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college town-- everyone walks everywhere, things are close, horrible weather (totally need rain boots)
I don't know how many times I've heard this: Michigan is what you make it. But honestly, it's true. You can chose to stay in your room all the time, or you can go out and do something. We're not all about frat parties and football.We have lots of volunteering organizations, ethnic organizations and academic interest organizations. People complain about how big Michigan is. I can walk to class and say hi to several people that I know. You meet new people everyday. You get to know people in your classes, in the organizations and teams that you join, and the people you live near. Everyone has school pride. We will admit that Michigan has it's faults. But when it comes down to it, we all love our school.
Overall, there couldn't be a better school. It has the perfect blend of superior academics, sports, and social life. When you tell people you go to Michigan it opens their eyes. It's recognized nationally for their great alumni, sports, and reputation. Since Michigan students are generally considered well rounded academically and socially, many jobs are eager to hire Michigan graduates. It is not too big, its not too small. Its a perfect fit size wise. Great group of students and theres never a dull moment on campus. The one complaint is the weather. The weather is acutally really bad, but you get used to it.
The best thing about Michigan is definitely the fact that there truly is a Michigan Difference. The emphasis that is placed on organization involvement and activisim, as well as on social justice, at Michigan is unparalleled and I say that with a lot of confidence because I have many friends at other schools. Many people hang out in the Union. There is a ton of school pride - we do have the most popular college gear in the country, if not in the world. At times, Michigan can feel too big and you do feel that it is still a state school right around the time that people register for classes because they fill up - but for me, this has always been the best part - finding my own way and paving my own path. I spend most of my time on campus in the Michigan Union - one of the most beautiful buildings on campus, with vines growing from bottom up. I think I will always associate Michigan with the Union and I have spend most of my time there because of my involvement with Student Government. All of these answers are in no particular order :)
The best thing about Michigan is the Spirit and Tradition. There is a huge commitment to academic excellence, but that commitment pales in comparison to the depth of the University's traditions - academic, athletic and extracurricular. Once you're a Michigan Student, You'll always be a Michigan Student. There's an intangible element of Pride that becomes part of you and can never be removed. Ann Arbor has its ups and downs. It's beautiful but overpriced. It's Progressive but stubborn.
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The best thing about UM is the people I've met here The campus is a great size, most everything is within walking distance, unlike MSU. Most of the classes are concentrated in one area. Most people are impressed when I tell them I go to UM, unless they go to another big ten school, because other big ten schools hate us because of our football team. Lots of school pride. Tons of stores sell Michigan gear, and it's hard to go to one class without seeing someone wearing a michigan shirt or sweatshirt or hat. However, there's a good amount of fair weather fans when it comes to our sports teams. A lot of students forsaked michigan football when we started 0-2 this year, and we can't even fill the student section in basketball because our team sucks. But, in general, students are proud to say they go here.