Recent Alumnus 2012-04-07T16:53:46Z
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.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-07T16:48:44Z
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.
College Junior 2012-04-05T20:50:43Z
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.
College Junior 2012-04-05T20:45:53Z
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!
College Junior 2012-04-05T20:43:46Z
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.
College Sophomore 2012-04-05T06:13:36Z
A Place for Everyone – There are so many clubs or housing groups that will suite you.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-30T22:33:03Z
No Snow Days – U of M does not allow snow days but professors will sometimes cancel class. Ann Arbor is gross in the winter and beautiful in the summer.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-30T22:09:15Z
You can tell who the frat guys and sorority girls are. Luckily ours don't seem to be as obnoxious as other campus'. They do wake up super early (8:00am on football Saturdays...5:00am on holidays) and are supperr loud.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-30T22:00:30Z
Mediocre for How Much It Costs – Good in terms of social events, poor in terms of cost. Dorms are small. Living on campus is highly convenient for classes and parking. Living in a house just off campus is much cheaper and the city bus is free for students.
College Senior 2012-03-28T03:20:13Z
There are many house parties, and many frat parties that go on every week. Bars are always open and right off campus, so walking there is very easy.
College Senior 2012-03-28T03:17:49Z
Campus is located right off downtown Ann Arbor. There are many restaurants, movie theaters, comedy clubs, tennis courts, and local stores.
College Senior 2012-03-28T03:15:51Z
Cultural Palatte – Restaurants near campus consider financial limitations of students. The variety of restaurants cover all the prevalent cultures found within such a diverse campus like Michigan.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-27T21:47:04Z
Great Atmosphere – A great place! Great restaurants(Palios!), cultural events (my favorite is Arts Chorale Choir), and sporting events. Everyone going to Ann Arbor needs to get a beer at the Brown Jug and pizza at Cottage Inn. My only problem with Michigan was a slightly arrogant feel.
College Junior 2012-03-27T19:25:49Z
Food Is Fine – Everyone gets sick of the food at sometime. But that happens at any college campus. If you want to you can eat really healthy if you want.
College Junior 2012-03-27T19:24:16Z
Pursuing a major in Chemistry at U of M provides many opportunities.The professors are passionate about what they do, and they are always willing to help. All you have to do is get to know them, and a lot of great opportunities will be made available to you. But be careful, Gen Chem is pretty easy but beyond that most Chem classes are tough.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T17:39:08Z
You Will Get Tickets – If you don't pay the meter or it runs out, they will find you. You get half off if you pay by the next business day though. Parking is often hard to find on central campus, and most freshman can't get parking if they live in the dorms, though most apartments and houses have it available and there are spots for rent. Don't park in a no-parking area or in private lots, or you will likely be towed, especially on football Saturdays.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T17:36:01Z
Drinking Is More Common – Most people here drink socially at parties, but there are groups who don't and the University offers a lot of alcohol-free activities, though they're not as popular as the parties. You will probably be invited to drink with friends, but peer pressure is mild, and the majority of people should respect you if you choose not to drink. If they don't, they're probably not the right people to hang out with. There are a lot of cool bars and parties on the weekends if you want to drink (even if you're underage, laws are rarely enforced). You can get drugs if you're seeking them out, and some social circles smoke weed, but hard drugs are extremely rare and you'll probably never face any pressure to do drugs. Again, if you do, you're probably hanging out with the wrong people
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T17:26:28Z
Harvard of the West – Michigan is an amazing school academically. You get an private/ Ivy quality education for public school prices. You have to put a lot of work in, but there is such a great selection of courses that you can usually find one that will make the work seem worth it. The professors are all experts in their fields and are great teachers, which is not always true of professors who do research as well. I would highly recommend U of M.
College Sophomore 2012-03-14T14:17:45Z
I think that the academic policies at the University of Michigan are very fair. Cheating on assignments and tests is not condoned, and is a violation of the University's Honor Code.
College Sophomore 2012-03-14T14:14:48Z
There is a lot of off-campus housing available. The pros are that the housing is usually quite spacious, and there is generally a back yard or front yard (if you are renting a house with friends, for instance). The cost is similar to on-campus options. The cons are the inconvenience of living away from campus. Parking is an issue, as well.
College Sophomore 2012-03-14T14:11:04Z
What I Love About University of Michigan Ann Arbor – The campus is clean and green. The buildings on campus are beautiful and quite historic. There are loads of campus activities and clubs available. Best of all, the campus is located near the downtown area, so it is easy to pick up lunch, go out to dinner, shop for clothes, get a haircut, etc.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-13T01:50:41Z
Ann Arbor Campus – The University of Michigan campus is always buzzing . I am a senior and over the last four years, I have fallen in love with Ann Arbor. The Diag is the center of campus and is a popular site for activities and cultural events. Sports play a huge role in campus life. Students unite and cheer "Go Blue" for the Michigan wolverines at all sporting events. The campus is not overwhelmingly large as one might expect given the university's number of students. The Ann Arbor campus provides the perfect combination of a city and rural environment. I absolutely love everything about the atmosphere at U of M.
College Junior 2012-03-13T01:21:43Z
A Pretty Cool Place – Ann Arbor is full of interesting people and cool places to go. The college is fully integrated with the city, so you get a really nice mix of college-aged and normal residents (though the college students do dominate their own areas). There's lots of green space-the Arboretum is an especially scenic reserve of natural land not too far from the dorms. And since it's not too far from Detroit, there are some really awesome groups that spend time in the city volunteering and stuff. The only down note is that there is some occasional crime, which has been on the rise this past year.
College Junior 2012-03-01T04:55:34Z
The Michigan Difference – Michigan prides itself in celebrating diversity among its students. There are a wide variety of ethnic student groups, each of which adds its own flair to the student body. There are people from all over the world here - it makes me proud to go to a school that attracts so many different kinds of people.
College Junior 2012-03-01T02:55:58Z
Health & Safety:
Ann Arbor is a pretty safe city. Although some crimes occur every so often, the campus is always busy, thus ensuring that the students are safe all day long.
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