Why Michigan?

Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School (including preferred admission and dual degree programs) to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests?


Even in the very Southwest corner of the continental United States, 2301 miles away and weather patterns worlds away from Ann Arbor, it seems that ever since I began the process of college exploration, I cannot escape the presence of UMichigan. The Ohio State vs. Michigan game is on the living room television. UMichigan frequents my Facebook page, boasting its existence in every top ten list known to mankind. Every adult I know seems to have graduated from there, and cannot refrain from raving enthusiastically about their ideal and memorable college experiences.

I think the universe is trying to tell me something.

As someone who likes to be involved and is interested in many seemingly incongruent areas of study, from International Relations to Neuroscience, I am applying to the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at UMichigan because it seems to cater to a broad range of educational interests with its liberal arts curriculum and vast opportunities for involvement. It’s hard to know what field you want to pursue for the rest of your life when the federal government doesn’t even deem you a legal adult. Thankfully, I can pursue more than one passion under the broad umbrella of this college, finding my niche along the way.

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