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The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Breakdown of “Collaboration/Competitive” at UMich

By Gender
By Major
Aerospace EngineeringB-
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentA-
Art & Design DepartmentC
Business - Management and AdministrationB-
Chemical EngineeringB-
Civil EngineeringA-
Computer EngineeringC+
Computer ScienceB+
Electrical EngineeringB-
Engineering DepartmentB-
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcC+
Geography and GeosciencesB+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B-
Industrial Operations EngineeringB
Language - French/Spanish/etc.B
Mechanical EngineeringB
Music - Composition/TheoryB-
Music - PerformanceB
Music EducationA-
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceA+
Nuclear EngineeringB+
Perfomance ArtsB
Political ScienceB+
PreLaw and LegalC+
PreMed and MedicalB

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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Coming from a small town instate, I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew I would have to work hard to succeed, but this university overdoes it. I di...Read full comment
... Of course, that can be true anywhere, but I also appreciate some of the survival skills I've learned there because the competition to get ahead, ...Read full comment
Okay, I'm just going to address each issue that I did not give an 'A' and explain why. Competitiveness gets a B because what gpa you get in a class...Read full comment
My biggest piece of advice for anyone considering college is to really think about giving yourself room to grow. I began my college career at a small...Read full comment
I transferred from Michigan State after one year, because I felt like I was wasting my time and money on a party school. I am happy to say that Michig...Read full comment
... It's a research university, which means it's all about competition for the GPA ...Read full comment
... but this is not an easy school to stay, although I must say that the competition is better than schools like U of Chicago ...Read full comment
This school was a massive disappointment for me. With such a solid reputation, the low quality of the faculty shocked me. Make no mistake, this is a "...Read full comment
The University of Michigan is a great university in terms of research and in terms of opportunity. Coming from a big city, the town does feel pretty s...Read full comment
The university sounded nice and friendly at first. But once, you are in, you realize the arrogant, competitive, rude, and self-absorbed nature of almo...Read full comment
... They should have competitions where students can submit architectural drawings, logos, whatever, and whichever is chosen gets $1000 and their bu...Read full comment
The school has lived up to my dreams of it. I knew from the very beginning that this school would challenge me to my limits. The classes are hard as t...Read full comment
What an awful university. It promises diversity and intellectual engagement to lure above-average students from attending smaller universities; then, ...Read full comment
Ann Arbor is a great city, beyond just the University, and I do like living here. UM is large, full of great opportunities and resources, but also ra...Read full comment
I love what the school is doing for me. I don't think I would be in the same position entering the work place without the credentials of having U of M...Read full comment
The University of Michigan is a special university by all accounts. It is extremely strong accross all academic and professional disciplines and its r...Read full comment
I can only speak for my major since I didn't take general fresh/soph. level classes at UM but I've had a wonderful experience at this school. All of m...Read full comment
Michigan, at least the undergraduate section, is no better than any other universities in the state. The graduate schools are the reasons why the sch...Read full comment
If you are thinking about attending Michigan, ESPECIALLY as an out-of-state student, then I would advise you to think again. Here are my reasons: ...Read full comment
The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is an overwhelmingly large, competitive, cuthroat institution. These are it's worst qualities, but yet also it's ...Read full comment
As is typical of large universities, students will experience UM in proportion to the effort they invest. There is no shortage of opportunity, whethe...Read full comment
... The simultaneous fostering of community and competition works to create a very motivating environment ...Read full comment
Michigan provides a great education while still having a great social life. The city of Ann Arbor provides lots to do, even beyond drinking and parti...Read full comment
If you’re thinking about applying to UM, you obviously know you’re getting a great school. Before you decide to attend, and I know this is hard, b...Read full comment
Kind of arrogant going into college. Got into some Ivy Leagues and other schools, but had MET in state funding, so went to Michigan for engineering. T...Read full comment
Great school in an even better city. By far the best school in Michigan and even the MSU students would tell you that up till their senior year of hig...Read full comment
Well I have some time on my hands, and I want to say what I think about my University. Well, I am an Ann Arbor Kid. That means I grew up in Ann Arbor,...Read full comment
I was a top-notch student (and National Merit Scholar) prior to coming to college (only ended up with a 3.0 at UM, and that's because I decided to ste...Read full comment
... Don't get lured by the high competition to get in here ...Read full comment
... But what comes with going to such an excellent school is competition and hard work ...Read full comment
Michigan is a great school. It's a very diverse campus where people are smart and approachable. You can remain focused on your studies here and find p...Read full comment
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