Michigan is ranked #4 by residency directors, higher than likes of Columbia, WashU, Stanford..... (other higher ranked top10s). I don't understand why this is? Accepted students GPA is only 3.60, they accept 370 to fill 170 students, and I don't think the best applicants who would get into other top10 schools would attend Michigan over Stanford, Yale, Columbia. Also, Michigan is a state school, 50% of students are from Michigan.. I really can't figure out why Michigan would have such high reputation score? Is it b/c residency directors believe if one lives in such a cold climate area one becomes mentally & physcially tough? Is it b/c Michigan really beats the crap out of students with materials and teachings so that while students suffer from too much studying and scutting, at the end when they graduate they perform better than other grads? I might add that during my entire visit to Michigan, almost every student and faculty I met there emphasized that they were ranked #4 by residency directors and that they match really well. They really tried to defend their grading system.