College Junior 2013-08-11T19:36:35Z
There are many delicious restaurants located around Ann Arbor-local, organic, vegan, vegetarian, or just 5 Guys to grab your burger.
College Junior 2013-08-11T19:35:11Z
The University of Michigan has some of the best sports in the country. We have the largest stadium in America (The Big House), where students, alum, and members of the community gather every Saturday in the fall to cheer on the Wolverines.
Varsity sports are top notch, and many students also choose to try-out for club sports, and many participate in intramural sports.
There are several workout facilities located throughout campus for all students to use free of charge.
College Senior 2013-08-06T19:03:19Z
I have been a part of internships focusing on analytic work for consulting and industrial firms. Being in highly competitive industries, working is very strenuous, as the quality and timeliness of work are the primary measures of performance. However, rewards quickly follow, along with recognition and networking opportunities. Pay varies between companies, but is not substantial enough for one to become financially independent. Internships are great opportunities to learn about work life in various industries, and even find mentors or sponsors to help guide you through the career-searching process. I highly recommend anyone with out a defined career path to apply to a variety of internships, and if possible, take as many as possible while you can.
College Senior 2013-08-06T18:54:49Z
If you are currently in enrolled in the engineering program under a different major, getting into the Industrial and Operations Engineering program is a piece of cake. IOE is notorious for having the lowest GPA requirement to declare as a major. However, if you aren't enrolled in the engineering school, there is an application process that is required.
College Senior 2013-08-06T18:51:24Z
The Industrial and Operations Engineering program is undoubtedly one of the top programs in the nation with leading researchers and professors in various facets of industrial engineering. The teaching is very high quality, and the technology and skills introduced in the Undergraduate program are things you can take beyond this discipline. The instructors are very well connected in multiple industries and provide great advising to those who are interested in pursuing a career in this discipline of engineering. However, the variety of programs offered within this major can become quite confusing when selecting advance courses, and is difficult to fulfill all necessary requirements when half of them do not relate to your desired advanced classes or even career path. Those who decide to choose this program should get a thorough understanding of it, as it differs to those of others.
College Sophomore 2013-08-02T17:05:44Z
Molecular Biology. I am getting a great education at University of Michigan. I am challenged in all of my classes, which encourages me to reach higher in achieving the goals I have set for myself. Workload is challenging at times, however have learned to juggle all aspects of campus life. Our instructors set a high standard of excellence and are a positive force!
College Sophomore 2013-08-02T16:58:13Z
Guys & Girls:
Great diversity, great relationships, intelligent students!
College Sophomore 2013-08-02T16:53:23Z
Parking is challenging at times and there are very limited spaces.
College Freshman 2013-08-01T18:22:23Z
Health & Safety:
The school takes safety very seriously. The campus is very well lit at night and you're supposed to be able to see the blue light-topped emergency phones whereever you go. Students are provided with safety phone numbers that they can call any time. There are taxi services provided for students so they don't have to walk home in the dark. There is an on campus heath center (UHS) that is readily available to students who are ill.
College Freshman 2013-08-01T18:19:53Z
Off campus housing in Ann Arbor is pretty well sought after so you have to start looking early and sign your lease a year ahead of time. There are tons of houses on central campus that have been split into apartments or even rented as a full house to students. There are also lofts and apartment buildings around town.
College Freshman 2013-08-01T18:18:26Z
Obviously U of M is famous for football and basketball so the athletics here are a pretty big deal. But we also have many other types of sports, intramural sports, sports clubs just for fun.
College Sophomore 2013-07-31T00:05:14Z
You will almost never find parking on central campus during peak hours, get there half an hour or 40 minutes to find a spot or invest in buying/renting a parking space from people who live in apartment next to campus.
College Sophomore 2013-07-31T00:00:53Z
There are a lot of different computer labs on campus, the most popular and crowded being either the Fish Bowl or the UGLY, and usually it isn't hard to get a computer, but expect a battle during midterms and finals.
College Sophomore 2013-07-30T23:58:05Z
It gets very cold during the winter and snows a fair amount but the school absolutely refuses to cancel classes, even during bad weather, which is especially annoying because sometimes students won't show up, so if you do go it's for little other than extra credit. Campus transportation is a miserable experience during the cold ( the buses aren't heated too well and get very crowded since no one wants to walk). That being said individual teachers can cancel classes and lots of organizations will offer free or cheap hot chocolate and coffee on campus during classes. When the weather is nice though you'll find a lot of activities going on and people outside playing games.
College Junior 2013-07-30T18:14:23Z
The process is very smooth, however, as a white girl with parents who have an average income, I received mostly loans and not any scholarships.
College Junior 2013-07-30T18:08:01Z
Awesome. Michigan has a free busing system that runs until 2AM most days and transports students to many locations around campus. The Ann Arbor bus service is available free of charge to students that can take students to off campus locations if they do not have a car. There are also taxi systems to use if you are out after the bus system is done for the day.
College Junior 2013-07-29T21:11:09Z
U of Michigan campus and the Ann Arbor area is a pretty liberal and diverse area. There are many organizations on campus for students looking for support or just connect to others with a full spectrum of sexual orientations. There are also organizations for many students who want to connect to others of their own racial background and learn about their culture. Since many students come to study abroad here, there is also a lot of diversity because of that.
College Junior 2013-07-29T21:04:13Z
I really like my major departments - Asian Studies (Korean) and Comparative Literature and my minor department - Russian Language. They're all small departments that give the large campus of U of M a smaller, more personal feel. All of my classes in my department are small which allows students to really get to know professors well. My largest class was 80 students in a survey course about Asian megacities. I think I am very lucky since U of M lectures are notorious for being huge. If you're in Science, Math or Communications this is true.
College Junior 2013-07-29T20:50:54Z
University of Michigan does not have snow days... ever. Michigan is known for unpredictable and inclement weather and this makes it difficult to be a commuter student, whether by bus or car, that depends on the roads into campus.
College Junior 2013-07-29T20:48:22Z
As on most campuses, dorms are expensive. Besides this problem, getting a good dorm room is akin to a lottery system. You can request a certain building within certain bounds. As a freshman, you are most likely to get stuck in the worst dorms that are farther from campus. It's really unfair since everyone pays the same dorm price - some people get to live in the beautiful, new North Quad while others live in the old and far Bursley Bates.
College Junior 2013-07-29T16:58:06Z
I love my school and my program. I just recently switched majors because I was not doing as well in certain classes. However, I am still figuring out what exactly I want to do with my life. If I could do it over, I would still come to this university, however the first year I would not jump into hard classes, I would take a variety to see what I am interested in and what I am good at, and that way you don't mess up your GPA.
College Junior 2013-07-29T16:54:18Z
Campus strictness varies a lot. There are police officers that patrol the dorms at night (especially on the weekend) and if they hear your music too loud, they will knock and you have to open the door. They have given out plenty of MIP's. If you are smart about it, you should be okay. Most people will tell you not to throw a raging party in your dorm but go out with your friends and have fun.
College Junior 2013-07-29T16:51:37Z
Ann Arbor is a beautiful city. There is always something to do whether it is walk around downtown or sitting in the Arb or Diag. Ann Arbor is safe for the most part, but there have been a lot of incidents the past year. I have pepper spray with me all the time just in case something ever happens. However on Football Saturdays the whole city is roaring with maize and blue, something seriously amazing to be a part of.
College Junior 2013-07-29T16:48:36Z
Parking in Ann Arbor is pretty bad. There are parking meters or parking structures. Both of which you have to pay a good amount for. The only time you don't have to pay is if you have a house or apartment with parking, or if you get lucky enough to find a parking lot that does not require a parking permit. Ann Arbor is very strict about parking so they give out tickets frequently.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-29T14:19:34Z
I love neuroscience, its a mixture of biology and psychology classes. It takes a load on the number of credits you need to take. Overall the classes aren't too bad, just need to take them with the right professors.
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