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.


April 13, 2017
Alexa Caruso

There's nothing like planning out a final project or writing an end-of-semester essay amidst the hum of people chattering and mugs clinking – it’s the perfect study soundtrack.

And when it comes to coffee shops, Ann Arbor has plenty of places to offer.

It's nice to get work done in the less-bustling atmosphere that a coffee shop provides. But sometimes I’ll also go just to relax and have a moment to myself.

April 10, 2017
Don Jordan

You're in!

The applications were tedious. The wait was excruciating. And your final decision on whether to accept the offer... well, that was a bit easier! 

Now it's time to celebrate, look to the future, and show some of that maize-and-blue #Victors2021 pride. And we thought we'd help. 

Below, you'll find a trio of #Victors2021 cover images perfectly sized for Facebook and Twitter. Just right click to save, upload them to your account, and declare to the world your decision to GO BLUE!

April 6, 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.

April 5, 2017
Mel Neal

I was munching on a particularly good lemon poppy seed muffin and drinking way too much coffee when Congresswoman Debbie Dingell rose to speak.

It was the annual congressional breakfast hosted by the university’s alumni club in Washington, D.C., and the congresswoman began her speech in the customary way – with jokes about Ohio State.

March 31, 2017
Sally Lindsley

Note: This post was originally published on April 2, 2015. It has been updated to reflect the current admissions and enrollment cycle. 

So you just received a communication that you’ve been offered a spot on the U-M waitlist. We know – it’s likely not the response you were looking for when you applied for admission to the university.

March 31, 2017
Don Jordan

Tucked on the second floor of the University of Michigan's Mosher-Jordan Hall is a quiet place honoring a man who dedicated his life to lifting up the poor and the exploited.

The Cesar Chavez Lounge was dedicated in 1995, just two years after Chavez died. The walls and beams tell the story of the labor activist and leader of the United Farm Workers who advocated for numerous causes on behalf of migrant farm workers and helped bring national attention to their plight.

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.