University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Visit Report by ThatTechGuy93
Visit to University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in November 2009 by ThatTechGuy93(Student, HS Class of 2011)
(Member since March 29 2009 with 38 posts)
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Information Session: Yes - Session was VERY insightful. Not too long and not too short.Was able to give insight as to what they are looking for for EACH OF THE 6 SPECIFIC UNDERGRAD COLLEGES. Also got on for the C/o Engin.GREAT!
Campus Tour: Yes - Tour guides were very enthusiastic about their school (something shared through the ENTIRE student body) was very knowledgeable about the campus and tour covered very interesting and useful places. A+
Classroom Visit: Yes - Lecture halls are very nice.Few lectures are taught by TAs+most of the teachers spoke very good english.Outside help is ABUNDANT! If you're struggling,there is always some way to get competent he
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Campus Visit Notes for University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
What we did was: Flew into Detroit, stayed overnight and the next day, and went home later that night. We did this for 2 reasons. 1. They were playing Ohio State and couldn't stay an extra day if we wanted to. 2. We had to get back home for family reasons. While we were there, we saw pep rallies, before the pep rally. School Pride was everywhere and competition between Umich and OSU went so far as to see who could donate the most blood. Everyone there is extremely involved in the school and also enthusiastic about their major. Undergrad research is widely available. The campus is very large, but it isn't. On paper you would think that it was ridiculous, but once you get there, you notice that the communities make it small. As someone pointed out at a big school, you can make it small. But at a small school, you can't make it big. The bus system is extremely well developed and prompt. The engineering students even made a GPS system, so when it snows out, you can wait inside and watch a tv that has the realtime location of the buses. There's even an iphone app. google MBus. If you are skeptical or have any reservations about the school, I highly recommend visiting b/c I could see where some people wouldn't like it.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
Detroit airport is wonderful. I was pretty nervous coming in from Philly, but as it turns out DETROIT IS NICE! Like I said earlier, Microtel is a blessing. Clean, cheap and full of amenities.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
Plenty of restaurants around Ann Arbor and campus. We mainly ate in the hotel and @ airports.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Parking is a BEAR! But the campus is very well developed. The buses run every 8 minutes and ARE PROMPT. If you can find a parking spot, the buses can get you anywhere on campus in a max of 20 minutes.