University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (33)
Small class sizes make it easy to communicate with other students and teachers. Teachers seem to really care about their students and are passionate about their subject matter.
I loved attending the University of Michigan. It is a big college but in a delightful, small town. I found a great community when I transfered from the LSA department to the School of Education. The education at this school is well rounded, and I enjoyed all of my classes.
I loved and will always love the University of Michigan. I cannot express how wonderful my experience was there. Not only did I get a high quality education, but I made countless memories that I will never forget. Ann Arbor itself is such a lively city with something always going on - you'll never be bored on the weekends. I know a lot of individuals are intimidated by large campuses with large class sizes but I cannot even explain how amazing my overall experience was here. I'd go back in a heart beat and relive it all again if I could.
Michigan is a great school where you can learn about almost anything, meet people with even the most obscure common interests, get involved in a wide variety of activities, and become part of one of the largest, proudest, and most powerful alumni bases in the world. Of course, the athletic programs are incredible, as well.
I loved my time at UofM. It's a huge name that everyone recognizes; I now work at MIT and my degree is held in high regard. I had numerous opportunities at UofM that I felt would not have been matched at other schools. Be aware that it's a big school and nobody is going to force you to participate or put in the extra work. If you need constant encouragement and someone following up on your work constantly, this school is not for you. It's easy to pass your classes and have fun at the football games, but the benefit of this school is in the wide variety of extracurricular activities and research labs. Be sure to be active and take advantage of these opportunities. Forever Go Blue!
The University of Michigan truly lived up to the prestigious reputation that it has. Students were diverse, from a wide range of experiences, and really wanted to participate in engaged learning. With the many sporting events and campus activities, student life could not be better.
U of M, Ann Arbor is an incredible school. It is a world class education with reasonable tuition. It can be as big or as small as you want. There are opportunities for everyone.
Plenty of resources and fundings for graduate students. Close relationship with professors. Abundant choice of courses
Take electives at community college, but make sure they transfer for equivslent credit. Take advantage of office hours. Get involved with groups on campus.
Michigan is an excellent engineering school. They have a tough program that ensures graduates will be prepared for programming jobs at the toughest companies. (I work at a company that I guarantee you've heard of.) Those companies know it and recruit there. Michigan also has outstanding research opportunities if you want to pursue higher education (as an end or on the road to employment outside of academia). Undergrads have many opportunities to network with each other, through engineering fraternities or student groups, and to work on research with grad students and faculty. In addition to outstanding engineering faculty, resources and programs, you have the opportunity to take classes in many other subject areas (for your electives) with world-class faculty, experts in their area. There are hundreds of student groups across sports, religions, hobbies, and anything you'd want to do. Whatever your interest, you can pursue it, deeply or casually. Not to mention you football, hockey and basketball teams actually worth watching. You will occasionally see lower-level classes where faculty aren't the best teachers and most of your interaction comes with GSIs (TAs), but the vast majority of my professors were excellent instructors.