Diversity, social opportunities, culture, learning environment; all valid reasons to go to a particular college. Honestly, probably the same social and academic demographics that Purdue University and Indiana University, both of which I was accepted to, was going to offer me. I feel neither one of those schools will test me like I need to be tested. So, why Ann Arbor? Because, that's where the competition is at. The quality of an education directly reflects how I perceive competition.
Ann Arbor's campus offers quality but rigorous Political Science professors that make the program distinct in comparison to others. They give credence to the academically offered education. I believe the professors are the backbone of the school; analogously, like the people are the backbone of America. Their strategic ability to test the students seeking Political Science degrees will ultimately define what each individual is made out of. They strongly require students to compete not only against themselves, but against each other, but will also aid and assist the students when needed. All the while remaining highly strict and authoritative in order to protect Ann Arbor's distinction with ironclads. Competition at its best. So, this brings up my next point, competition against students. The Political Science Department will offer diverse matters in political affairs, all of which other students will be squabbling over to compete in. Ranging from internships, to non-partisan campaign (I've done my research; we don't want another "The War on Republic Women" situation) events, I will be required to standout and compete to validate my level of commitment in the available network functions. In retrospect, it's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'll be in an environment of which I can be categorized in by competing against over 1000 other undergraduate Political Science degree students. I want to walk across that stadium which will be displayed in "The Big House" knowing I have competed against some of the most intelligent students throughout the world. And (yes, that sentence just was started off with a conjunction) by garnering a victory in competing against students at the Ann Arbor campus will provide the necessities required for my future endeavor, law school.
Furthermore, The Department in Political Science supports my interests by preparing me for a prestigious law school. The transition from my undergraduate program into law school will be mellower by the formulated skill sets ranging from legal analysis and debates, analytical reasoning, and above all, an opportunity to master my critical thinking ability.
I'm sure who's ever reading this has heard this a million times, yes, Ann Arbor has a high reputation in many programs, one of which I have a desire to study, Political Science. Granted, the reputation isn't what I'm after - I want to live the American dream that's shadowed behind the word freedom, I want to compete. Due to me being a rational thinker, if for one second I didn't believe I could compete at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor's strenuous environment, I would have stopped at "Diversity."