University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.13 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 401 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 43,651 (28,312 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 10% part-time, 90% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $20,966 in-state; $42,016 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

The program is extremely competitive and provides ubiquitous recourses for preparation for careers after graduate school. Additionally, the program offers a variety of scholarships that encompass the many different aspects needed for a scientific graduate degree. For instance there are grants or available funding opportunities to go to conferences, to travel to the field, to use facilities both on campus as well as on other campuses for analyzing data etc. The only downfall is the variety of high level courses offered for graduate students. We are not required to take many courses but the ones that are offered are very limited.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

I am so blessed to be in this program. Advisers are awesome.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

It is a professional program as they emphasize practical skill capable of working immediately after graduation, though the tuition is a little bit expensive.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2018

My program is great overall. Just great experience and conditions for work and intellectual growth.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

My program is fantastic--to be fair, I'm only in my first semester, but I love all of my classes, and the department takes good care of the grad students. The area's kind of expensive and and the undergrads get a bit rowdy on weekends, but that's pretty much the worst of it. :)
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2016

This is an incredible intellectual community -- vibrant faculty and students who are engaged at the highest levels of research and committed to cross-fertilization with colleagues in the humanities, sciences, and professional schools. The Anthropology Department is supportive of the whole person -- personal, intellectual, and professional development. It's amazing the doors that are opened by a Michigan degree. Go blue!
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2020

The educational quality at U of M is outstanding. The faculty are exceptional and courses give you a strong expertise in the material. Faculty are very busy and it is a big school, but they are mostly accessible. What makes the program unique is a bigger sized cohort in which everyone has full funding. This promotes a lot of connections and collaboration. The resources here and the projects you can get involved with are top notch. Generally Ann Arbor is a pleasant place to live, though this is definitely not a major city. It's a bit expensive for Michigan, but U of M's doctoral fellowships are definitely adequate.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The geology program at the University of Michigan is top rate. Funding isn't a problem if you find what professor you want to work with. As a single mother, I am not a good judge of social life or affordability of living, but my fellow grad students have a life and are able to find accommodations that are affordable. If you want to get ahead of others in the field and have job opportunities after graduation, the University of Michigan geology department is the place to be.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2017

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan is very research focused. They produce high quality and highly visible research published in top journals and funded by top institutions. They place less emphasis on teaching, and therefore their undergraduate program is not as robust as its graduate program. The experience can be highly variable for graduate studies depending on the adviser with whom you work. Ann Arbor is a very nice setting, with the university highly integrated into the town's culture and ambiance. The pros far outweigh the cons for graduate researchers on an academic track.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2015

Very good graduate program with a good amount of coursework requirements. Research opportunities in a wide variety of fields. However, if some of the coursework is made optional, students could spend more time in research right from the beginning.
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