University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Visit Report by super18blue
Visit to University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in June 2007 by super18blue(Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since February 12 2007 with 136 posts)
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Information Session: Yes - The information session was conducted by an admissions officer and it was extremely helpful. They talked about the different schools, admissions criteria, and showed a really cool (and biased) video
Campus Tour: Yes - The campus was beautiful! The tour guide was extremely enthusiastic about UM and really knew what she was talking about. It was a little short and we didn't go inside many buildings, but it was n
Classroom Visit: Yes - We went into a classroom but there was no class going on. We sat in an old lecture hall, apparently they are redoing all of their rooms?
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Campus Visit Notes for University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
We stayed in Ann Arbor for less than 24 hours, but I feel as if I got a pretty accurate feel of the campus. Even though it is summer, UM is still in their spring semester so there was a decent number of students there.
The information session was conducted by an ad. officers who was also an alum of Michigan. He portrayed the school in a slightly biased light (obviously) but that made me want to go there even more! In terms of specific admissions questions, he covered just about everything (and gave us a little extra insight ;)).
The tour seemed really short even though it was 90 minutes. We didn't go into a lot of buildings, but they are gorgeous from the outside. There was a lot of construction around the campus, which makes me feel better for the future of UM.
The campus is HUGE but not unmanageable. The bus system runs constantly from North to Central campus (and they look really cool!). I felt like I could live there for the next four years and never get bored-- there are Big Ten Sports, cool shops/stores, a beautiful flowing campus, and just about anything you could need in college.
Oh....and the squirrels are huge! They have a squirrel club and I think that's the coolest thing ever! The campus seems incredibly diverse (I think I heard at least 5 different languages while I was there) and really fun!! Students seem to take their studies seriously, but really know how to have fun when it comes down to it!
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
We stayed at the Marriott just south of campus and it was nice. There were tons of hotels around us too.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
We went to boring places (we got there late) but we were recommended Zingerman's Deli by multiple people!
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
We drove from Chicago, and despite the rain and construction it wasn't bad at all!