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The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful Schoolwork- Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ Innovation-
Individual ValueC University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeB-
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Self Absorbed

Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Excess Competition
Highest Rating
University Resource Use
He cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Jun 20 2000
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
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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