University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (62)
My degree didn't directly prepare me to work in the Psychology field because it is a field in which a graduate degree is required, which is what I am working toward now. However, I took classes that gave me real life experiences through volunteering and internships that helped to make my learning more concrete and applicable to the real world. It's a massive school with a crazy amount of resources, but it's on you to find and take advantage of them.
University of Michigan is a great school that allows you to grow and learn in a challenging environment. There are so many options of classes and programs to be a part of. Anyone can find a community to be a part of here. And there are an endless amount of classes to choose from.
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.