Recent Alumnus 2010-08-15T17:13:24Z
Guys & Girls:
There are some people who have eclectic styles, but for the most part, the people shop at nearly the same places, so you'll see a lot of people trying to fit in rather than stand out. However, I love that this school is so big and diverse, which means there are many different social groups.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-15T17:11:03Z
Prices Can Be Negotiated – If you negotiate the price a little, the landlords are willing to decrease a little bit of the rent or will try to accommodate your needs in other ways (free washer/dryer, free carpet cleaning, free parking, etc.).
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-14T20:23:31Z
Central Campus! Living on central campus is essential unless you are an engineering or music student. Many freshman get placed in Bursley or Baits which means you have to take the bus from north campus every day. To avoid this you can join a learning community as a freshman.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-14T20:20:18Z
Good Idea as an Underclassman – The dinning halls get somewhat repetative after a couple months, but the food is always well made. Mojo (hill dinning center) has the largest selection, but other dinning halls also have specialty items (ex. make your own pizza in Markley) so to switch things up you can always try a new dining hall.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-14T20:17:44Z
The libraries are amazing - clean, air-conditioned, and you never have to wait long for a book. There are 2 main libraries plus various speciality ones (medical, historical, etc.). There are three gyms on campus with great hours and affordable classes.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-13T04:17:53Z
Drugs Are Plentiful – The drug scene at Michigan is used widely and is readily available to anyone, especially marijuana. Alcohol is of course used on a daily basis and the enforcement of drugs is somewhat lenient depending on who catches you, but still be on the look out.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-13T04:10:11Z
Michigan has every nationality, religious, ethnic, and economic background that one can imagine. Even though the majority of the students on campus are white, one can still see the many different groups of people that widely affect one's perspective of world cultures. Anyone new coming to this school will easily be able to find a group that has common ground to fit in with.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-13T03:53:13Z
I've only taken some core classes so discussion of my major is not readily available yet but the classes I have taken are of course tough and different than what I've been used to. Michigan offers a wide selection of activities on a daily basis that will keep one constantly thinking and moving.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-12T23:30:13Z
Classes rarely get cancelled even if there is a snow blizzard outside. It is the student's responsibility to get to class. The sidewalks are salted right away and if you live on central campus the walk to classes is not that bad.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-12T23:26:33Z
The University of Michigan is known for its sports, football being one of the most popular. Sports and its funding is excellent. There is a lot of involvement encouraged on behalf of the students. There are always clubs to join or an activity to do whether you are a beginner or at the professional level.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-12T23:23:54Z
Along State St. There is a diverse range of restaurants lined up along State st. The location is perfect as it is set in central campus, where majority of the classes are held. The cost of the foods is also quite affordable.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-11T21:23:26Z
Town to Campus Ratio – The thing I love about Ann Arbor is that you don't feel stuck in a campus town. Ann Arbor has a thriving arts community and is intertwined with the university campus. We are never at a loss for something to do and everything is in walking distance!
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-11T21:18:51Z
Campus Computing – The computers are very nice in the labs, but sometimes wireless access for those of us with our won computers is lacking. The network boots you off or just doesn't connect sometimes.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-09T18:30:18Z
Parties are unbelievable. The mixers are crazy. The date parties are fun. People will connect you with friends. Greeks and non-Greeks hang along well. Great place!
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-09T18:28:35Z
Guys & Girls:
Good Looking Girls! Great looking girls are everywhere. Sororities tend to have very nice girls. They are fun and friendly. People party at this place! The social life is amazing. Typical students are interested in studying, partying, football and basketball.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-09T18:25:14Z
Small Town With a Great College Environment. Ann Arbor is a great town. It is safe to be at. It has a shopping mall with most of the needs that a college student has. The main street is full of nice restaurants. Other restaurants that are accessible for students are plenty. Besides this the sports are amazing. Everybody loves Michigan Football and feel great pride towards their school. The students at Michigan are competitive and intelligent. The only drawback is that their are not many international students. Greek life is huge and the bar scene is fun.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-08T22:15:18Z
Research and Volunteer Opportunities Are Great! There are lots of wonderful volunteer and research opportunities. This semester I get to both work with a professor on his psych research and am volunteering at an off-campus nearby location as a grief support counselor for kids. Whatever you want to do, there's great experience to be had.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-08T22:12:46Z
Parking is awful. It's really ahrd to find spots and they are definitely on the expensive side.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-08T22:12:06Z
Health & Safety:
Somewhat Safe – THe town is mostly safe and law enforcement is somewhat reliable, but there are still a handfull of assaults, robberies, and sexual assaults reported.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-08T22:08:49Z
Plenty to Do – THere are loads of house parties, especially on the south side of campus. There are a good amount of bars, too. There's a decent dance club that's 18+
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-08T22:04:17Z
Very Diverse, but Not Perfect – The University of Michigan prides itself on its diversity and mostly lives up to that reputation. The campus is very ethnically and racially diverse, with a lot of international students and a huge array of religious institutions and places of worship. There is a significant LGBTQ presence on campus, and the campus is relatively accepting, though certainly not at all perfect. The campus is, however, overwhelmingly liberal, as is the town itself. There's also a tendnecy to believe that the campus, because of its diversity, is immune to discrimination. It really isn't. It is, however, a pretty accepting place overall.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-08T22:00:04Z
Great Town! There are lots of things to do, from bars and a club or two in the area, to theatres, concerts, and museums.
College Senior 2010-08-02T08:05:42Z
I thought all the parties are cool no matter what...
College Senior 2010-08-02T08:04:39Z
PASSIONATE WITH QUALITY – They are all so cool and the games are all exciting. We are always the winner especially in football games. Go Wolverine!
College Senior 2010-08-02T07:59:40Z
Health & Safety:
Ann Arbor is a peace small town and UM is definitely a quiet place for living.
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