent. Every "scholarship" is actually based on financial need. A kid can't get anything on their own merit/work - it is all based on their parent's income.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Michiganders Love Their Sports – Michigan students love their varsity teams; football, hockey, basketball, etc.. Even kids that never were interested in sports go to the games as a social event.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Exciting Place to Be – Busy place with lots of things to do. No time to be bored.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: No One Is Left Out – The school is very diverse. Everyone is accepted there.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Limitless Possibilities – Coming from Los Angeles, I had a very different perception than many students from Michigan and other states in the Midwest of a great and exciting atmosphere. I was a little apprehensive because I had not traveled to the Midwest, and all I knew was what was portrayed on television and in the news. To my surprise, Ann Arbor is one of the wealthier and nicer cities in Michigan. It felt like home as the people were welcoming and friendly. The university alone offers a variety of cafeterias and eateries as well as attractions and cultural performances. For example, President Obama visited recently and gave a speech at our Big House and students were able to buy tickets and watch.

There is a row of restaurants you can choose from in walking distance from the University as well as a bunch of shops and boutiques. Downtown Ann Arbor is a 20-30 minute walk from campus where you can find even more of a variety of restaurants and stores.

At the University of Michigan, you will never find yourself without something to do!

3 College Junior

Technology: We are so lucky to have so many computer labs with new and fast working technology available to us. Though so, the computer labs on central campus seem to be crowded a majority of the time...especially during midterms and finals. Computer labs are spread out throughout campus so sometimes it is a hassle to go to the next computer lab, which may be located on north campus, which some people consider time consuming if they are not used to travelling up there.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off Campus Food – There is a lot of diversity in terms of food. There's definitely a lot of Asian food, but there's also a lot of other variety.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Greek Life – If you're not in Greek life, your life will be very boring.

3 College Junior

Academics: Econ Major – Econ is the most popular major but the classes are horrible. They're graded very hard, and the professors are very smart but don't know how to teach. As an econ major, you're just another number in the crowd at this school.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: So Many Options – With kerrytown, campus, and downtown there is ALWAYS something to do. One of Ann Arbor's best features is the food that can be found there. With so many options there is always something for everyone (including vegans and vegetarians). There are great music shows at the Blind Pig, events on campus every weekend and most days of the week, and a fantastic farmer's market within walking distance of campus. Last but most definitely not least are the athletics at UMich. Football saturdays are amazing with 110,000+ people in one place. Ann Arbor is flooded with people all excited about our school and our team and it's a great way to end your week!

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Tickets and No Space – Parking is very limited in A2 and it's easy to get tickets. Getting a parking pass on campus is expensive but probably worth it in the end. Condos, apartments etc usually come with parking space. There is also some free street parking south of central campus. All in all I recommend walking or using the public transportation (free to students) rather than driving your own car.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Little Bit of Everybody – Very accepting, Mostly White, an abundance of Jews, Asians, great place to be a minority because if you can be the token minority on friday, chill with your black friends on saturday, and then have them meet all your white friends on sunday. Or all at the same time, take your pic, its awesome

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Fun.... If You're Greek...Or a Girl – if you're the kind of person who would want to join a frat And the kind of person that would get a bid and go greek then you will have a hell of a time.
However if you are male and are none of these things then if you want to have a vibrant night life you should make as many friends(greek,non-greek, Upperclassmen) as you can.If you aren't well connected, Greek life can seem dominate the scene until you're old enough to go to bars. Otherwise get to know the groups who party i.e. The Crew team, some musicians,The BFA Actors and Musical Theatre kids go H.A.M as well

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Worlds Safest Place to Need Medical Attention – One of the best hospitals in the world is sprawled across the city if get sick or pass out, and UHS (university health services) is their for minor things such as getting ear buds stuck in your ear. A couple of the buses even stop at the hospital

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never had a problem with safety, but our health services suck. The doctors and nurses see so many students a day that they dont really care about the patients. There is always an impossibly long wait, and you basically have to already know what your illness is before going in there, or they'll tell you you're fine. I've had friends with severe cases of strep throat, bronchitis, and mono who have been turned away with a clean bill of health

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Heaven on Earth – I could not be happier with my choice of school. I truly believe that there is something for everyone here both socially and academically. There are tons of opportunities no matter what you're looking for. The university of Michigan is home to every kind of person, and despite that diversity, everyone is so tightly knit due to the overwhelming school spirit and pride in our school.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A Little Bit of Everything – I'd say that most good looking people are involved in greek life. There are tons of really really attractive people. Other than that most people involved in greek life, both girls and guys, look like your stereotypical jewish person.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: A Computer Is Always Available – Whether you're a mac or PC user, there is always a computer available to you. Whether its at a library, the fishbowl, or in the community learning center of your dorm, there is always something. That being said, I've yet to meet a student without their own laptop

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: New Dorm Renovations Make Campus Living Great – Mary Sue and the University are taking great measures to restore a lot of the old on-campus housing. Mojo and Stockwell have been renovated in the past few years and are extremely nice. Couzens was just redone and opened this past year, and students living there raved about the study rooms and quality of the rooms, bathrooms, and facilities. Alice Lloyd will be opening in the fall of 2012, and is predicted to be even nicer than Couzens, as if that was possible. All of the other dorms seem to receive minimal complaints. Markley is known as the worst dorm as far as the quality of living goes, however they are also known as the most social dorm, as it has the most freshman of any other dorm. Everyone there is close, and put up with the mediocre quality of the building for the sake of the relationships they build, and their close proximity to central campus.

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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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