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If you can go to some other smallerBrightOther
If you can go to some other smaller university, I would advise strongly that you do so. All the classes are taught by GSIs in overcrowded discussion sections and professors are all focused on their own research and don't give sh**t about your success as a student. Because of that, overall most of the classes are a waste of time and money. Even though I have had some few and far between positive experiences at UM, like some of the smaller classes and research opportunities, I think it was a big mistake to come here overall.
1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Surrounding City: A, Perceived Campus Safety: D
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My professors knew me by name and caredEducation
My professors knew me by name and cared about my progress when I went to Michigan, but the university has changed. My son is currently a junior chemistry major. Not only do his professors not know his name, many don't even have office hours. He is taught almost entirely by graduate student instructors, who administer and grade his exams. Do your first year or two elsewhere, where you will have experts teaching you instead of running a lecture once a week. You will probably learn more, and you'll save a lot of money. Transfer students still get a "Michigan" degree.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I came for the in-state tuition.AverageAnthropology
I came for the in-state tuition. Academically, I felt like I was getting my needs met. The course work was fairly stimulating, it kept me busy and I felt like I learned quite a bit here. For that, it was ok.

But, the other students and the village of Ann Arbor itself left me with a terrible experience, one which, if I had to do it again, I would have gone further into debt to avoid by going to another University.

People here treat each other like they are disposable. I have always been used to having a smaller circle of friends but having close bonds with those friends. Coming here was a shock to the system as everyone I met was flakey, mean or just not leaving themselves open to actually making another connection with a fellow human being. Lots of masks and pretentiousness. Along that line, there were just so many people that played dumb (or were actually just dumb, I never really figured it out) in that nobody wanted to talk about anything interesting or engaging, just weed, drinking, hooking up blah blah blah.

This place is filled with mindless hedonists and I echo the comments of others that there are a lot of vapid rich people here driving around and getting wasted in their parents dime.I would truly avoid this University if you have the choice to. It's not worth the in-state tuition, certainly not out-of state tuition.

4th Year Male -- Class 2005
Campus Maintenance: A+, Campus Aesthetics: F
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