College Senior 2013-09-27T03:00:59Z
Most people I meet are a part of a frat or sorority it seems. They are located all over campus. However, if you aren't greek, no one is going to give you crap for it. They are definitely present on campus and you know it, but it's not necessary to be greek.
College Senior 2013-09-27T02:59:22Z
There is always something going on around here. It obviously improves tremendously when you turn 21, but you can always find a party on campus. There are a ton of frats if that's what you are into also.
College Junior 2013-09-24T14:39:32Z
-lots of variety of restaurants
-can walk, take the bus, or drive
-inexpensive, cool restaurants
College Junior 2013-09-24T14:37:53Z
-lack of variety of majors
-no journalism or nutrition for example
College Junior 2013-09-24T14:36:41Z
Health & Safety:
-lack of good health system
-lots of crime alerts
College Senior 2013-09-05T13:30:52Z
I do not know what it is like to use university computers. I bring my laptop to campus everyday, they make it easy for enrolled students to access wi-fi on campus.
College Senior 2013-09-05T13:28:09Z
I have not first hand known of drug use on campus. However, we get emails or text alerts of any safety concerns on and in the surrounding areas of campus. The campus is situated in a good and supportive community. Also if students have issues with drugs, there are many services and supports available to assist students with drug issues.
College Senior 2013-09-05T13:25:31Z
There are more students of color than I expected this year. Also there are more men than I imagined there would be. However my college is still predominately white and female.
College Junior 2013-09-04T22:11:04Z
I am a Computer Science Engineering major (EECS department), and I am extremely satisfied with the quality of the education I am receiving. My only complaint is that the workload can occasionally be a bit much and cut out extra curricular activities altogether for a semester unless you are very smart about your schedule. While I would not want to discourage anyone from declaring EECS, I do want to make sure that it is known ahead of time that the classes can be quite demanding and that dedication and effort are essential to majors in this department.
College Junior 2013-09-04T22:07:58Z
The academics here are great! The professors I have had all were very enthusiastic about their subject, and also very understanding as to what we are going through as students. They do everything they can to help you succeed if you put the effort in. The classes can be a bit rough, especially if you schedule certain classes together, but generally the advisors and professors try to help prevent this situation. There are also discussion sections to almost all larger classes, which encourages asking questions and a better accessibility to help with the subject.
College Junior 2013-09-04T22:04:33Z
The drug scene is quite tame, especially for the size of the school. I personally have never been pressured to use any drug, alcohol included. There are times that the frat parties can get a little bit loud and rowdy, but from my experience the only people involved are the ones who chose to take part. Alcohol is fairly visible, especially on game days or holidays, but anything else is much more rare and even more rarely seen.
College Junior 2013-09-04T22:00:06Z
There are enough people here and enough places to go that any night of the week you can find something to do or somewhere to go with friends. There are a handful of 18+ clubs as well as 21+ bars, so almost everyone will be able to go somewhere if they feel like going out.
College Senior 2013-08-31T15:31:58Z
Michigan is in the process of renovating almost all the dorms on campus, and they are going to be very new and nice with great amenities. Couzens, Stockwell, East Quad, Alice Lloyd, North Quad, and Mojo are good. There is a new policy where freshman get to live on Central campus rather than the dreaded North campus. The housing process is easy. It's cheaper to not live in the dorms though, but most freshman do. A handful of sophomores live in the dorms, but by junior and senior year, it's more common not to live in the dorms.
College Senior 2013-08-31T15:24:53Z
Bring a good winter coat. Winter lasts forever on campus, and classes are never cancelled due to weather. However, campus isn't too big so walking in winter is manageable. Once spring comes, everyone's spirits are lifted.
College Senior 2013-08-31T15:20:56Z
Since Michigan is such a large school. there are many types of people on campus. Although the majority is white, heterosexual, middle class students , we have a very diverse and cultural student body. Political affiliation is split pretty evenly between Democrats and Republicans. The majority of religions on campus are Christian, Catholic, and Jewish. Regardless, Michigan students are very accepting of all students!
College Senior 2013-08-31T15:12:57Z
Michigan is very organized when dealing with their financial aid. They are more helpful for students who demonstrate financial nee rather than merit based. They set up emergency funds for students who encounter unexpected financial problems.
College Senior 2013-08-28T01:53:15Z
There is a lot of housing available near campus that is cheaper and nicer than the dorms.
College Senior 2013-08-28T01:52:23Z
There are some great dishes served like chicken broccoli bake, and the choices on a daily basis are varied, but there could be more late night options.
College Sophomore 2013-08-24T08:19:03Z
Parking is very limited on campus, though it is generally unnecessary, as most students live on campus or in apartments just across the street from a campus building (and near a campus bus stop!) There is parking available on campus, but you need to apply to be assured of having a spot, and the higher year you are the better your chances are of being guaranteed. There are multiple city parking structures located within a minutes walk of Central Campus, but these, of course, can be too expensive to use for months of parking. There is a running joke of, "If you bring a car to campus, bring a parking spot," which can be very accurate, but since there is a phenomenal campus bus system and the city bus system (which is also very good) is free for students, this tends to not be a problem.
College Sophomore 2013-08-24T08:07:19Z
There are plenty of apartments around campus both on North and Central Campus, and they are all right off campus, so there is no worry about commute. If you really want to get the apartment you want you might need to start looking early (around the beginning of winter term for the next fall term). There are apartments available in most complexes even late in the term, but some do not have enough rooms to be available for a long time. Usually this is not an issue, but if you want to look into a bunch of different apartments and be picky about choosing one, it is a good idea to start early. Most apartments don't have parking or charge extra for it, which can be an issue if you need to go to the store to buy your own groceries, but the biggest issue is really the cost. There are a few cheap options, but housing in Ann Arbor can be very expensive. If you want to have an apartment nicer than the dorm rooms, then you can expect to pay about the same amount as you would for on-campus housing without the luxury of having a meal plan included.
College Sophomore 2013-08-24T07:53:06Z
Giving a grade here doesn't seem too appropriate here as I don't think its very clear as to what it means, but what I can say is, the application process for the university is not too difficult. It uses The Common Application, which can take a long time to complete but is also used to apply to multiple schools that accept/require commonapp (which there are many). There is one additional essay for the university, and yet one more for the college of engineering, so it is not, by far, the simplest or easiest application to complete. The essay topics additionally I found more difficult than most. The best tips I can give for gaining admission is try to show some individuality and put some thought into the essays. Avoid stating information that is already covered in the rest of the application, but use it to explain/make up for any part of the application that doesn't live up to reality (eg- if your GPA was lower because you challenged yourself with too many classes or because you didn't have your act together as a freshman but started working hard to catch up later on). The requirements for declaring a major are fairly easy to achieve however as long as you work hard enough to keep your grades above a C-.
College Sophomore 2013-08-24T02:36:41Z
Guys & Girls:
A lot of students are into partying, especially those in sororities and frats. There's always a party of some sort happening.
College Sophomore 2013-08-24T02:34:34Z
Michigan is very lacking in giving financial aid or scholarships. A lot of money goes to in-state students and it is tough on out-of-staters.
College Sophomore 2013-08-24T02:33:28Z
Football and basketball are the main things on campus. They get all of the funding mostly. The athletic facilities could be a little bit nicer, they are just a bit dark and gloomy in my opinion.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-22T19:29:30Z
Parking is expensive at U of M. BUT, I think this is totally fine given the public transportation options. Biking, walking, busing... all are much easier and more environmentally friendly than trying to find parking.
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