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Old 11-19-2007, 03:54 PM   #1
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Default Studying in U Michigan, Ann Arbor

Had a great time studying in Ann Arbor. Will definitely recommend it to students thinking of heading to the USA. Esp now that the exchange rate is really favourable.

I spent 3 years there doing a degree in EEE sponsored by Sembcorp. Ann arbor is a safe and fun university town. Borders headquarters is there and there is a really nice academic feel to the place.

Check out their URL at http://www.umich.edu
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:04 AM   #2
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Thanks for the recommendation. Could you specify exactly what it is about UMich, Ann Arbor, that has won your heart? Perhaps detail some experiences or plus points about the university? (aka, what sets it apart from other universities such that in your eyes it is recommendable?)

As an aside, something I'd like to note: Even if exchange rates are favorable, without a scholarship most of us cannot afford a US education.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:17 PM   #3
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How true. I had so much wanted to go to UMich - even got into the honors program and all... but no scholarship no luck no matter how great the exchange rate is.

so here i am still in singapore.
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:08 PM   #4
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Default How umich won my heart!

How to start. Ann Arbor is a very beautiful college town. It is 1 hours drive from detriot and is totally unlike the city. The building in the central campus are quite stately from the west wing to the quad area and the law quad. In fact the law quad is reminscient of cambridge. But what is really fun is that is that it provides a good american style college education with a safe and upper middle class environment. This matters a lot in the USA.

So in no particular order. What i love about ann arbor and umich.

1) Food. Ann arbor has great restaurants. Italian, japanese, american chains, french, greek, egyptian, german you name it. Only thing bad is the chinese food but that is common across the mid west.

2) Arb. There is nature park there that is very beautiful esp during fall or spring. The river huron runs across it and i spent many times walking there.

3) Borders. Double story borders in heart of town next to uni. Borders started here. And if you like Barnes & nobles, there is one nearby too.

4) Typical american lifestyle. Tons of conveniences. Mega malls, movies, parties, videos, u name it. And of course a car to bring you to them.

5) School. Had fun taking various types of courses. From ocean history to accounting and philosophy. All are good. They have a great engineering course too but I personally did not enjoy it too much. Disclaimer : i am a EE grad!

6) Travel. From Ann Arbor you can head to factory outlets Birchrun to the north, casino Eagle something north too, Great lakes, Chicago in the east and of course, can always drive 4 hours to Canada and see the Niagra falls.

7) People. Pretty diverse place. I met a greek scholar there, various stratas of americans (white, afro, well to do, middle class, east coast, west coast, jew, non-jew etc). Can;t say I get along well with all of them but hey , l learnt something about the nation and its people.

That's about it. If got more specific stuff, ask me.!
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:46 AM   #5
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Default i went to UM too!

i went to umich under the Honors program in LSA too.

one thing i really enjoyed about Michigan is its school spirits. I had the option to go ivy league but my college counselor then advised me on choosing a college with good college life. UM has both the reputation for good academics (from business, engineering, psychology, economics, public health and many others) plus a really strong spirit. you wont regret going there.

the most important thing about college life is TO ENJOY IT!

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Old 05-09-2009, 03:12 AM   #6
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Glad to hear so much bout UMich.. Entering as freshman in Fall 09.. Hope to know others who will be joining me there this Aug.. Ps drop a note if you are..
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:40 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by dershing View Post
1) Food. Ann arbor has great restaurants. Italian, japanese, american chains, french, greek, egyptian, german you name it. Only thing bad is the chinese food but that is common across the mid west.

2) Arb. There is nature park there that is very beautiful esp during fall or spring. The river huron runs across it and i spent many times walking there.

3) Borders. Double story borders in heart of town next to uni. Borders started here. And if you like Barnes & nobles, there is one nearby too.

4) Typical american lifestyle. Tons of conveniences. Mega malls, movies, parties, videos, u name it. And of course a car to bring you to them.

5) School. Had fun taking various types of courses. From ocean history to accounting and philosophy. All are good. They have a great engineering course too but I personally did not enjoy it too much. Disclaimer : i am a EE grad!

6) Travel. From Ann Arbor you can head to factory outlets Birchrun to the north, casino Eagle something north too, Great lakes, Chicago in the east and of course, can always drive 4 hours to Canada and see the Niagra falls.

7) People. Pretty diverse place. I met a greek scholar there, various stratas of americans (white, afro, well to do, middle class, east coast, west coast, jew, non-jew etc). Can;t say I get along well with all of them but hey , l learnt something about the nation and its people.
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1) The best Chinese grocery is Hua Xing. Good Chinese Dim Sum is some drive away in Bloomfield hills.

6) Tanger Outlet is nearer than Birch Run.
The road in Michigan sucks, drivers are pretty aggressive. Its hard to find parking around the area.
Go Up north, U can Traverse City- Cherry Capital of the world.
plenty of winery there but Wine sucks.
Niagara on the lake offer better wines.

8) Econ is bad today, after Pfizer left, big 3 going down hill.. wanna look for job after graduation isn't that easy. be perpared to move. Wanna get a house to stay for 4yrs and hope the market recover, house there are pretty cheap today.
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:43 AM   #8
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thanks for all the input about UMich!

any idea if any poly grads have been admitted to UMich?

is SAT II required to apply to UMich electrical engineering? because i'm keen to attend UMich but I don't have time to take my SAT II before NS... :-(

i've taken SAT I recently; my results were 730 for maths and 700 for both writing and critical reading sections. is this score good enough for UMich? thanks in advance!
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:05 PM   #9
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if i am not wrong SAT II is not required.
http://www.admissions.umich.edu/prospective/applying/

Not sure if any poly grads go there, Fees is super high for those who are going on F&M fund. U are on DSTA scholarship.
U can check out admitted students profile, but I think shouldn't be hard. EE very big cohort.
http://www.admissions.umich.edu/about/
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:05 PM   #10
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I am really keen in applying for University of Michigan! I plan to pursue mech. engg. there. How is the whole application procedure like? And what are the things I need to prepare while applying? Thanks a lot!
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