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The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at UMich

By Gender
By Major
Aerospace EngineeringA-
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentA+
Art & Design DepartmentA-
Business - Management and AdministrationB+
Chemical EngineeringB
Civil EngineeringA
Computer EngineeringB+
Computer ScienceA-
Electrical EngineeringB+
Engineering DepartmentA
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcC+
Geography and GeosciencesB+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B-
Industrial Operations EngineeringA
Language - French/Spanish/etc.A-
Mechanical EngineeringA
Music - Composition/TheoryA+
Music - PerformanceA+
Music EducationA+
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceA
Nuclear EngineeringB+
Perfomance ArtsB-
Political ScienceA-
PreLaw and LegalA-
PreMed and MedicalB

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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Surrounding City

... Diversity is kind of a joke, if you're from California or New York or Chicago, but relatively diverse if you're from a mid sized city ...Read full comment
... Ann Arbor is a great city, beyond just the University, and I do like living here ...Read full comment
... And by the way, it is possible to get "bad" roomates here: one year, my roomate had the audacity to bring his girlfriend over on weekends and ha...Read full comment
... The city of Ann Arbor is just not a safe place to reside ...Read full comment
... The surrounding city gets a B for several reasons ...Read full comment
... Ann Arbor is a nice city with a lot to do, and you’re less than an hour from Detroit, and Windsor, Ontario, which borders Detroit ...Read full comment
I stumbled onto this site and was very disappointed with many of the comments about Michigan. A lot of them only highlighted the down sides of the si...Read full comment
... Coming from a big city, the town does feel pretty small ...Read full comment
... I used to have dreams of coming to this school, and living in the city ...Read full comment
UM is not the place to come to if you are an innovative student. The professors here are too afraid for themselves and their own egos to help you hone...Read full comment
... Ann Arbor is the greatest city in the world ...Read full comment
... While not the most diverse city around, is is relatively progressive, with a good mix of midwestern and east/west coast values ...Read full comment
... The city of Ann Arbor provides lots to do, even beyond drinking and parties ...Read full comment
... The only thing I regret is the fact that the city of Ann Arbor is not one conducive to the Hip Hop party life ...Read full comment
This is a great school with every subject you may study.... But people tend to think that you need a really high GPA to graduate in this school...... ...Read full comment
Get involved with student groups ASAP. It's a research university, which means it's all about competition for the GPA. Read full comment
The undergraduate business program has to be the best-run program of its kind. The simultaneous fostering of community and competition works to creat...Read full comment
... As for the college life part of it, Ann Arbor is an amazing town that has so much happening in it that you should never be bored if you just look...Read full comment
... As for other things, the social life is great, there's always something to do, I absolutely love the city, and NOTHING beats Michigan Footbal...Read full comment
... I feel that Ann Arbor is a great city ...Read full comment
... Roughly 10% of the city is international and another significant portion of the residents of the city come from every corner of the US ...Read full comment
... The setting of the campus is just a perfect blend of city-life in a small country-like setting ...Read full comment
... I've never stayed in a city with less sunshine than Ann Arbor ...Read full comment
... Great school in an even better city ...Read full comment
I wrote an earlier comment, under History, ie, things you need to do to survive here, etc. This is a revision. I believe this is a more satisfactory, ...Read full comment
... I find it's easiest to join different sorts of organizations and not just ones related to your field of study/ethnicity/sport ...Read full comment
... I began my college career at a small (1500 students), liberal arts school and ended up at the University of Michigan -- a giant school that's bu...Read full comment
... How the hell does the university have the audacity to brand itself as a world-class undergraduate institution when it employs village idiots as p...Read full comment
... It's not just student and faculty either, the whole city of Ann Arbor is rude ...Read full comment
... There is a paucity of "experiential", "economical", diversity ...Read full comment
Like others have said, if you're out-of-state and from your average town, Ann Arbor is a tough place to be in. I came from an upper-middle class fami...Read full comment
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