The Ultimate Guide to the University of Michigan

Recorded Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11:00 PM

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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.

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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.

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