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The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueB- University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA- FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeB
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsA-
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Creativity/ Innovation
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Excess Competition
He cares more about Creativity/ Innovation than the average student.
Date: Mar 16 2007
Major: PreMed and Medical (This Major's Salary over time)
Being pre-med at michigan was tough. The students (esp. in the sciences) are ultra competitive because they know what it at stake (med school for most.) Everyone and their brother is a pre-med at umich and it is tough adjusting to the courseload straight out of highschool (many drop premed). I would still recommend being a pre-med here because the pre-med advisors really know what they're talking about and care about the students.
  • tip - DO NOT fall behind on your coursework because you WILL NOT be happy with your science grades (cramming for Psych is a little bit more acceptable lol.) The science tests are not straight forward (even gen chem) and require a lot of understanding of the material. Another tip is to use the Peer academic advising office (PAAO) in angell hall. They can give u a TON of old exams to study with.
  • DO RESEARCH!!! We have the 9th best research medical school in the nation…take advantage of it. The new bldg. where i am doing research is amazing (BSRB), on campus and the facilities for the labs are top notch.

    The final thing I'd like to mention is that the structured study groups can be very helpful ESPECIALLY for Orgo. FYI these study groups are usually 10 students taking the class with a student leader who previously took the course. Not a lot of other schools have this study group option, they really want you to succeed with your goals. Good luck and GO BLUE!!

    commentThis is really good advice—definitely don't fall behind, and definitely get involved in research. Otherwise you really will be a number in the umich factory.
    responseThese study groups are a big joke. They are there as a cheaper option to competent teachers. After all, you don't have to pay students. Its not like its that hard to form a study group, so comparing it to other schools is silly.
    But the teachers can't teach worth a damn! just consider senile old professor ashe in orgo. He came in without a plan and rambled an hour and a half straight about what his weekend was like. Seriously.
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