Mar 11, 2009, 6:33 PM
Post #126 of 165
I was at Michigan for my MFA in poetry the past two years. I didn't have a car the first year, did have a car the second year. The Ann Arbor buses are free to students, and cars can be hassles because of the snow in Ann Arbor--I did an awful lot of shoveling that second year. I'm split really on the car decision--it's nice to have, but not vital, and other people are sure to have them to borrow (I had roommates to steal cars from if I was in a pinch). Also, Ann Arbor has zipcars, which are also worth looking into if you just need a car for a few hours here and there. Basically, it can work either way, but it definitely is far from impossible to live in Ann Arbor without a car.
Re: [jtomscha] another Michigan applicant
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I can't explain the Michigan hostility. Like any program, it definitely has its strong points and its weaknesses, but overall I really loved it and think it's a great place (and I find myself massively missing Ann Arbor (and the MFA) often). Any future Michigan students with any questions (particularly poets), feel free to pm me or to ask them here :) And congratulations!