<p>Why should a student choose UMich over Vanderbilt, Emory, WashU and NU?</p>

<p>(This will be posted on all 5 school's boards)</p>

<p>Specifics on student life is most appreciated.</p>

<p>Thanks mucho!</p>

<p>-Vanderbilt IMHO is grossly overrated
-If you plan on studying anything related to medicine then WashU is a good choice, otherwise don't go because WashU IMHO is also grossly overrated
-what's left? Michigan</p>

<p>As a student from Nashville, Vanderbilt was one of my top college choices. So what did I do? I went to Michigan. =) No regrets, and I second that Vanderbilt is <em>HIGHLY</em> overrated (especially since I'm in engineering).</p>

<p>As far as Emory, Washington, and NU, I don't think any of them can match Michigan in terms of the "college experience" and diversity of opportunities to get a world-class education in virtually any field. That's what makes Michigan so special.</p>

<p>Michigan has been my #1 choice for a long time. I'm reconsidering for 2 main reasons:</p>

<li><p>Class size/prof contact</p></li>
<li><p>Flexibilty of doble major and changing schools within Michigan, as I'll probably want to have a biz/engineer double major or poli sci/biz major. idk exactly but NU is very flexible and the others a repretty flexible but is UMIch? I get the feeling its really not....</p></li>

<p>Any comments?</p>

<p>Thank you!</p>

<p>Many (probably most) people that get MBAs don't do "pre-business." You can easily go into business from engineering or political science. The only thing that seems to make it difficult is if you wait a long time (i.e. once you get junior standing).</p>

<p>I think this is Important For People To Understand:</p>

<p>I am a student at the University of Michigan and I have good contacts that attend the schools mentioned. First, Michigan is one of the most well rounded school academically. Majority of the LSA programs are ranked in the top 10 in the nation and are easily accessible to anyone in Engineering, Business, Music, Kinesiology and other schools.Every program at Michigan is tops in the nation where as at NU, Emory, Vanderbilt,and WashU you have to be somewhat careful about what you choose to major in. If you want proof, for those who use the USNEWS report pay attention to academic reputation. You will see that michigan has a higher reputation (something like a 4.6)than most schools ranked higher than it. </p>

<p>Another issue many bring about michigan is the size of the school. This is not a problem unless you have a fear of people because Michigan make a huge effort to have class sizes set and to have many sections of that class available. Plus, the size helps to make a person more outgoing because you are expected to talk in class discussions. If you plan on doing any type of research Michigan spends hundreds of millions of dollars on research and students can easily find projects.</p>

<p>Michigan is also a yearly powerhouse (Director's Cup) in sports which gives you something even more to be proud about. I have met many people who where not fans of sports but soon became fan due to the spirit and pride that is Wolverine Sports. I am bias because I am apart of the Michigan Marching Band and enjoy every minute.This aspect of Michigan help give students something else to focus on weekends when that break is need for classes.</p>

<p>Right now I have a friend who is attending WashU and another attending Emory who are majoring in Engineering. Both are working at departments store while I just have been working at a high-paying Medical Internship and have been asked to comeback for the next two years. </p>

<p>I hope this helps and I think I can answer a lot of question if you have any, just post them and I will reply.</p>

<p>TBB, Northwestern and Vanderbilt don't even have Business school. In Engineering, Washington U and Emory aren't even close to Michigan. Double majoring in Engineering and Business is almost impossible no matter where you go to school. Engineering and Political Science or Economics is perfectly doable at Michigan, provided you apply and get into the school of Engineering. If you like Michigan, go for it.</p>

<p>Whatever you do, do not listen to people who tell you that at Michigan you will feel like a number or that you will not have adequate interaction with faculty. That is actually completely incorrect. Michigan will give you the same opposrtunities as any research university and no school in the nation has more school spirit or better community feel than Michigan.</p>

<p>Emory does not have engineering, so your friend must not be telling you the full truth. That said, some students do a joint degree program with Georgia Tech where they can get a BS or MA in engineering after they get their BA/BS at Emory.</p>

<p>why is your user name DUKE if you go to Michigan.....</p>

<p>what about duke and jhu?</p>

<p>if you were accepted to all schools ( umich, duke and jhu) which one would you choose and why?</p>

<p>DUKE hands down, jhu will kill you academically (GRADE DEFLATION) and you wont get into med me if you have researched on their strict pre-med policies.. duke is a legit school that has neither inflation nor deflation.</p>

<p>I picked Michigan over Duke. I prefered Ann Arbor to Durham, I felt the students at Michigan were more down to earth and approachable, Michigan is better in my field of study and internationally, Michigan has a better reputation. It really depends on what you want.</p>

<p>Alexandre, just curious, I mean you advocate UMICH everyhwere. I mean come on, Duke is ranked 5, its huge. Unless you got more finaid/scholarship, got into the Honors program, or you just love your parents and want to stay instate, there is no reason why you would not pick Duke over Michigan.</p>

<p>The Athletics! Going to Michigan football games, hockey games, sitting and screaming with 107,501 other fans, it's great! It's a much bigger college than the others listed, it has more to offer as a result. A more lively student body, great rivalries, in top 10 in nearly every institution. One of the best public universities in the nation.</p>

<p>I admire you Alexandre, for not just going to the best university you got into, but the one that "felt right", and you could envision yourself at.</p>

<p>Harvard, according to the way the USNWR ranks Duke, it is #5. But in terms of academics, according to academe, Duke and Michigan are roughly the same. Just look at the Peer Assessment score of the two schools. They both get 4.6/5.0. I hope for your sake you do not look at the USNWR rankings as an absolute. I can tell you as a recruiter for top companies, Michigan and Duke are equally respected. So if academe and industry respect the two schools equally, I would say they really are equal where it matters.</p>

<p>I actually look at basically GPA, test scores, and yes, US Ranks overall, to determine how good colleges are. But I don't have any on my list better than Michigan, because I know with my grades i'd be lucky to get into Michigan.</p>

<p>It is the name of my dog</p>

<p>"Unless you got more finaid/scholarship, got into the Honors program, or you just love your parents and want to stay instate, there is no reason why you would not pick Duke over Michigan."</p>

<p>I am sure there are plenty of areas where Michigan is better than Duke, and even say Harvard.
Engineering comes to mind, and I'm sure others could tell you other applicable disciplines as well. A high overall ranking does not even remotely guarantee mastery in every domain.</p>