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Get the inside scoop about life at U-M and applying to Michigan from Office of Undergraduate Admissions staff and guest student and faculty writers.

 

March 30, 2017
Samantha Soren

I thought I knew everything.

Websites like Niche and College Confidential, along with the opinions of friends on other college campuses, told me all I needed to know about the upsides and downsides of choosing the University of Michigan as my school.

Or so I thought.

March 29, 2017
Lorene Kline

The average human produces enough saliva – about 25,000 quarts – to fill two swimming pools in their lifetime.  

That’s the kind of fun fact you can spit out at dinner parties when you work in dental hygiene.

It’s a career field with a median annual wage of more than $72,000 and employment that is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

March 28, 2017
Don Jordan

Welcome to 20 Questions for an Admissions Counselor, an occasional series that spotlights some of the talented and passionate people who travel near and far to recruit new Wolverines for the University of Michigan. 

We're changing things up this week to highlight Caroline Gilhool, one of our talented and passionate student employees.

March 23, 2017
Alexa Caruso

It’s a common saying around here – “it’s easy to make a big school feel small, but it’s a lot harder to make a small school feel big.”

With a current undergraduate population of nearly 29,000 students, it’s understandable that some people might feel a tad overwhelmed at the thought of coming to such a big school.

But as a junior at Michigan, I can tell you that this saying rings with truth. It is easy to make a big school feel small, and it starts with getting involved on campus.

But sometimes you find your place on campus where you least expect it.

March 20, 2017
Don Jordan

Like some PBS nature documentary on the changing of the seasons, the University of Michigan’s campus undergoes a beautiful transformation as the gray, frosty days of winter give way to the greener, sunnier, more pleasant days of spring.

Ann Arbor’s abundant trees regain their leaves. The Diag brims with students studying on blankets, throwing Frisbees, reading in hammocks, demonstrating around the brass block “M,” or just enjoying the long-overdue sunshine. Campus events shift in setting from the warm indoors of winter to the warm outdoors of spring.

March 14, 2017
Don Jordan

If you've recently attempted to complete your online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you may have noticed something is a bit off.

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which automatically pulls in tax data to the FAFSA form, is currently unavailable and is likely to stay that way for a while.

That's... just... 

March 13, 2017
Don Jordan

Welcome to 20 Questions for an Admissions Counselor, an occasional series that spotlights some of the talented and passionate people who travel near and far to recruit new Wolverines for the University of Michigan. 

Let’s say hello to Kristin Heinrich, a senior admissions counselor whose recruitment territory covers nearly the entire northern half of Michigan, most of the state’s picturesque tourist destinations, three Great Lakes, and the entire Upper Peninsula.

March 9, 2017
Don Jordan

Making the transition from living at home with your folks to the independence of university life can be both exciting and intimidating.

New friends. New city. New living arrangement. Not to mention, the adjustment to the rigors of a college course load.

March 3, 2017
Don Jordan

Even if it’s hard to tell on a snowy, blustery Ann Arbor day like this one, summer is coming.

At the University of Michigan, that means a more laid-back vibe, outdoor events and festivals, and plenty of summer experiences designed to give high school students a taste of the college life.

March 1, 2017
Don Jordan

Making the transition from living at home with your folks to the independence of university life can be both exciting and intimidating.

New friends. New city. New living arrangement.

Not to mention, the adjustment to the rigors of a college course load.

For a lot of students, this is where Michigan Learning Communities (MLCs) come in.

https://admissions.umich.edu/