Hi, i'm a highschool senior planning to apply to UM
The supplementary Q is
Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School (including preferred admission and dual degree programs) to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests? (500 words maximum)
and i'd like to ask you guys what qualities UM has.. I know it is an amazing school, but i need some details that i can use in my essay...
I know that the school diversity is a big thing in UM right??
oh, my major is economics... so what qualities would the economics department have ??
of course i went through the whole website after checking if the economics department is strong. I checked the curriculum and other stuff too. I also checked how people talk of UM in private blogs and other websites. But i'm having a feeling that what the school is wanting from this essay is not something like that... If i write an essay with what i liked about the program or the curriculum, it will be so boring and colorless... that's why i was seeking for some help... please don't think i decided the whole thing just by the rank
Well, are you applying to the Ross School of Business or LSA?
Anyways, here's some points you should try to touch on:
-Your passion for the subject and how U of M's curriculum tailors to you
-The location; Ann Arbor has been ranked by Forbes as one of the best cities in the country to work, so it gives you opportunities.
-The entrepreneurial spirit of Ann Arbor; countless businesses have been founded there, like Domino's Pizza, Border's Books, Urban Outfitters, as well as a myriad of locally-famous small businesses and regional chains.
-U of M Alumni who have gone on to be fiscal powerhouses like Bill Davidson (Detroit Pistions/Shock former owner), Tom Monaghan (CEO of Domino's Pizza), and Larry Page (Co-Founder of Google). Talk about how Michigan is a place that proliferates innovative economic ideas and inspires generation after generation of businessmen.
...just to name a few. Just think outside the box, get creative. Use your own personal experiences and tie them back into your choice of Michigan. I'm sure if you sat down and really thought about it, you could crank out a decent essay in no time.
Immaturity? Really, I thought it was just a question. Maybe someone who goes to school there has a perspective a visitor on a campus tour would have missed? I think that is what op is looking for...is that offensive?