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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: South University and State Street are both home to many different restaurants of all different types of food and prices. There are chains and fast food restaurants and also nicer, more expensive restaurants. Most of these are very close to dorms, apartments, and houses, depending on where you live, and if you're willing to travel a little, Main Street has many options for finer dining.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: I personally like the farmer's market in Kerrytown a lot, but if you have a car here there is lots to do. Also sports are amazing here and makes it a true college experience.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Very difficult to find a spot on the streets and it makes bringing a car a hassle.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They are very picky with whom they will award scholarships to.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Great college town with lots to do on and off campus. Campus is nicely integrated into town

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4 College Junior

Transportation: It is entirely possible to live on campus without a car, even living on north campus. The busses run until 3am most nights. If the busses have stopped running there are "safe ride" options where a taxi will take you for free from any library to your destination free of charge as long as you show your active Mcard. The city-wide busses are free also with an active Mcard. If you stay over summer term though, north campus transportation is difficult as the Bursley/Baits route stops over spring/summer.

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5 College Junior

Technology: There are plenty of computer locations across campus. Each academic building normally has a few computers for students to use, whether on north, central, or south campus. Even the dorms have available computers. You just need an active uniqname and password. They also have a mix of PC and Mac computers normally. There are printers at most locations, and you can even print wirelessly! I feel students do not get enough printing pages provided to them free of charge. I normally go over, but it is still cheaper to pay for printing through the university than to buy your own printer and ink.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: The food quality and variety is good but not every dorm has a dining hall. If you live on central campus there are plenty of dining halls near, but there is only one dining hall for all of north campus. Many people cannot use up their meal plans by the end of the academic year, so I recommend choosing the option with more blue bucks+dining dollars than actual meals. The blue bucks and dining dollars are great to use at university unions for to-go options.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Mostly need-based. The only merit-based one I have heard people getting was one for Valedictorians or Salutatorians.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: Between the UM bus system and the Ann Arbor bus system, there are many routes and many different areas you can go through public transportation. Taxis are also available.

5 College Junior

Local Area: Amazing college town. So diverse and so many things to do. You can make what you want out of it.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The bus system is really well run. There is an app for your phone about when the buses will arrive.

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4 College Junior

Weather: I enjoy the Fall where leaves turn different colors. I also love the cold weather during the winter and I look forward to the snow! The weather so far has been warm, not like the typical winters.

4 College Junior

Technology: There are tons of computers everywhere and I have never had a problem.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: From everything I have seen, the health system here is top notch.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors in the school of dentistry are wonderful. The lectures for one course have various professors who are experts on that topic. There is also a lot of diversity!

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Housing is expensive and so is parking. Safety is okay. Just take precautions. Don't sign leases with Prime Housing. They are an awful management company that take advantage of students in need of on-campus housing.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am beyond happy with my program. I am working towards a bachelors of science in Anthropology and Spanish. The only thing I would change is taking an anthropology class sooner as I cannot get enough of it. I will be going to Belize in South America this summer to study Mayan culture in Spanish. I will also be attending a university while there to expand my majors. My career goals are to be able to do study cultures (modern and ancient) in Latin American counties and possibly teach others about what I find or learn. I don't have any concerns as of yet. Anthropology is very much about networking and so far I have been in contact with a world famous paleoanthropologist (Milford Wolpoff who is also my evolutionary anthropology lecturer) and a well-known archaeologist (Lisa Young).

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Although crime does occur on this campus, it can be VERY easily avoided. I have never felt unsafe while walking on campus. The biggest crimes that I am aware of are house robberies where people have left the house with doors and windows unlocked, or sexual assault cases where people have been walked home alone extremely late at night (usually after drinking). Police are everywhere on campus as are alert buttons and emergency numbers are readily available to students to program into their phones.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have some of the best college athletes on this campus (Denard Robinson who is our quarterback and Sam Mikulak who was an Olympic athlete for men's gymnastics). Our athletics department holds the athletes to very high standards and it shows in our team scores. Our school spirit is contagious; our football stadium is always packed with students and alumni wearing Maize and Blue apparel. The chant "It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine" is repeated all day and is screamed among all people present. Students support the athletes through thick and thin and we form one large family in the name of athletics.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are cute boys, but a lot of them aren't looking for anything serious.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: You can find diversity- but most people tend to stay with their own "kind".

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Freshman/sophomores go to frats junior/seniors go to bars. You can ALWAYS find a party.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is always someone who wants to do you what you want to do. There are a million things going on everyday and night, so it's extremely difficult to not stay busy. Studentwise, there are your activists, frat stars, sorority girls, nerds, ravers, athletes, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a scholarship, and it seemed to me that it was not too difficult to apply for financial aid if you needed to. Every form you send in usually takes a couple weeks to show up as being received online because it is such a big school.

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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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