University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Visit Report by blindtrombonist
Visit to University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in April 2009 by blindtrombonist(Student, HS Class of 2010)
(Member since January 24 2009 with 380 posts)
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Information Session: Yes - Very informative and useful. The staff member was very kind and knowledgeable. We were given relatively deep insight into all parts of the admission process.
Campus Tour: Yes - The campus tour guide was very knowledgeable and was a student at the school herself. She was able to give an additional insight as well as interesting stories about the University.
Classroom Visit: Yes - We were able to peek in on one of the larger lecture halls as well as smaller classrooms. I must admit that the big classes are not as intimidating as I thought they would be.
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Campus Visit Notes for University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
When we arrived at the University, the staff at the Student Activities Building were very helpful in sending us exactly where we needed to go. When the information session began, the staff member managed to grab our attention right away with an informational video. It was kinda cheesy, but for the most part it showed the great parts about the school and showed student involvement at it's greatest.
After the video ended, the staff member covered the admissions process, specifically explaining the process every application goes through when it is entered into the system. I found this portion very useful so that I could know what to include in an application to impress, as well as what to do when I am accepted, deferred, or denied. I left with a great understanding of all the concepts including the often confusing "recalculated U-M GPA".
The campus tour then began, and we were led by a current undergraduate senior around the campus. One of the very interesting things was "the Cube" which weighs about a ton and could spin on its axis. The libraries and the law school especially struck me as very beautiful buildings. According to U-M legend, if you kiss someone underneath a certain arch at midnight, that's who you'll marry. Remind me to try that.
It was unbelievable all the features that the campus had from food, to living conditions, to shopping, to research, and study areas. I cannot think of one thing that I think I would need that I did not see on this campus. U-M managed to hold its spot as my first-choice school today and I don't think that will change anytime soon.
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Just one thing, parking is hell. If you bring a car to campus, it'll be mostly (if not exclusively) for getting home to your family.