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.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-20T22:09:03Z
Accomplished Faculty and Staff – The professors are very accomplished and have done amazing things in their fields. Not all, however, know how to teach, nor are enthusiastic about teaching.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-17T19:06:52Z
Frat Parties Aren't the Only Option – Frat parties are plentiful and packed with eager freshmen who are unable to enter the bars later at night, let alone order a drink there. Most places close early, by 1 or so, and parties usually last until about 2. I enjoy private house parties the most, avoiding the frat scene.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-17T19:01:18Z
East Quad Is Food Friendly – I am in the Residential College and had a great experience in my dorm, East Quad. There are always vegetarian and vegan options in the dining hall, in addition to the implementation of local and organic produce. East Quad is very close to central campus, but some of the other dorms, specifically those on North Campus are pretty far away. After Freshman or Sophomore year, it is much more common to live off-campus in a house or apartment with friends.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-17T18:55:26Z
The Two Sides of Laboratory Work – I am a chemistry major, and I've enjoyed my classes in the department so far. The major and department are very focused on developing chemists, who will be successful in the field and laboratory after earning a bachelor's degree or during graduate school. Although intimidating at first, it is relatively easy to do laboratory work as an undergraduate. While doing independent research is a great opportunity and relatively enjoyable, the laboratory classes are dreaded by most if not all majors.
College Junior 2011-07-11T17:13:04Z
An Interesting Place to Be – It's a very social place, and despite a few problems, you should get along fine.
College Junior 2011-07-11T16:19:41Z
A College City – The campus and the city blend together seamlessly, creating a community where both the students and the inhabitants have a fun, interesting environment to live in.
College Senior 2011-07-05T01:36:48Z
Library for Everything – The libraries are a great place to study and there is a library for every type of studier. If you want to study in extreme silence the Ref Room or the Stacks in the Graduate Library is for you. If you need to do a group project or like socializing while studying the Ugli is for you. I have never had an issue finding a place to study. Also classrooms are always open to use and study rooms in buildings.
College Senior 2011-07-05T01:33:47Z
Small Program - Lots of Attention – I'm in the School of Kinesiology, which is relatively small. I am very happy with this decision, the professors are very knowledgeable and accessible. My teachers were very accommodating and willing to meet me outside of office hours and help out. The class sizes are small and the teachers know my name and say hi to me around campus. Also it is very likely that a teacher you have for an intro class you will have for an upper level class. I like the small feeling of this school in a large university.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-30T15:40:47Z
Very Diversed – Whenever I go on campus, I see an array of diversed people. The students at michigan consist of asian, white, african american, indian, and all other shorts of race. I think michigan is one of the most diversed schools in the world and I'm really looking forward to attending the college.
College Senior 2011-06-30T04:31:05Z
Transportaion at U of M – U of M busses run regularly around campus. They are free for students. If you want to go off campus to a movie or something the transportaion is not very helpful.The busses last pick up is usually not late enough.Taxis are available but slow and costly.
College Senior 2011-06-30T04:24:11Z
There are computer labs on campus but it is easier just to have your own laptop. Some dorms have wireless access others are old and do not. I foud it easier to just print on my own printer rather than going to the lab.
College Senior 2011-06-30T04:19:45Z
University of Michigan – Professors are easily accessible and very likable. The class sizes are small when you finish with general studies. Fair workload. The grades you get reflect on your study habits. Great selection of classes. Research opportunities are available in your first year of college.
College Senior 2011-06-29T19:10:38Z
All Four Seasons Draw a Lot of Students – The basic jist is, you're in Michigan. You're gonna get all four seasons. It gets pretty cold, but not as bad as the west side of Michigan. It's great pretty much all year around except in the winter (unless you like snow). A lot of students actually come up from the south just to experience the seasons. U of M never cancels for snow days, and a lot of teachers live on campus/near campus, so a lot of them won't cancel class either. So just be sure to pack snow boots, because you're gonna do a lot of trudging through cold weather.
College Senior 2011-06-29T19:06:49Z
Possible Home of Weed – Ann Arbor is a place where it's easy to find weed. Hookah stores can easily be found and actually lots of people know where to get weed. Apparently there is a medicinal marijuana shop right above a mongolian bbq. Ann Arbor also hosts hash bash. And while the school says that drugs are illegal on campus, it takes a while before anyone does anything. For the first half of my sophomore year, the hallway I was in always smelled like weed. I hate weed, so I personally dislike it, but for anyone who likes weed, it's pretty easy to get. Otherwise, everyone else is out drinking.
College Senior 2011-06-29T19:00:17Z
A Well Rounded Art Curriculum – Art and Design at the University of Michigan is really great. It's one of the few colleges I've seen that doesn't force you to pick a specific medium to work in. Instead, they actually have multiple required classes that let you explore multiple mediums to see what you like. And the school doesn't just take your money and expect you to make it on your own. All of the faculty are extremely helpful and treat you with respect, and at the end of your sophomore year, the school has sophomore review, which has staff check on your progress to see if you're really in the right field. You can ask staff questions about anything, and they'll try their best to help you. People tend to think that art and design is pretty relaxed, and while it is fun, it's very tough. We have a pretty strict set up for classes for the first few years to make sure you're learning what you can. And in your senior year, you have all year to create a project for graduation. I think the few downsides to the school is that you really don't have any free time and it's hard to schedule other classes because the art classes take up so much time. If you want to double major, it's almost impossible to get done in 4 years, unless you take spring and summer classes. The school also lacks some advance classes in things like animation, so it might not be the best school for that. In the end, it's pretty stressful at times and you'll probably hate it for a while, but it's honestly really great.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-29T16:47:23Z
I'm from Phoenix, Arizona, so of course I am use to warm sunny weather. It took time for me to adjust to the cold winters but it wasn't so bad. If you are coming to Michigan from a warm place like Arizona or Cali, be sure to bring some warm clothes! Overall, the school is awesome and I am enjoying my experience.
College Senior 2011-06-28T21:44:55Z
Not Worth the Permit – Parking on campus is awful. For such a large student body, it's extremely limited. And even if you do manage to find a spot, you better hope you can parallel park without smashing into another car. Oh, and feed the meter. You're much better off just avoiding the paying for a parking pass and taking the bus.
College Senior 2011-06-28T21:35:50Z
Challenging but Rewarding – I enrolled in the University of Michigan ready for a challenge. But even I was surprised at my sudden work load and high expectations. I suddenly found myself as an average student. But by talking to my professors, and enrolling in free study groups I was able to do well. The extra work was worth the reward of succeeding among a large and talented group.
College Senior 2011-06-28T06:33:40Z
Ann Arbor Po-Pos Are Pretty Chill – Just don't be stupid with alcohol or drugs. They're quite available here in U of M. The police are also quite lenient.
College Senior 2011-06-28T06:26:05Z
Engineering Is Competitive, LS&A Is Pretty Chill – If you're going to be an engineer here, you know that you're up against some of the smartest kids. This becomes obvious when you take a class in the School of LS&A, the general education school where most of the students study. You realize how much easier the LS&A classes are. The professors are hit and miss. There are some great ones and lots of bad ones, especially in the math department.
College Senior 2011-06-25T19:42:06Z
Something for Everyone – There is really something for everyone. Sororities are really big. There is a large Jewish community. Getting around campus is pretty easy and there is always someone who will help you.
College Senior 2011-06-25T19:35:43Z
Guys & Girls:
Large Variety – You can work around campus and see the hottest and the ugliest guy in your life and then never see either of them again. There is someone for everyone
College Senior 2011-06-25T19:31:05Z
Great School – I loved University of Michigan when I toured and even though the school is big, it is so true it can be as big or as small as you want. I have had great professors who are always accessible and willing to help. The campus is safe and there is always something going to do or get involved in.
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