College Junior 2012-11-14T00:45:42Z
Most professors are extremely smart. It can be tough to form a personal relationship with some of them, though, because they have so many students and also conduct their own research.
College Junior 2012-11-14T00:44:07Z
Difficult, but there are many resources available.
College Junior 2012-11-14T00:42:23Z
Health & Safety:
There is definitely crime in Ann Arbor, but the police send us reports of every crime thats happens on or around campus. I've never felt unsafe.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-13T23:39:51Z
There are definitely some nice houses and apartments but some are really gross. It's really about what you're willing to pay for (although places like Landmark and Zaragon are not worth the money). Generally, closer to campus means pricier.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-13T23:38:44Z
I definitely know people from all kinds of backgrounds. I think there is a student group for pretty much any interest you could have.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-13T23:38:07Z
Ann Arbor is a great town. If you're here in the summer, things like Top of the Park and the Art Fair are amazing. The rest of the year, sports dominate the weekends. Main street is also really fun all year round!
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-13T23:36:09Z
I had a great room (large, had a sink, view of the Law Quad) in South Quad but most of the freshman rooms on the hill are pretty small.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-13T23:34:41Z
It gets cold in the winter but it's amazing in the summer and fall.
College Sophomore 2012-11-13T23:29:30Z
All the dining halls I've eaten at have a wide variety of choices and the food is good. Some places on campus are much better to eat at than others which you'll find out quickly, but any place you choose will have anything you're in the mood for. The dining hall in my dorm isn't open on weekends so that's sort of inconvenient, but I can just go to the dining hall 3 minutes out my door instead.
College Sophomore 2012-11-13T23:26:28Z
The bus system took me a little while to figure out, but with the help of some friends, it's really easy to take. Bus stops are conveniently located and I always get a seat, but on the weekends, the buses rarely run which is a pain. If you're at the library or out late at night, you can always call a free ride service that takes you back to the dorm which is really useful.
College Sophomore 2012-11-13T23:22:48Z
The weather here is very unpredictable. One day at the beginning of November it was 60 degrees and sunny and the next day it was 40 and raining. Being from the east coast, I'm used to that kind of weather, but it could be overwhelming for other out-of-staters. If you find it too cold to walk outside, the buses are pretty helpful for getting where you need to go.
College Sophomore 2012-11-13T22:26:19Z
I hope to attend Law school in the future and in the meantime complete law internships. The political science classes are very good and the advising center helps you find opportunities along the way.
College Sophomore 2012-11-13T22:24:14Z
The political science major is a really good one. I enjoy all of my classes and find the lectures to be very interesting. The teachers have a lot of experience and provide a lot of good knowledge. There are many options to choose from for classes
College Junior 2012-11-13T22:23:11Z
Ann Arbor is incredibly diverse and the food selection rightfully reflects that! Directly on campus there are many classic college town type restaurants as well as those that are cultural and they are typically all affordable. Also, a couple minutes away from campus in downtown Ann Arbor, there are many high end restaurants that offer a classy night out if that's what you're looking for.
College Sophomore 2012-11-13T22:15:48Z
I am enrolled in the political science program. This application was no different than the normal application to the University of Michigan. The political science program is really great and the professors are very knowledgable.
College Junior 2012-11-13T22:15:17Z
The academics at the University of Michigan are rigorous but worth it. Workload is large, so time management is a must. There are awesome resources for each program and it is crucial to take advantage of them!
College Junior 2012-11-13T22:13:15Z
All of our available majors rank the top in the country and the curriculum is rigorous but that is what makes us the leaders and the best. The majority of my professors have been great and always willing to help one-on-one outside of class. Our discussion sections for certain classes allow you to receive more personal attention and interact with the grad student assistants who are a great asset to use.
College Junior 2012-11-13T22:10:28Z
Parking is hard to come by unless you buy a permit which will cost close to $300 for the year. Higher priority is given to upperclassmen so as a freshman or sophomore your spot will mostly be in an inconvenient spot that you need a bus to access. It is advised that you just take advantage of the free bus system available unless having a car is absolutely necessary.
College Junior 2012-11-13T22:09:05Z
The dining halls are OK, but for the most part they all serve the same meals just different days. There is good variety, but you get tired of it quickly. North Quad is the best though! I loved that you could use a meal swipe in the Markley Hideaway for a breakfast meal, and that you can use your dining dollars and blue bucks at all of the cafes in the libraries and dorms.
College Junior 2012-11-13T22:04:17Z
I came to The University of Michigan because of its outstanding academic curriculum, and I have experienced nothing less. The campus is truly a home away from home and although the workload is a bit much, professors and GSI's are willing to help and answer questions when visited in office hours. Some classes are restricted to those that belong to a certain professional school, which keeps students aspiring to do their best in order to be accepted into these schools that hold such high academic standards.
College Sophomore 2012-11-13T22:01:53Z
If you live on North Campus you can get a parking permit that runs for a monthly rate but parking in Ann Arbor is horrible in general. Unless you live in a fraternity or sorority where parking is offered if you live there. It's easier to just get a bike.
College Sophomore 2012-11-13T21:59:08Z
There is no student parking. It is so busy and half the time only handicapped spaces are open and then you get ticketed for parking there.
College Junior 2012-11-13T21:56:52Z
Basketball, Football and Hockey here are all great. Probably one of the most well rounded athletic schools around.
College Junior 2012-11-13T21:53:08Z
Greek life is really big but it does not dominate. You do not need to be in Greek life to have fun or make friends. I would highly recommend Greek life though because it has a lot of advantages and is very fun.
College Sophomore 2012-11-13T21:52:40Z
Ann Arbor has a great number of restaraunts that can appeal to everyone's individual tastes. If you want Asian, Italian, American, Fusion, or any other type of food, there will be a convenient as well as affordable option right in the college town. Everything is within walking distance of dorms on central campus, unless you live on north, and then it is just a short (and free) bus ride away!
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