Why Michigan?

By Adrienne Ziegelbauer April 26, 2018

With the May 1st college decision deadline rapidly approaching, high school seniors across the country have a major decision on their hands… where should they spend the next four years?

I remember being in the same boat around this time four short years ago. I still remember the moment I got into Michigan on March 23, 2014, and shortly after that, I came out to Ann Arbor for a Campus Day visit. And let me tell you, I completely fell in love with it. I fell in love with the student body. I fell in love with the campus atmosphere. I remember seeing students interviewing with the most impressive companies. I saw students pitching incredible new business ideas and non-profit charitable organizations throughout the Diag. I remember thinking, “how lucky am I to have been admitted into such an impressive community of people.”

Now, as a senior looking back on my four years here, I’ve loved my time at the University of Michigan more than I ever imagined possible. I feel fortunate – fortunate to have met some of the best and brightest minds from around the world, minds who have continued to inspire me and push me to be the best student, citizen, and leader I can be. I feel enriched – enriched by the breadth of educational opportunities that Michigan, a large public research institution, provides. And most importantly, I feel at home.

So come to Michigan. Join the Leaders and Best. Take classes with world-class professors. Study alongside some of the smartest students in the world. Cheer on the Wolverines in the Big House every Saturday in the fall. Walk across our stage at graduation and become a part of one of the largest living alumni networks in the world. So despite having several other competitive college options, choose Michigan. Become a part of the most amazing and impressive community, because I can promise you there is absolutely nothing else like it in the entire world.