University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (60)
While I value my entire experience at the University of Michigan, it was the time I spent in the Ford School of Public Policy that set me on a trajectory to become a leader in public service. The schools flexible yet focused model of having each student create their own focus area fosters a culture of academic diversity that is unparalleled. In terms of faculty, the Ford School has world-class practitioners that happen to be amazing at teaching. The use of current day policy issues and case studies from around the globe give every lecture and section an element of novelty and relevance. The Ford Schools undergraduate and graduate cohorts are the perfect size, about 50 and 30 students respectively, and there's a good amount of interaction between the cohorts, but this is one area in which the school can strengthen. From the computer lab and study rooms, to the elegant yet modern lecture halls, I always felt distinguished and privileged strolling through the facilities -- this place is beautiful. Of all the things I loved about Ford, it was the Writing Center that I cherished the most. In order to be effective in the world of policy, writing is one of the most essential tools. The Ford School recognizes this, and provides professional writers to assist Ford students with their essays, memos, and talking points. Thanks to this resource, writing has become one of my greatest skills, a skill that many policy practitioners, including myself use every single day.
The University of Michigan has given me an amazing education and I have made so many life long friends here. It is the best balance of work and fun and I couldn't have asked for a better school to prepare me for the workplace. It also helps that it is prestigious and I love how many alums I see all over the world repping their go blue gear. There are so many different organizations to get involved in to really help you shape your college experience. AMAZING I LOVE IT
The University of Michigan is a large public university in the Midwest. It falls into many clinches and stereotypes about American public colleges. That being said, you will get out of it what you put into it. The most rewarding thing is showing up to lectures. I had brilliant, excited, sometimes pretentious but always passionate professors. The course material came to life in the classroom. Show up and participate and you will really enjoy the experience. The research and archive resources at the university are peerless. Take advantage of them!
My years at the University of Michigan were the best years of my life. From enjoying the most exceptional instruction, to meeting people who I remain friends with to this day, there is nothing I could say that is not positive about U of M. The resources offered to students are endless, and the advice and mentorship I received from both the instructors and the more advanced students directly impacted my life, as I found work rather promptly after graduating thanks to their guidance. Even when I left Michigan to move to San Francisco, the U of M Alumni Association played a role in my life. I continued to stay in touch with U of M and my friends and mentors from that time, and always will!
Michigan's Ross School of Business provides an excellent academic foundation for those seeking careers in the world on investing. The coursework, career counseling, and networking opportunities were tremendous and helped me break into a competitive industry where I could develop a career.
I was extremely satisfied with UM's academic programs in general and in the economics department specifically. The economics department offers many different options, so you can choose a path that focuses on more quantitative classes if that's what you want. The core requirement classes can be difficult and somewhat boring, but once you get through those, the electives are interesting and often quite practical.
The University of Michigan- Ann Arbor is a remarkable school that challenges you in every way you want to be challenged in the classroom. Professors make the large school feel small. They take the time to get to know their students. The discussions are engaging, students are diverse and the course options are endless. Ann Arbor is a great place to study that has options for every type of student. Community service opportunities are everywhere, including the option of driving into Detroit. I highly recommend the University of Michigan for students looking for a school with a lot of school spirit, an incredible alumni network and a place to receive quality education. Go Blue!
I was very pleased with my education at the University of Michigan. The psychology department at U of M includes some of the top names in the field creating opportunities to network and participate in high powered labs. There are a vast variety of courses available students and it is possible to cater your educational experience to your specific interests. I became very interested in perception and neuroscience and was able to find classes about these subjects that counted toward my degree. Overall, I had an excellent experience at the University of Michigan and feel very prepared to enter my graduate studies in Occupational Therapy.
The University of Michigan's musical theater department is well-known internationally as a first tier musical theater program, and none of what you heard is just hype. Indeed it is the place to go if you are looking for training and connections to professionals at the top of their field. Not only will you receive a top-notch education, you will be provided a learning environment that is both safe and nurturing which is critical for an artist that is developing their voice and talent.
My experience at the University of Michigan involved an educational experience inside and outside of the classroom. Not only did I learn from world-renown faculty members who were Pulitzer prize winners and Nobel Laureates, I also learned from the students I lived with. U-M boasts a campus of students from all 50 states and over 114 countries, the students that you live and take classes with have different experiences and add to your learning experience. The one thing that you will learn about is something called, "The Michigan Difference". Some folks will ask exactly what that means. From my experience at Michigan, I have found it to mean a school that specializes in just about everything. Whether you're into the liberal arts, engineering, business, music or Art & Design, Michigan has them all and I can guarantee you they have the resources to do it well. In addition to that they're intertwined with this great small big city that features a multitude of great restaurants and activities. Lastly, the experience you'll have outside of the classroom with our athletics featuring our football team that plays in the largest football stadium in America. They are cheered on by our spirit filled student-body. The academic opportunities, coupled with the spirit and persona of the student population make up the Michigan Difference. Hopefully you will consider making U-M your home!