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The University of Michigan - Dearborn

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB- Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessC- Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueB University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC FriendlinessB-
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeD-
Surrounding CityD- Extra CurricularsC-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:

Not so bright
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He cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Feb 07 2008
Major: Accounting (This Major's Salary over time)
I thought my education at UMD was valuable. I only understood this when I started interning my freshmen year (yeah, you can find unofficial paid internships right away at UMD's job bank). Basic concepts I was taught at UMD were concepts that other intern from different universities didn't understand (including students from A2).

They have a very strong internship program at SOM, though they don't have investment banking internships for finance students (at least when I was there). As a student from a small business school, its very important to lock in a good internship during undergrad. Start working on getting an internship your first year there. Students are basically separated into two groups by junior year: student that have committed to an employer and ones that have not. Professors make that indirect distinction in their preferences towards students (they basically wont jack students who have good position locked in post-graduation).

There is no social life. You have to create your own. You can't even find a place to hang out on campus. The university center is more of a functional building then a student center. If you're at the SOM, you're totally cut off from the main campus. Food is expensive on campus. Don't go here if you have to commute more then an hour to campus. Two hours a day for commuting kills your time for studying.

There is a mixed bag of professors at UMD. Almost all of the professors are very knowledgeable, but only half of the professors actually know how to teach the material. The other half assume that you already know the material before you take their class - basically, they don't teach the course material. Professors need to be able to guide a student from the course's objectives to the course's exams. A good professor understands how to effective deliver course topics and make the course challenging at the same time. Some of the professors didn't get that this was a commuting campus and that 25 hours of studying per week for one course was not realistic for commuting students.

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