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“Beautiful and having it all”

University of Michigan
Ranked #3 of 106 things to do in Ann Arbor
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Owner description: The University's beautiful campus includes many fine museums and facilities for its enrollment of 36,000.
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

I spent hours wondering along the nice buildings of the campus I participated to a few seminaries I enjoyed the art museum the archeological museum I enjoyed great nights of music , dance. And theater

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

The University has always been a great one. Slowly, over the years, it has maintained its buildings, and carefully updated and added facilities that have only made the campus better. When I first came, Regents Plaza was a bare concrete, hot place with trees masquerading as sticks -- fully matured after 40 years, the Plaza is a delightful resting area that complements the next block over Diag. My major building (Econ) and the old Waterman gymnasium are gone from the Diag, but the improved greenery and expanded chemistry building were worthwhile tradeoffs. Of course, the Architecture & Design and Engineering colleges have relocated to North Campus; however, the upside is that there is more activity there, where it was more wilderness like in the early 1970s. The Medical Center, where I worked for a year, no longer has the 1869 vintage facade across from the Observatory, but, again, it has improved the overall effectiveness of the entire medical center, which is greatly expanded. I was somewhat disappointed in the Arboretum, primarily because it was a true opportunity to get away from campus and enjoy a wilder adventure; instead, it has become more functional with the addition of numerous trails (previously one had to bushwhack to get to these places) -- the Fairy Forest was one of the highlights. The presence of the Ford presidential library was mostly unnoticeable among the other campus buildings there. Hill Auditorium, where we casually walked into a Women's Glee Club performance) maintains its acoustic excellence: the women's voices took us into the clouds like we were angels, and it gave me fond memories of listening to Bob Dylan there many years ago. In the midst of all this incredible change, I feel heartened that the University has not -- unlike some schools -- overwhelmed A2, but has rather complemented and made the city more vibrant. And, also in spite of reduced state contributions, it's also nice to know that Michigan is still the undisputed leader of public universities across America.

2  Thank traveling69bill
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

Great campus in every way! Beautiful academic buildings, dorms, sports facilities, helpful friendly staff and an overall great university atmosphere.

Took in a football game on this trip to campus and the Big House did not disappoint. :-)

2  Thank Mozzie12
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

It’s top five school. Campus is throughout the city. The Big House is Great. The diag is great to walk through. Dorm rooms are undergoing renovations.

2  Thank Kevin7088
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Took my HS son after almost 30 years.
Amazed how many places are still kicking around and how many new (and interesting) architectural gems have been added to central Campus.
For my money this is one of the most beautiful, well laid out, vaguely urban, campuses there are.
Ann Arbor is a real town with restaurants and movie theaters. Maybe a million bars. Great sports scene and literally 50,000 coeds.
Buildings are beautiful, lots of brick, law library and residences always a remarkable site. Walking across diag and seeing all the various buildings is always a thrill. Stately oaks shade almost everything. Squirrels are way bigger than I remembered.
The Arb remains a beautiful pocket sized park and the campus spreads in all directions. Then blocks and blocks of student housing and the Omni-present detritus of discarded solo cups.
Michigan is cold, cloudy and often wet. But this is a nice place to spend a few years chasing those initials.
Big campus, no need for a car but a bike would serve you well.

2  Thank christian m
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