Recent Alumnus 2011-08-16T05:36:14Z
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This – As a student at the University of Michigan I can honestly say I think I have what every high school senior hopes for when they imagine what college life will be like. Ann Arbor is the cutest little college town with fresh produce markets, festivals in the summer, great restaurants for students to go with friends or parents, all kinds of friendly people, and an energetic, exciting atmosphere. The three main streets that run through campus; State, South University, and North University are always upbeat with students walking everywhere because they are home to so many popular local restaurants such as Pizza House, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sudako Sushi, and Stuccis Ice cream. The campus has everything a student could want ranging from salons to quant little coffee shops, and is still up and coming. The Diag is at the very center of campus and you can always count on seeing some sort of entertainment wether it be sorority girls teeter tottering to raise money for a charity, bands playing their own music, clubs trying to inform the public of a certain issue or cause, or a video crew filming a movie. Not only is there the social aspect of Ann Arbor, but when a student needs some peace and quiet or a place to take a jog there is always the arboretum (the arb). Its an escape from the hustle and bustle of college life with beautiful landscaping, and trails running all through the forests and along the serene, little river. You would never know there is a college campus or even human activity going on outside that sweet, little escape. I love to take jogs in the arb before it gets too cold or even go throw a football with some friends. As a student, safety is one of my main concerns. I have never felt threatened while in Ann Arbor. There are blue lights with buttons to press if you ever feel scared or in trouble, there are cars that will pick up students from any library and take them home at night, and there is a hospital right on campus. In Ann Arbor, everybody is a fan of Michigan football! The Big House is the Largest in the country and packed for every game. It feels great to be at a school where there is so much love for the school itself and everything about it. Even though the weather is not the best, everything else makes up for it! I love being a wolverine and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Go BLUE!
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-13T19:16:44Z
Without a doubt, U-M is one of the most accepting and multicultural schools in the country. Walking around campus/Ann Arbor, you will hear a multitude of languages and see people from every walk of life imaginable. Student organizations based on ethnicity/nationality are very prominent on campus and the campus is extremely gay friendly.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-13T19:14:27Z
Variety, but Expensive – On campus dining halls vary in quality, but usually they're not too bad. Quality decreases as the year goes on and by April you'll be desperate for your mom's home cooking. There's lots of fantastic restaurants off campus and a wide variety of cuisines, but they can get expensive.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-11T19:24:33Z
WAY TOO DIFFICULT – It's an expensive school. Yes, they have payment plans and financial aid helps but it doesn't help much. It's difficult to get scholarships directly from U of M, so it's better to spend your time on other ones. I have personally had a difficult time with the financial aid office and payment plan, it's very indirect and has too many hoops to jump through.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-11T18:42:26Z
The restaurants that I've been to are all generally good. It's definitely not a way for a college student to be depending on as their daily meals--way too expensive for that. But they do have some cheaper fast food restaurants.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-11T18:36:15Z
Health & Safety:
Ups and Downs – I myself have never felt unsafe, however there has been quite a few (~6) sexual assault cases in the past month or so and girls are highly recommended not to travel alone at night. There is a lot of random (generally small) crime cases, but it's a well-lit and police are everywhere. They also always send crime alert emails to the students.
College Junior 2011-08-10T18:28:11Z
Overall Very Good – The dorms are kinda old and could use some remodeling. But other than that, they're very good. There are many libraries and athletic facilities. The activities such as UMix Late Nights and Festifall are also fun.
College Junior 2011-08-10T18:00:43Z
The profs really care about helping you succeed. Lectures and office hours are good. There are so many resources at your fingertips. The degree is very valuable, and most students have a job right out of college.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-10T17:31:59Z
Smoke Free Campus – Very recently our campus became smoke free. I would not say there is much peer pressure, and alcohol visibility is very less
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-10T17:29:42Z
In a Word Good – I am using private housing,but I have visited university housing.The one I visited is called Northwood V. It is very well connected and also very spacious
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-10T17:27:20Z
I Came to University of Michigan Because It Has an Outstanding History – The program I am in is extremely flexible. The campus is awesome and spread across Ann Arbor. The professors in general are very committed to helping us and dedicated. The registration process was very simple and totally online.
College Junior 2011-08-09T14:23:29Z
I am in the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, and I am excited about starting my terms there. They require a study abroad term for the arts department and they support every genre of art. They require you to experience all forms of art so that the student is sure that the intended major is what he/she wishes. But they are very strict about keeping up grades.
College Senior 2011-08-04T21:00:49Z
I'm Not the Average Sorority Girl – What I think is nice about the greek system is that there is a place for everyone who wants to find a smaller community within the large campus. Even if you don't want to be stereotyped, most of the sororities aren't like what movies portray them to be and you can find at least one if not more fraternities where there are really nice guys who want to get to know you.
College Senior 2011-08-04T20:58:19Z
Football Saturdays Rule – This may be the best part about going to a big school with a big emphasis on sports. It gives the whole student body and community something to get riled up about together. On saturdays the roads are filled with maize and blue, and frankly they are always filled with our colors. Facilities for athletes are of course a bit better than for the average student body but that isn't a big deal at all.
College Senior 2011-08-04T20:54:21Z
Available Resources – Professors make sure that they are always available to those in need through office hours. Most of the classes that I take are in large lecture halls so it is a good idea to use that resource. THe libraries are busy busy which can help encourage learning but also be a distraction.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-02T20:00:23Z
Nice Variety of Food – I'm still new to the campus, so I don't know every place to eat yet. However, I've already found four great restaurants and all of different cuisines, which means I'll never get bored with the same good all of the time. Since the campus is right in the middle of Ann Arbor the prices are not too bad and we students can easily access these places.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-02T19:58:30Z
Health & Safety:
Very Good Effort – The campus police encourage students to register their electronics and bicycles with their department so that if the items are ever stolen the police can get right to work in tracking them. The University Health Service also did a good job reminding us to get all our immunizations done and to seek medical attention no matter what the situation.
However, the campus seems rather large and the police don't seem very visible to me, especially around the apartment complex where I live. I'm afraid to have the door unlocked, in case there might be theft or pranks.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-02T19:54:17Z
I'm very satisfied with my Japanese major so far. The faculty all care about your future and are willing to work one-on-one for you to succeed. Communication with the faculty and administration is always informative and pleasant. The workload is no more or less than my expectations going in- time-consuming yet really useful for helping me grow.
College Junior 2011-07-27T00:21:00Z
Fantastic Engineering – I decided to attend the University of Michigan because it has one of the best Biomedical Engineering programs in the state. The curriculum is top notch and all the professors are willing to help if you just talk to them. Everyone is friendly and when you join clubs you get the small town feeling in a big city.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-24T18:15:33Z
The Greek life is very popular at U of M, although I don't participate personally. The students who do participate are known to party quite frequently (with the exception of the academic fraternities) and as a freshman I went to several parties that were thrown by frats. They provide free alcohol, but the parties are dark and sketchy and I never really enjoyed myself.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-24T18:10:17Z
English Major Is Flexible – As an English major, I enjoy the freedom to choose which classes I'll take to fulfill the general requirements for the concentration. The advisors aren't particularly helpful, so find a Professor you get along with and ask them for advice and help!
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-24T18:07:52Z
Prices Are High, Life Is Good – Landlords in Ann Arbor are difficult to deal with. There are some that have reputations for being especially unhelpful (e.g. Arch, Wilson White) but if you can find a smaller company and get to know them, living off campus is definitely worth it! Prices are relatively high, especially if you want to be really close to campus, but if you don't mind walking it's easy to find a reasonable deal.
College Senior 2011-07-23T13:54:39Z
MICH FOOTBALL – MICHIGAN FOOTBALL IS EVERYTHING. THE BIG HOUSE IS LIFE. UNREAL ATMOSPHERE. DENARD ROBINSON.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-20T22:18:03Z
Not Bad at All – I just applied by filling out Fafsa and turning in all the required documents on time. By June or July, I received financial aid for the following school year and I was able to accept it without any problems. The amount given was reasonable (though you always want more, especially with the cost of tuition at Michigan!).
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-20T22:10:03Z
It's Ok – The food is... below average. They try to have healthy options, and have renovated dining facilities, but the food itself is not very good and you get sick of it very fast.
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