College Sophomore 2013-07-11T18:11:01Z
I haven't had one but I've heard they're fairly accessible. There are many students who take them outside the University, but many University programs offer paid internships as well.
College Sophomore 2013-07-11T18:09:25Z
Being in my specific program is difficult but rewarding. Students are given ample resources and opportunities to excel while also being challenged. Professors are engaging and thoughtful and facilities adequately meet the needs of the program. Students are also offered many job opportunities that help boost resumes and gain experience.
College Sophomore 2013-07-11T18:04:21Z
Being a neuroscience major at this University is great. The classes are rigorous but interesting and helpful with preparing for future academic endeavors. The program is situated under two departments, biology and psychology, which is nice because you have the best of both worlds; working with the hard sciences and a social science. I feel like I'm really getting the most out of my education without being worn down.
College Sophomore 2013-07-09T02:47:32Z
M Busses run during the days nicely just not a 3am
College Senior 2013-07-04T07:15:34Z
The amount of dining options in Ann Arbor are ridiculous. There are tons of places on Central Campus alone that have been on famous TV shows because of how good their food is. Aside from that, you have the typical fast food places like Taco Bell, Wendy's, Panda Express, and Subway there plus all of the UofM sponsored food cafes and dining halls. Like seriously, my student ID (which doubled as your campus meal card) was all I needed freshmen year to survive.
College Senior 2013-07-04T07:09:06Z
People are friendly, happy, and helpful at Michigan. There really aren't any reasons for its students to be discontent. Even if they were, they handle their issues with class.
College Senior 2013-07-04T07:04:45Z
I think UofM offers tons of living arrangements. Even though most students move out of the dorms after their freshmen year, the dorms are still really nice. In fact, with all of the renovations and updates, I really would not be surprised if in the next few years more upper classmen decided to stay in them. I do think that having to pay for the washer and dryers are a bit unfair though, but given all that UofM provides its students, it really isn't that big of a deal. However, with that being said, because of all of the amenities UMich provides, housing is not that cheap. Especially for out of state or international students. All in all though, the environment is great. People are friendly, the wild animals are cute, and the campus is beautiful (and extremely large). Food is everywhere and events are always going on. Most importantly, campus buses run late, so getting around isn't too much of a hassle.
College Junior 2013-07-04T04:29:38Z
I am so glad that I had the resources to change my major within the College of Engineering. I was unhappy in Chemical Engineering and was able to switch to Mechanical with the help of my academic advisers. I am very happy in my current major.
College Junior 2013-07-04T04:27:48Z
There are many conveniently placed computer labs around campus. However, they are usually very busy during the day. If you really need a computer, be prepared for the possibility of checking a couple of labs before finding one.
College Junior 2013-07-04T04:25:19Z
Personally, I was admitted directly into the College of Engineering. However if that is where you want to end up and you are not initially admitted, work hard to keep your first semester/year grades high and apply for transfer.
College Junior 2013-07-04T04:23:19Z
The engineering curriculum is very rigorous. Most incoming freshman expect to do as well as they did in high school and for the vast majority, that is not feasible. Expect your grades to drop initially, but you will learn how much work is necessary to be successful (a lot!). Utilize the academic resources the school has to offer and HUGE HINT: go to your professor's office hours even if you are not struggling in their class. They can help you more than you know just from a quick meeting or from working with them on a regular basis.
College Junior 2013-07-04T04:17:21Z
My current internship requires me to utilize all of the knowledge I have learned thus far. I am usually assigned to projects as needed, but I am always working on something. Although it is an engineering internship, it is not focused specifically on my major. I must be prepared for challenges everyday. I am paid slightly above minimum wage, so I am definitely benefiting most from the experience as I get a well-rounded view of the life of an engineer.
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T17:48:36Z
As a student in the School of Art and Design be prepared to not have a lot of freedom with your class schedule for the first three semesters. They have a rigid curriculum of required classes to get through, and while most of the time useful they change them frequently leaving most advice upper-classmen could give you relatively useless. Be prepared for most of your classes being three hours long twice a week. Most of the professors I've had are excellent though and really passionate about the things they teach.
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T17:43:38Z
I suggest that you don't even bother with a car on campus. The bus system through U of M and the city will get you almost any where you need to go. Also, Ann Arbor is much more bike-friendly than a lot of cities. There are no free parking spots in Ann Arbor, and parking spots are a commodity here.
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T17:41:14Z
It's Michigan. The weather is always unpredictable. Get used to it.
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T17:38:25Z
Guys & Girls:
There's plenty of attractive people here; it's a huge school with a wide range of students that will fit into any and all categories you try to put them.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T01:01:38Z
There are computers everywhere around campus. If you don't have a laptop yourself it wouldn't be a huge deal, however I would definitely recommend it just for the convenience factor.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T00:59:25Z
As a vegetarian myself I found that the University of Michigan's dining halls always offered good selections. Their salad and fruit bars were fantastic. However, I would definitely say that North Campus is seriously getting the short end when it comes to dining hall.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T00:53:17Z
As a city itself Ann Arbor is a law unto itself. It is a very progressive hippy town, which definitely influences the police force. As long as your not puking in public places or being an obnoxious drunk, you are pretty safe to do your thing on Friday nights.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T00:50:38Z
The Greek life at University of Michigan is supportive and good for parties, but it isn't a huge status thing.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T00:45:21Z
Michigan winters are harsh and classes are never cancelled. I broke my ankle last semester on a patch of ice and had to make the commute with a walking boot and crutches.
College Sophomore 2013-06-26T19:26:04Z
Guys & Girls:
The guys can be rather arrogant if you hit the college athlete scene or the frat boy scene, but some have the right to be arrogant. They're extremely cute. The diversity you see advertised is much less than it appears in a pamphlet.
College Sophomore 2013-06-26T19:22:49Z
The transportation is good at U of M. It's even better now because they've created more resources.
College Sophomore 2013-06-26T14:47:11Z
Health & Safety:
I feel very safe at school; Ann Arbor is a very safe city. Michigan is a big school and campus so just don't be dumb: always walk in groups at night, don't go home with someone you don't know, etc.
If you're that worried about it, sign up for campus alerts when you get to school. They can send you emails or texts notifying you if something has happened around campus.
College Sophomore 2013-06-26T14:43:32Z
Anyone you ask will tell you that Michigan weather is horrible. The winter is long and the spring doesn't come till after you leave for summer vacation. Still, with everything going on around campus you barely even notice it. Besides, all that time spent huddled indoors just brings the school closer together.
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