StudentsReview :: The University of Michigan - Dearborn - Comments and Student Experiences
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Michigan State University -- East Lansing, MI
Harvard University -- Cambridge, MA
New York University -- New York, NY

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

The University of Michigan - Dearborn

There are 45 Comments


Sort By: [Date] [Major] [Rating]

Select Comments:

Positive Negative Neutral Advice
Not so brightBiology
Be ready if you are from foreigner or black , they r so racist!!!
4th Year Male -- Class 2017
Perceived Campus Safety: B-, Individual Value: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
The University of Michigan Dearborn is a verySuper BrilliantBusiness - Management and Administration
The University of Michigan Dearborn is a very RACIST school. The admissions department/financial aid office BLATANTLY concealed and stolen a $3,000 non-renewable transfer scholarship that was automatically due to me when I transferred there in the fall of 2012. Being an African-American male, they assume that all blacks are dumb! Well, not me. I am trying to retrieve from these white supremacist what they have taken from me!
2nd Year Male -- Class 2016
Preparedness: Reputation:
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Background: grew up within minutes of the university,Quite BrightComputer Engineering
Background: grew up within minutes of the university, i didn't even apply to many others, this is what i could afford (my first semester only cost $3k).

Experience: like most universities, it's what you make of it. The school certainly does not go out of its way to help/find/build awareness of the extracurriculars that are available (Intramural sports - basketball, volleyball, broomball, hockey, etc., Clubs involving video, radio, bowling, etc.). Also since students tend to come to school then go home or to work, there really isn't a good social life. The food is terrible - there's very few options on campus. The parking is terrible - you begin to plan your day based on when you can get a spot. The lab equipment is antiquated and old - most of it worked...but was stuff my parents probably used in their time. The experience was frustrating to say the least. Though toward the end of my career at the university there was some change for the better, hopefully it continues that way.

Pros: I could easily work a part-time job during school (to pay for each semester - No Debt!!), the classes were not terribly difficult, though many profs would be more than willing to help you go above and beyond.

The Co-Op program is top notch. Many complain that you pay for it (have to register for 3 credits or something), but it's really the best way to get an internship. Companies come to them expecting students, and they match and fit students to the companies. Interviews are still required to get the position, but overall it's really what is going to lead to job placement after you finish.

Cons: Clubs and activities were available, though you were usually on campus till very late in the evening to participate. Your first few years you'll be doing a lot of group work with many students who just don't care, but it gets better as the level of class increases.In the end I finished my degrees and got accepted to a PhD program at a top 10 school. The program has potential, there's plenty to learn, the campus is nice, and it's super cheap. Overall, you're getting a good return on investment (again, No Major Debt!). Though you have to work for it more if you're looking to have something of a 'college experience'.

5th Year Male -- Class 2009
Campus Maintenance: A, Social Life: C-
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
The University of Michigan - Dearborn
Compare UMich-DearbornSave UMich-Dearborn

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→