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Mid-Rise Apartment
Central Campus, 540 Thompson St | Ann Arbor
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  •  Bike Storage
  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Furnished Units Available
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Rooftop Running Track
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  •  White Stone Counters

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8.8
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About this Location

5 (bus) - 1 min
3/30 (bus) - 9 min
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Nichols Arboretum
23 min walk
In a quiet
neighborhood

Pricing 

6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths
$5,562+
7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths
$6,132+

student only housing

Open to Univ. of Michigan students only.

Please visit Univ. of Michigan's student housing site or call (734) 763-3164 for leasing information.

  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Conference Room
  • Entertainment

    •  Rooftop Running Track
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
    •  White Stone Counters
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Furnished Units Available
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Surface Parking Lot
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
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Overall rating 8.8/10, based on 117 renter reviews

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Munger Graduate Residences reviews and highlights

  • best in-house amenities
  • most bedrooms don't have windows
  • brand new building with fully upgraded appliances
  • everyone gets their own bathroom
  • spacious living area
  • best place to live in terms of value
  • centrally located
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No Window, No Way

Munger Graduate Residences does not offer much to be desired by the typical graduate student, especially if you are a health professional student who takes classes and completes field work approximately 1-2 miles north of the location. Munger does not offer parking so you must rent a space nearby, which typically costs $75-100 per month. But here is the pièce de résistance: you don't get a window in your room. Good luck surviving seasonal depression or maintaining your slowly failing eyesight, especially during a pandemic and you should not be spending long periods in common spaces, when 95% of the rooms in Munger have NO WINDOW. Besides these issues, the management is not very good in the building. The maintenance staff is very friendly and responsive to repair requests, but if you have an issue with access to the building, mail (which gets LOST all the time by the sorting staff), WiFi failure, or any number of problems, good luck getting through to someone in a timely fashion. Also, Munger has a huge problem with frequent fire alarms. To add insult to injury, Munger loves to have twice-yearly, week-long fire alarm testing throughout the building. Good luck trying to study, sleep, attend class, hold virtual meetings, think, or maintain your sense of hearing/sanity. Finally, during the pandemic, the main reason why people decide to live in Munger (the community programs, gym, study spaces, and collaborative environments) has collapsed on itself. Just choose a normal apartment complex. You're an adult, you've earned it. If you are a masochist, have copious amounts of money to throw away, and/or not grown up enough to live outside university housing, this may be the place for you. Even still, I'd find somewhere else to live.

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It was great up until the covid started, staying in an apartment with no windows and no access to other facilities within the building isn't worth it. Well, hopefully you won't live through a pandemic in Munger so this might not apply to you.

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All-in utilities & many facilities

I really appreciate Munger for the convenience it brings in terms of cost and facilities. Being relatively new, the place also feels very pleasant and comfortable. They are also active in building community and connecting people. That said I think the biggest downside would be the lack of windows for most of the bedrooms. While it is definitely something that you can get used to, especially given the short daylight hours during winter, it’s not the most ideal.

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Munger Grad Residences

I absolutely love living in Munger. The facilities are great and everything you need is in the building. The staff is friendly, responsive, and professional. It's a great way to meet students in multiple different programs as well. You also can't beat the convenience; it's about a 5-7 minute walk to Ross.

As you know some bedrooms don't have windows. My personal preference is that it doesn't bother me. There's plenty of light in the apartment common area, and there's also a lot of space on 8th floor. So plenty of other areas to do work and hang out.

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Saving money

I didn't need to buy furniture, which saved cost.

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Great location for Ross students

The amenities are great and they try hard to plan social events for the community. One complaint is that a lot of non-residence students (undergraduates) sometimes get into the building and take up the study room spaces/common spaces. Management hasn't done much to take care of that issue even though residents have raised it as a concern.

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good place to live

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Munger is a great place for meet people from dif schools

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Munger is pretty nice

6-7 other grad student roommates but you all have your own bedroom and bathroom so it's pretty chill. Can be a little noisy depending on your roommates and what you all agree on and how close your room is to the living room. Decent gym upstairs with solid assortment of cardio equipment. Really nice upstairs study spaces including quiet study space and there are plenty of private rooms that can be reserved. Bike rooms in the basement. Biking to Taubman is like 15 minutes including getting your bike out and everything. The walk is about 25 minutes, so it's not the closest option but it's not bad. You're walking distance from all the AA restaurants and cafes which I think makes up for it. Nicely pre-furnished. Big TVs in each room. A convenience store upstairs that comes in handy sometimes. Bedrooms don't have windows. Doesn't bother me but it does bug some people.

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great apartment in town with other grad students

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The Neighborhood

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About Central Campus

Central Campus is located in the heart of Ann Arbor and conveniently located between Downtown and Main campus. This area provides easy to access stores, restaurants, and other essentials by walking with tons of public transit options nearby. To imagine what a day here looks like, one could pick up a...
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Median rents in Central Campus
Studio
$
1,100
1 Bedroom
$
1,300
2 Bedroom
$
1,600

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Surface Parking Lot

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It’s nice to be able to live pretty close to the Main Street, although it should also be noted that it could be less accessible than north campus off campus housing for those who study in north campus.
Location is superb - super close to downtown ann arbor with lots of dining and entertainment options. Also super close to Ross.
The heart of Ann Arbor. A surprisingly walkable town.
Munger is located in the heart of Ann Arbor, it has excellent location in terms of night life and you are able to get to football games easily (the stadium is visible from the roof!). However, because of this, it is approximately a 15-20 minute walk to the medical school (25-30 minutes to the hospital).
In terms of location, Munger is a pretty good comprise between Ross and downtown; I can easily walk everywhere I need to go. Coming from a bigger city it's definitely an adjustment, but I think I ended up with the best location I could have.
Close to Ross - 6 mins walk
Close to Union - 1 (may be 2?) min walk
The undergrad dorm next door is (surprisingly) pretty quiet.
Walgreens and restaurants are only 10 mins walk away.
Great neighborhood. Being part of the University property means it gets additional support from the university (for eg, sidewalks get cleaned and salted immediately after snow)
Great access to food, pharmacy, bars, and campus (three minutes away from Skeeps). One issue is the bus stop across the street seems to attract some vagrants.

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