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What is the difference between different campuses of the same university?

I live in Metro Detroit area. I find The University of Michigan a very good university. The main campus is Ann Arbor but, there are many other campuses like in Flint and Dearborn. When I apply for a job does it make a real difference from which campus I am from? If I make it to Michigan will I be in Ann Arbor or somewhere else? What is the true difference of these separate campuses?

Asked By: Ashwin - 7/6/2007
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Hi there. The different campuses are part of the same system, but kind of like different schools. It is harder to get into U of M Ann Arbor than Flint or Dearborn. The University of Michigan Ann Arbor is ranked 24 in the nation, (Us News and World Report) while the others are not even ranked in the top 100. You have to... More
Answered By: sm - 7/6/2007
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Each state has a state university system with different campuses. You apply to the campus you want to attend. Yes, some campuses will be held in higher regard than others depending on the programs and entrance requirements. You say you live in Detroit, you are already in Michigan. Which campus is offering you the... More
Answered By: fancyname - 7/6/2007
 
different campuses offer different courses and majors usually it doesnt matter too much wut campus ur from if youre from a good college with good grades
Answered By: jcjunkact - 7/6/2007
 
It would depend on your prospective employer, but all the different campuses should have similar (or identical) courses - so they shouldn't make any difference. You will be able to say your a U of M graduate, regardless of the campus you attended.
Answered By: Jamie F - 7/6/2007
 
Yes, employers (and graduate schools) will see that you didn't go to the University at Ann Arbor (which is the best one). However, which college you go to probably won't impact what job you get at any rate. I don't know how the admissions all work.
Answered By: Erendis - 7/6/2007
 
It varies from state to state -- but most states have one premier university (Ann Arbor in Michigan), one land grant university that was originally set up for agriculture & engineering and is very good (e.g., Michigan State) and several sattelite campuses that pale in comparison to the others. Michigan is like the... More
Answered By: Taranto - 7/6/2007
 
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