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Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 04/ 4/2010

College Tour '10: University of Michigan

By Valerie Strauss

University of Michigan
From a parent

The one thing that stood out for us was the football stadium. It is iconic. They call it the Big House, and it is a destination in and of itself. They charge kids a couple hundred dollars for a season of football tickets but everybody loves to go to the games. The school had a lot of school spirit.

We really liked the balance of sports and academic excellence, including the honors colleges for freshmen.

Ann Arbor seems like a great town to spend time in. They get a lot of theater and comedy groups and music groups there, which are pretty cool.

The kids on campus -- and there are a lot of them! -- seemed very engaged.

This is one in a series of reports that parents and students are contributing about their campus tours this spring. If you have visited a school and would like to participate, email me a brief report at You can find out more about College Tour ’10 and how to write about your college visit here.

Go to to see more college posts in the series.

By Valerie Strauss  | April 4, 2010; 12:18 PM ET
Categories:  College Tour '10  | Tags:  College Tour '10, University of Michigan  
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