The Ultimate Guide to the University of Michigan

Recorded Friday, February 5 at 11:00 PM

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School information

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

One of the top public universities in the nation and the flagship school of the UM school system, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is known for its many elite academic programs (including its renowned Ross School of Business, College of Engineering, and School of Music, Theater & Dance) and its famous sports teams. UMich offers its undergraduate students 150 different majors and a vast selection of extracurricular opportunities.

Join Elias, a recent University of Michigan alumnus, as he walks you through the UMich student experience. Topics covered will include the school's application and admissions process, academic and extracurricular opportunities, housing and food options, social activities, and financial aid.

School information

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Elias and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
1:42@anonymous:What is a good GPA to apply to University of Michigan
7:00@SiriusApollo:Popular majors at UMichigan?
11:25@mimi:If I apply only one school, can I add another school after getting into UMich?
26:57@SiriusApollo:Is double majoring or minoring common at this school?
37:33@anonymous:How's the computer science program?
37:42@mimi:Can you compare UT Austin, UMich? esp. engineering school for out of state students?
43:18@anonymous:How does it compare to UIUC's engineering program?
49:58@mimi:Can you talk about UMich alumni network?
57:09@anonymous:How often do large financial companies like JP Morgan visit and recruit from the university?
72:09@mimi:Is it hard to find public parking around campus? How about public transportation and UMich shuttles? Is North campus separated from main campus?
75:42@RoseMelle:What about students from out of the State? Say The Bahamas. What would be their chance of getting a scholarship?
76:21@mimi:Are there underground tunnels in UMich?
76:28@mimi:How late do dining halls close esp in North campus?
78:47@mimi:Thank you very much


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