Want to go to a university that gives back 42 times what's invested in it? For every dollar of state money that Eastern Michigan University recieves from the state, it pumps $42 back into the state's economy. I guess it pays to fly like an Eagle—an Eastern Michigan Eagle, that is—into the future, because in the future Eastern Michigan Eagles get paaaid. But in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Eagles don't just fly, they walk and jog; with 18 miles of trails on campus, why wouldn't you take the time to enjoy the scenery? EMU Eagles forge their own paths in the business world as well. With one of the best entrepreneurship programs in the country, there is no question that Eagles can think on their feet. Or think ahead—Eastern Michigan University was the first school to establish a doctoral program in nursing education in the Midwest.
Tired of living at the dorms? There are plenty of rental opportunities in town, many of which are listed on this site. Some have pools, sundecks, and hottubs. Been sneaking your cat to college ever since you left home? Rent a place with a pet-friendly policy—or even a dog park agility course. There are lots of good amenities out there, depending on your priorities. If your new places is a bit far from campus, take a ride on The Ride. Lucky for you, the public transportation in Ypsilanti makes it easier to avoid pouring all your money into a clunker.
Won't you take me to Depot Town? Beyond funky, Depot Town is a collection of antique and specialty shops that will stop bargain and novelty lovers in their tracks. While you're down there, check out the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Collection and the Ypsilanti Fire Museum. Travel ten minutes to oh-so-amazing Ann Arbor, Michigan. However, be sure to pack your thinking caps since it is one of the top-ten most educated cities according to US News and World Report. In Ann Arbor, you can feel like a kid again, experiencing science first-hand at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Be a do-gooder and a groover at the same time with a night out at The Ark, a non-profit organization and music venue. When you're ready for a wild night, head to Necto Night Club.