University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (58)
Michigan has arguably the best combination of top academic programs, extracurricular activities, and school pride. Ann Arbor is also a great college town. The biggest challenge is figuring out what you want to do with your life so you can take advantage of all the opportunities being a student there provides.
University of Michigan is one of the best education institutes in the world. The student life in Ann Arbor prepares you for a better life in the future. No wonder why Ann Arbor has been chosen as the most intellectual city in the US.
The UM SSW is one of the few schools of social work that has a few macro tracks in the country. The internships are great.
I cannot recommend U of M highly enough. I had an unmatched academic experience with top professors in their fields who were genuinely interested in their students' thoughts and encouraged me to think bigger and more deeply. I miss the campus all the time, and would encourage anyone looking for a rigorous but rewarding university to Go Blue, 100%. (Also, I got a job in my field soon after graduation ‰ÛÓ and my field is English, if that makes it more impressive. Besides an incredible experience, U of M looks great on a resume.)
U of M is a great school, but a lot of times professors are more concerned about their research than teaching. Depending on the program, it can be highly competitive. That works for a lot of people though!
Great school overall. Met a lot of people with different viewpoints and backgrounds, which was huge for my own personal development. That said, the campus really needs to desegregate.
Best school in the country! Renowned academics, deep school spirit and pride, fun like you've never had before! Go blue!
Incredible academic and non-academic experience at the university. Not only was it an extremely diverse community, but the bonds that you will form are incredibly tight and what's great is that there is something for everyone. If you want to get into the sports scene, you can see some of the nation's best teams. If you want to get into Greek life, there is a very strong presence on campus. If you want to just sit around and be a hippie, there's plenty of that to go around. Ann Arbor is a great college town, but it's one of the only schools I've visited and experienced where literally just about everything is accessible. Hell, even if you want to take some road trips with your friends, Canada, Chicago, Indy, and Ohio are all in reasonable distances.
Although listed as the number one school for social work, I wished I would have chosen another university. The courses are centered around research instead of application. Also, it is very unlikely to receive one of your top five choices for an internship, even though the school claims almost every student will intern at one of their top three choices. I felt the school was more concerned with their status and ranking than for the success of their current students.
It is a great university with plenty of resources