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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Very Open and Cultural – It is really easy to balance schoolwork with all of the diverse activities there are on campus.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A Fantastic School! Michigan is the greatest college ever because of the "Michigan Difference". There are numerous residential community options, peer mentors, unlimited meal plans, athletic spirit second to none,exceptional professors and academics, etc. For me, it was the opportunity to participate in the Mens Glee Club; the 2nd oldest in the U.S.(behind Harvard,)which provided a balance for the rigorous academic programs I selected. I like it so much in Ann Arbor that I am staying year-round while doing research for two of my professors. It has been a life-changing experience and I have made friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Magic Bus Schedule – Michigan's campus transportation system is called the "Magic Bus" system. It is provided as part of tuition so there is no additional cost. It is very convenient and you can access the bus routes, stops, and minutes till arrival/departure from any place on campus (and it is a very large campus) using a smartphone. The local bus system work congruently with the campus system. There are also trains and buses to take students to the nearest station and airport.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The University of Michigan professors are both available and invested in their students' success; students have access to individualized attention if needed. For such a large university, the personal relationships formed with professors as mentors is inspiring!I love the campus life and residential communities, too; there is a place for every student and every interest.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Smart,Involved,Fun Loving – The students work hard and yet enjoy their college experience.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Not Bad – The dorms are ok. Some need to be updated but they are improving.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Great Place – Ann arbor is a great city and the local people are very welcoming. There are activities for all ages on campus and off.

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5 College Junior

Majors: Its Sooo Easy to Declare! I'm a double major and it was super easy. I didn't have to apply or anything I just made an advising appointment with the department and declared. Also, there are a million different majors, its great.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Great for Living Off Campus, but Not If You Have Your Own Ride – The campus and city buses run really late and they go almost everywhere. The city buses are free to students and the campus buses are free in general. The only downfall is if you have your own car, the parking is outrageous! And the meter maids are really strict. There is no free parking except on sunday and the campus itself doesn't provide parking, its all city owned parking.

3 College Junior

Technology: Not Perfect, but Highly Accessible – The computer labs are great and there is always an open computer, which is nice for a big school. Also, you can always find the software you might need for a class in at least one computer lab. The computer system has a way for you to access a campus computer from home through your computer so that you can use their software from the comfort of your own home! It's great. You can print via a website, you just upload your document and send it to a printer nearby. Therefore you don't have to be hooked up to a campus computer. The entire campus has wifi and its pretty fast. Lastly, you only get 400 pages of printing which isn't enough for the average undergraduate student.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking and Smoking – Ann Arbor is a very liberal city in addition to being a college town, so while the University is very aware of underage drinking and marijuana use on campus, they generally trust that students will be safe. As long as you are not belligerent, causing potential harm to yourself or those around you, or harassing a police officer, they will usually let you be. Marijuana is very common in Ann Arbor, but I don't know of anyone who uses hard drugs. It occurs at every college, but is pretty irregular here.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Can You Say, Options?? The University makes housing a priority for their students. There are plenty of affordable apartments available on North and Central campuses, and if you start the process decently ahead of time, you have a good chance of finding an apartment cheaper than living in the dorms. If apartments aren't your thing, there are houses all over campus that students often live in with a couple friends. This splitting of the rent can also end up being cheaper than University housing if you plan well. The majority of apartments and houses are right on campus and close to classes.

5 College Freshman

Technology: Computing at Michigan – Computing at Michigan is designed to be as convenient as possible, and is always becoming more efficient. There are computing sites not only in the libraries, but many other places on campus. All you need is your student "uniqname" and password. In addition, free wireless internet is available virtually everywhere on campus, and is very simple to connect to with your computer or mobile device. It is extremely reliable about 95% of the time. All students are allotted a certain amount of free printing, and basically wherever there are computers on campus, there is a printer available. The majority of students have a personal laptop for convenience, but it is definitely feasible to rely only on school computers (especially if you will be living in a residence hall).

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Right next to campus there are many great options of places to eat that are affordable for students. However, if you are feeling like you want a superb meal you can only walk a few blocks down to Main Street and get the best meal you have ever eaten at a variety of different restaurants for a much higher price.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I myself have never felt unsafe on campus, but crime alerts tell differently. There are robberies and assaults that seem almost regular by the amount of emails received.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Ann Arbor Feeling – The city and environment is one of the best places to be. There is always something going on in the city. Many festivals are held here and the air is always hopping! There is much art, music, and culture in Ann Arbor and beautiful architecture all around campus.

4 College Junior

Administration: IT sports are a great way for people to be involved in sports who can't in their schools varsity sports. People are really serious about these as well. They get teams together and have fun.

4 College Junior

Athletics: School Spirit. The biggest thing on campus is the football team. People go crazy around that time. The home game scene here on Saturday is just full of Maize and Blue. And we have the biggest college football stadium and it's always full. The basketball team is a big deal and also the Hockey team tose two probably tie. People express a lot of school spirit here though you can find a consistent fan base for any sport.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: AA Food – There are some good options and the there are always deals for students and birthday deals. The good thing is that downtown is so close to campus you can find anything from a Buffalo Wild Wings to a Graci. There are some expenisve really good places and some cheap really good places.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Disorganized, Bare Bones – The Office of Financial Aid is somewhat disorganized (which is maybe not unexpected, given the number of students they have to process). It is not uncommon to be told one thing, only to be told later that the first person was wrong. Additional help is available by calling or making an appointment with a financial aid counselor. For in-state students, most aid is loans and work study. I know only a handful of people who qualified for a scholarship.

1 College Junior

Weather: The Only Downside to This School – This is an otherwise great school, but the weather here is terrible. Class run from September to April; September is gorgeous, but winter in Michigan lasts from October to May. Winters are usually very cold (typical is 0-25F) and windy, with lots of precipitation (snow, rain, sleet). U of M doesn't allow snow days, ever, so even if there's three feet of snow, there will be class. It starts to thaw out just as classes are ending in the spring.

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4 College Junior

Technology: Technology Widely Available – Nearly all students have their own computers, but school computers, printers, scanners, and other computing-related devices are widely available even during busy times of the year. All buildings and some outside areas have school-secured WiFi. Video conferencing and small production facilities are available. Discounted computer software and hardware (including laptops) are available through the Computer Showcase, located in the Union.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid can be hard to get, especially with how many students are going here. The best advice I have is to keep finding local scholarships. They take more work but you are more likely to get money that way then by waiting for a grant from the school.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Diversity Is Huge! U of M is all about diversity. There are all kinds of people here and it is very easy to meet a lot of people just like you and completely different!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Meal Plans – There are a a lot of different places to eat with your meal plan on campus, and the food is usually okay. Theres usually a large variety of food to choose from which makes finding things you like easier. It can be difficult to use all of your meals in one semester but the added options of BlueBucks and Dinning Dollars are nice for snacks and stocking your dorm with extra food. I think overall I would just rather not have a meal plan and cook my own food or find my own places to eat, but it might be an easier option to get a meal plan if you don't like doing this.

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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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