Michigan has all the resources that you can ask for in an undergrad, it can be as competitive of a time as you want it to be. Some people like that, some people don't. If you're from 'that' type of family, (and since UM has outrageous OOS costs, I assume you are) you would do fine there. In my opinion, for just an undergrad, unless you're instate its hardly worth the 40k youre going to drop a semester.not sure yet to be honest but mom's pressuring to go down her path of becoming a lawyerMichigan and NYU are great. What do you want to do career-wise though?