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A good education can be had at anyBrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
A good education can be had at any university or community college. But a large, globally respected university like Michigan offers more than just a good eduction. It provides an opportunity to meet and learn from people who shape the world at the highest levels of government and business. If you don't take advantage of the special opportunities a world class university offers, you may as well save your money and attend a smaller, less expensive school.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Starting Job: Software Developer; Preparedness: B- Reputation: A
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The University of Michigan is a great schoolAverageComputer Science
The University of Michigan is a great school with all different types of students. No matter who you are, you will be able to find your niche. There are many intelligent students here and you will naturally rise and fall to the level of your intellectual peers.

My only reservation about Michigan is that it markets itself as "The Leaders and Best" which isn't something a school that legitimately has the Leaders and Best would have to say (e.g. Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, etc.). Furthermore, most of the programs here are only really well ranked because of the graduate school rankings. Many undergraduate programs are significantly worse (though still above average) in comparison.

Outside of Engineering and Ross, U of M is merely above average. I would rank the 3 most important schools as follows: LSA is comparable to USC, Engineering is comparable to Berkeley, and Ross is comparable to Duke.

Also, if you think that U of M students are less intelligent than you expected, YOU'RE HANGING OUT WITH THE WRONG U OF M STUDENTS.

I've noticed that many English, Nursing, Arts, (Insert group here) Studies, etc. students on StudentsReview like to complain that they're not being intellectually stimulated. THAT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE IN THE WRONG CLASSES. If you think Math 115 is too easy, take Math 185 (Honors Calc 1). If you thought your english classes were a blowoff, try taking an engineering class like EECS 281 and then tell me how you feel.

The fact of the matter is, easier classes attract a lower student intelligence population. Don't take IGR, WS, DAAS, or any other Bullshit department classes if you want to challenge yourself intellectually.

For those that are in Engineering and Ross and still think they're not being challenged, you're probably experiencing the Dunning-Kruger effect, but in case you're not, there still exist outlets for highly successful peer groups.

I'd suggest 2 of the business fraternities (90%+ of people in AKPsi or PCT could get into Bulge Bracket firms), most entrepreneurial organizations (e.g. MPowered, Shift, StartUM, etc.) or start your own venture (I know tons of students who've started their own businesses), join a consulting group (these tend to have highly competitive admissions), or just take very difficult classes (e.g. Math 217, EECS 381, etc.). On the whole, U of M benefits greatly from having such a large student body because it provides such a breadth of student quality and experience. Your experience here varies greatly depending on where you see yourself and how much effort you put into college. Go Blue!

1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A, Individual Value: C
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I'm almost done with my first year atBrightNursing
I'm almost done with my first year at UMich and I absolutely love this school. I wouldn't change my decision to come here even if I could go to my second choice for free. The students (for the most part) are nice, have more school spirit than you can imagine, and know how/like to have fun. Everyone here is motivated which forces you to be productive. But once the sun goes down, you can expect to have more parties than you can count on both hands. There is always something to do no matter what you are into. I did not join Greek Life and I have not once had a hard time finding something to do at night. I would advise applying/coming to this school because it will be the best four years of your life, all the while you are getting one of the best educations in the world. Be open to meeting new people and trying new things. Great people, great place. Forever go blue!!!!
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Education Quality: A+, Innovation: B
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