University of Michigan

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Contact 500 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109, United States

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A public university founded in 1817, the University of Michigan had a rustic beginning. At its campus in Ann Arbor, west of Detroit, cows owned by the faculty once grazed, and as late as 1845, wheat was grown on site as part of a janitor’s remuneration. By 1866, the university had become the largest in the country. Now, the University of Michigan is one of the biggest research universities in the United States. It boasts alumni including Gerald Ford, former US president; Larry Page, co-founder of Google; and actor James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader. The university’s sporting tradition began in 1865, and its sports teams, collectively known as the Michigan Wolverines, have won more than 50 national championships in 12 sports. Why the wolverine became the university’s mascot is a mystery, as although the nickname caught on in the middle of the 19th century, the first verified sighting of the animal in Michigan state did not occur until 2004. Michigan’s mission is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through “preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future”. It offers 250 undergraduate majors, 100 doctoral and 200 master’s programmes, as well as more than 1,400 student clubs. The university has no shortage of bizarre traditions. On campus sits “The Cube”, a huge black object so finely balanced on one corner that students can spin it around despite its great weight. One myth is that the president gives it a push each morning in order to keep the campus running smoothly. When students first arrive at Michigan they walk through a campus fountain to make them an “official wolverine”. After graduation, they walk the other way through the water, signifying their departure to join the professional world. And don’t step on the brass “M” at the centre of the campus, or exam failure awaits. (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/university-michigan-ann-arbor)

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United States of America
500 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109, United States

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The courses among which we should choose were many and varied, the classes were small so interactions in all classes were many and the professors were all very prepared. The exams were all fair and as for the difficulty of classes it really...

The courses among which we should choose were many and varied, the classes were small so interactions in all classes were many and the professors were all very prepared. The exams were all fair and as for the difficulty of classes it really depends on which ones you take. As I was not used to their grading system however, I was quite surprised to know that you get grade based on how others in your class perform and only a certain % of the class gets awarded the highest grade. This can clearly work at your advantage but it results in your grade being very (too) dependent on how you do compared to the rest.

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I loved my experience at the art and design school. Interesting curriculum, great art facilities, lots of mediums to study, and supportive and encouraging professors. Very positive experience! Ann Arbor is a great place to live during school!

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Aayushi
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Great student life. Allows for a whole lot of learning outside the classroom as well. Provides great opportunity to pursue your passion. Great campus as well - small town that feels like home. Loved my time at UM.

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Matthew
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Just finished my freshman year in U of M's College of Engineering and the experience has nothing short of spectacular. North Campus is filled with all sorts of unique hangout and study spots in an effort to give aspiring engineers the tools that...

Just finished my freshman year in U of M's College of Engineering and the experience has nothing short of spectacular. North Campus is filled with all sorts of unique hangout and study spots in an effort to give aspiring engineers the tools that they need to succeed. In addition, the course are structured well and reasonably difficult, which allows anyone who puts forth an honest effort the ability to succeed.

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Amazing exchange at Ross Business School with some courses at the school of Economics. Great professors, always available notwithstanding the size of the classes. Strong emphasis on group work and constant study. Lots of events throughout the...

Amazing exchange at Ross Business School with some courses at the school of Economics. Great professors, always available notwithstanding the size of the classes. Strong emphasis on group work and constant study. Lots of events throughout the year for every kind of student. Inclusive and very open environment.

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