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This is a greatQuite BrightComputer Science
This is a great school to come to if you come from a smaller high school. The change is refreshing. Ann Arbor is very liberal, and that makes it fun.
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I've actually attended two colleges, one in FloridaQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
I've actually attended two colleges, one in Florida and now the University of Michigan, coming to Michigan between my Freshman and Sophomore years. I am entirely pleased with my decision and have loved every minute of Michigan. Compared to school in Florida, I must say that it is significantly more demanding here, but when you get out of Michigan, you will know what work is really all about, and employers will by and large know this. And sure, Michigan may not have the reputation of a number one party school, which is indeed is not. But it's not exactly a graveyard, either. When you've been working really hard and you want to unwind, there's never a shortage of parties to attend; you just need to get out, join some clubs, and meet some other students. Despite the large university setting, all of my classes--even Freshman-level introductory lectures--have all been taught by real professors with PhDs, and not by TAs. You will often have discussion sections with a grad student once or twice a week in addition to the lectures, but the professor is always truly available. And the interaction with grad students is really good, in my opinion. It enables you to learn a lot more about the subject you're studying and potentially get to know somebody who is planning a career in that field. This is particularly true for students interested in the sciences and other academia-based fields. As far as the campus goes, it's a very attractive campus for the most part, particularly in the Spring and Summer, though it's nice all year round. The grounds people do a really good job of keeping the place up, and the architecture is extremely diverse. I'm originally from Florida, so it was a bit chilly first Winter, but I've grown used to that and have learned to really appreciate warm weather during the Summer. My recommendation is that if you're looking for a university where you will work hard, learn a lot, be around a diverse group of students, and have a great time in the process, Michigan is a great school and one to consider! And yes, you'll be wearing Wolverines t-shirts and sweatshirts after a couple months even if you weren't a football fan before.
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The University of Michigan is a great placeBrightCultures/Civilization
The University of Michigan is a great place to learn, both about your chosen field of study and about yourself. After a few years, you'll find it hard to believe you're the same person you were during high school. It can be difficult at the beginning, especially if your high school did not prepare you academically. But if you put your mind to it and work hard, you'll learn how to get the most out of this tremendous opportunity for growth, and (cheesy as it sounds) it will change your life.
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