Recent Alumnus 2010-03-02T05:23:36Z
As an out-of-state freshman, I don't have a car, but parking fills up very quickly. I'm perfectly content to not deal with it.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-02T05:16:55Z
Reliable and Fast Networking – There are residential computing labs in all of the dorms, so it's not essential to bring a computer, though I strongly recommend it. There is also a large computing site on campus with both Windows and Mac. There are always people working in the labs, but I have never had trouble finding a computer. Sometimes you have to wait, especially right before and after classes, but they're generally made very available. The internet connection is kind of slow if you have your own computer, so make sure to bring and ethernet cable. There is internet connection in all classes except for the classes held in the basement. It's also helpful to have your own printer, as students in LS&A only have 400 pages per semester.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-02T05:09:40Z
Health & Safety:
Campus Feels Very Safe – I'm used to walking around at night where I live, and I actually feel safer on campus because there are more students walking around than sketchy wanderers. The lighting is fair, but not great, though walking alone is never really a good idea. However, I walk half an hour off campus to get to work, and I still feel safe because it's such a centralized college town.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-01T05:04:24Z
Fresh/Soph= Frat – Freshman & Sophomore year- house parties and frats
Junior & Senior year= bars
no exceptions to these rules
Recent Alumnus 2010-02-17T22:25:59Z
Pretty Cool – In the dorms, unless you're an idiot, you'll be allowed to do what you want. Department of Public Safety will write people up, but only if they're obviously inebriated. Sometimes the dorm resident advisors can be cranky around exam times, but are chill for the most part
Recent Alumnus 2010-02-17T22:20:45Z
Dorms are dorms. The newer ones have lots of amenities, but the older ones are good enough. Don't look for fancy suite-style dorms though, the overwhelming majority of dorms are standard 2-person doubles.
Recent Alumnus 2010-02-17T22:19:15Z
Facilities overall here are great. Some of the classrooms have those tiny-tabet desks, but overall lecture halls are nice, and they make god use of projection. Note: all discussion classrooms have blackboards.
the gyms here are overall really good. wide variety of machines, etc
libraries: great library system, plenty of places to study
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-10T21:50:32Z
Guys & Girls:
Many Fish in This Sea – With this many undergrads and the current admission standards, there are definitely a good mix of students here.
Recent Alumnus 2009-11-23T08:16:45Z
Two Thumbs up – Greek life here is great, period.
Recent Alumnus 2009-11-23T08:14:32Z
The U of M Experience – I came here to U of M undecided, mainly because its high ranking amongst public universities in the nation. The campus is physically impressive, all the buildings are either classically beautiful and well maintained (the union, the law diag etc.) or brand new (the B school). The registration process is about the same as I would assume it to be at any top rated university, and the councilors were exceptional. The workload can be intimidating at times, but that is part of the beauty of U of M. Juggling your extra curricular activities with your scholastic endeavors, while still maintaining a life, builds character and sets the U of M student apart from most.
Recent Alumnus 2009-07-26T15:38:50Z
I love, love, love Michigan! At first I didn't really know too much about the University, but once I stepped foot on campus, I fell in love with the school and the feeling of belonging. Big city and adventure follow you as you explore the campus and city of Ann Arbor.
Recent Alumnus 2009-06-13T03:31:17Z
There are 32 fraternities on campus (not including multi-cultural ones) and 16 sororities (again, not including multi-cultural ones). The Greek Life at Michigan is big, not big enough. If you're not into frat parties, there are plenty of clubs and house parties that will quickly fill the niche.
Recent Alumnus 2009-06-07T18:05:49Z
Michigan is the type of university that you just fall in love with. After I attended campus day for admitted students, I was sold. The campus is beautiful, the people are warm and welcoming, and the academics are superior. On campus, you are surrounded by diverse poeple who love their school. You are bound to pass at least 10 people wearing UMich gear. Go Blue!
Recent Alumnus 2009-04-08T20:43:24Z
I'd give the weather an "F", or at best, a "D."
College Student 2009-02-26T01:34:47Z
I interact with MSU and Wayne State a lot. Both are about an hour away, give or take. But staying on campus is never a problem. I really like how the university is mixed right into the very fabric of the city of of Ann Arbor. There is no street dividing the city from the school, I like this blend.
Recent Alumnus 2008-12-26T05:59:34Z
The weather is pretty darn bad. It snows all the time.
Recent Alumnus 2008-12-26T05:59:01Z
Off-campus housing is pretty expensive, and all the good places get snapped up in early November. If you want to get something good, you'd better be well organized.
Recent Alumnus 2008-12-26T05:56:45Z
I've lived in the dorms for two years and have been completely satisfied with the experience.
Recent Alumnus 2008-12-14T23:15:22Z
There is nothing to comment on about parking because it doesn't really exist. You don't need a car anyway.
College Student 2008-07-10T13:55:08Z
Guys & Girls:
The girls seem to "disappear" around November when it starts getting cold and everyone starts wearing four layers of clothes, but you know when it's getting warm when all of a sudden everyone you ever took a second glance at in the beginning of school makes a reappearance.
College Student 2008-07-10T13:51:08Z
I couldn't name more than 10 people who regularly do NOT smoke marijuana (a testament to how widespread its usage is,) but unless you really look for it, hard drugs don't seem to make their presence that much.
College Student 2008-07-03T16:47:40Z
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Although UofM does not give out lemons, it does supply an abundance of cold weather and snow. My suggestion? Instead of being a party pooper who is too afraid to venture out into the cold, figure out a way to make it a positive experience. Sledding on the arb, having snowball fights, making snowmen and playing hockey at the Music School pond are great ways to pass the winter.
College Student 2008-07-03T16:36:48Z
After a semester at UofM you'll find yourself having special bonds and allegiances to certain eateries around town. My personal favorites include BTB (Big Ten Burrito), Bell's Pizza (can you say "late night specials?") and Mr. Spots (best burger in town). Zingerman's deli has been given great reviews by Zagat and is a must visit (gets crowded on football weekends). Also, the Buffalo Wild Wings on State Street is a great place to watch a big game.
College Student 2008-03-01T05:00:00Z
There's no parking anywhere near UM. You have to get a permit, and it is a pain. Just don't bring your car if you are an undergrad. Period!
College Student 2008-03-01T05:00:00Z
The parking here is horrendous. As a freshman, don't bring a car-you won't have anywhere to put it! Sometimes, off-campus housing will have parking, so as you get older, you can decide if you want a spot.
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