Recent Alumnus 2010-06-17T18:04:37Z
Open Environment to Be Yourself – Overall U of M is a great place. It is very unique and offers so many different things and choices for everyone. There are so many diferent kinds of people there and it is excepting of everyone. Every ethnicity, race, culture, sexuality, status is there which makes it great for individuals to find themselves. Also, the education is outstanding.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-17T17:58:14Z
Downtown Is Better – There are always house parties, but it depends on who you know. ALso Frats always have parties but they get really old fast. There are a coupe bars that are mainly Greek, like Score Keepers, so I would definitely skip those. If you are under 21 you best bet is house parties and frats, if you are over 21 there are tons of bars, especially downtown which are a blast
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-17T17:44:55Z
The computers and labs are great but I wish there were more places to print. Every building should have a small lab with a printer, so that you do not have to go all over the place just to print a paper. The network is very reliable and you can get great wireless everywhere.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-17T05:13:26Z
Not Much Help from the School – The off-campus housing search has been very difficult for me. I've looked at tons of places with no luck, and the school didn't really offer much support in helping students find off-campus housing options.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-17T05:11:46Z
No Way to Dorm Living – Although living in a dorm is probably a good decision for first-year students, there is no way I'd ever live in one again. Rooms are small, buildings are old, and there is absolutely no privacy.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-17T03:58:25Z
GO BLUE – Michigan football is an amazing program. Football games are often the highlight of the year.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-17T03:56:19Z
Great Variety, Poor Value – There are dining halls all over campus and offer a huge selection of food items, but at $10 a meal, it's not the cheapest option.
College Senior 2010-06-16T15:09:21Z
Say Goodbye to Your Car – The saying "if you want to bring your car to Ann Arbor, you better bring a parking spot with it" is 100% true. I only live 45 mins. south of U of M in Ohio and I wanted to take my car so that I could take trips home whenever I felt like it...But I soon discovered that there would be nowhere for my car, unless I was willing to pay good money for it.
On campus however, there is no need for a car. Walking is a perfect way of transportation and it's enjoyable because the campus is beautiful.
College Senior 2010-06-16T15:07:01Z
Big, but Not Overpowering – The greek life at U of M is pretty big on campus, but it doesnt overpower. A student does NOT have to be in a frat or sorority to find a good social scene.
The frat parties are good for incoming students who want to meet new people. Freshman and Sophomores usually go to these parties, they are what you make of them.
College Senior 2010-06-16T15:01:18Z
No matter the building a student goes to at UofM, there always seems to be an ample supply of computers. Accessing them is an easy task and if a lab is filled, there is always another lab with one that is sure to be open. The computers are very up to date and run quickly.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-09T15:48:53Z
Science Major Students – Being a science major is significantly more time consuming than if I was--for example--a history major.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-07T22:12:43Z
Drinking and Marijuana – Marijuana use is popular, as is drinking. However, it is really easy to find a niche of people who don't use.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-07T22:05:49Z
Guys & Girls:
There is a huge variety of guys and girls at UM. You can find any niche or type of person you want if you look for it. UM has both guys and girls ranging from geeky to athletic. It seems like too many people are overly obsessive over their intelligence.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-07T22:02:18Z
Huge Variety – Diversity is important here. There is a great variety of different races and religions, as well as many classes that aim to teach students about cultures different from their own.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-07T20:45:13Z
Japanese Cuisine Is Fantastic – There are a plethora of awesome sushi places. Prices may be a little high, but the quality of food is great, especially at Sadako's.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-07T19:11:50Z
Expect Snow and Rain for Most of the Year – If you do not like the rain or cold, Ann Arbor would probably not be the best place for you. Fall is moderately warm, but it snowed for part of the Fall semester, and almost all of the winter semester. The campus is a beautiful place to be however, once Spring rolls around.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-07T19:08:01Z
Strictness Depends on Housing – The strictness of the campus policies, or at least how strictly they are enforced, depends on the residence hall in question. If you are going to drink, be discreet about it, and do not advertise possession of alcohol. Also, be sure to leave any drinks at frats - campus police will arrest you if you are seen with a cup and possibly breathalyze you. As to drugs, Ann Arbor students and faculty alike are notorious for smoking weed. Strictness in that case depends on whether you get caught by the Ann Arbor Police or the campus police: Ann Arbor police will let you off with a $25 fine while the campus police will arrest you.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-07T18:57:50Z
Swimming in the Fishbowl – One of my favorite facilities on campus is the fishbowl. The fishbowl is a computer lab in which half of the computers are macs and half are PCs. All the technology is very up to date. There are also tables set up with staplers, tape, and other office supplies. There is a support desk available to help any student who asks for it. It is probably the most popular facility on campus for any student who needs to write a paper.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-04T19:37:26Z
I have loved my experience at U of M so far. The people are great and I truly feel like I'm getting one of the best educations in the country. I definitely made the right decision for me in going here.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-04T19:36:42Z
There are many options for transportation from university vehicles, busses, student transportation as well as trains.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-04T19:30:37Z
I was generally disappointed with the food in my dorm. Many times it was a struggle to find a hot meal that was actually healthy. I usually had to resort to yogurt or salads.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-31T17:32:38Z
Not Bad! Yes Michigan is known for its harsh cold weather, but honestly I expected it to be worse then it was. What is wonderful about Ann Arbor is you get to experience all the seasons :).
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-31T17:26:28Z
I'm a Non Greek. There is definitely a great greek life here, but you don't need to join to have fun at this school. The great thing is if you want to go party you can still go to a frat :D.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-31T17:21:55Z
Pretty Diverse – Diversity was something I personally was looking for when I was looking through schools. The University of Michigan is pretty diverse in many different aspects. I have met people from all walks of life . Trust me, if you can think of a person you will most likely find that person here.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-30T17:10:33Z
No Need for Car – There really is no need for a car on campus. Most of the places you need to get to are within walking distance. The bus system is pretty good at getting you to the places that are not within walking distance.
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