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Champaign, IL
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31,118
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Guys & Girls: Most of the hot girls on campus can be found in the sorority houses, which is good because they travel in packs. The hook-up culture is very prevalent on our campus due to the insane amounts of alcohol we consume. The trends of girls' clothes usually take on monumental proportions where you can literally see 40 or 50 girls wearing the same thing in one night (which wasn't so bad when the half shirt thing came along).

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Guys & Girls: Oh, geez . . . I bet all the guys are telling you how hot they are and how the girls need to work out or something. This is a stupid question. Who comes to college to meet hot people? This isn't Boy Meets World.

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Guys & Girls: There are not a lot of hot guys. There are some mediocre guys. Medicore isn't hot.

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Guys & Girls: Basically, most sorority girls like fraternity guys and everything else just depends on what night it is and how much everybody has had to drink. The hottest houses on campus are the SDTs, Chi Omegas, and the DGs.

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Guys & Girls: Well, for the most part, all of the guys are alive and breathing. That is always good. Other than that, well, yeah they are alive.

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Guys & Girls: Girls here are out of control. It is the sorority thing. Sexy women, yeah.

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Guys & Girls: `Hooking up' and `shacking' are terms not altogether foreign to most UIUC ears, but McKinley Health Center provides free condoms and birth control to help keep students informed and responsible about their dating decisions.

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Guys & Girls: Yeah, we are a good looking campus. After all, this is where Hugh Hefner first learned to appreciate beautiful women.

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Guys & Girls: Like parties, no two boys are the same. Of course you will run into the familiar labels like: `the frat boys,' `the engineering boys,' `the PAR boys,' or those `Kappa boys.'

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Guys & Girls: Sometimes girls just wear sweats to class. But hey, that's still cool with me.

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Guys & Girls: It is a veritable buffet of men. Seriously, girls, take your pick.

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Guys & Girls: The girls here are A plus. The blonds here are choice. All the sororities here . . . they make for beautiful women.

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Athletics: University of Illinois is a Division I Big Ten contender in every sport. If nothing else, the weekend is always filled with sporting events to watch-football and basketball particularly, but it extends to every sport.

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Athletics: Varsity sports are pretty big, but fans tend to be fair-weather fans. Intramural sports are pretty big.

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Athletics: Varsity sports on campus are pretty big. We were the Big Ten champs for basketball, and our other teams such as tennis and volleyball are also very good. The IM sports are pretty good and easy to get involved in from broomball to volleyball and softball.

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Athletics: Sports are important on campus whether you participate or not. I do not really follow sports myself, though.

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Athletics: Football and basketball are big here. They are a major topic on this campus.

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Athletics: Varsity is big, but so are campus sports. I been involved in a few leagues-most people are. There is a big variety of IM sports.

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Athletics: A recent NCAA Tennis champion is from U of I. Intramural sports are very big as well. From basketball to soccer, during every season of the year, there is always an intramural sport offered.

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Athletics: Sports suck! But yeah, they are everywhere. You have to go to games. Literally, people drag you there and stick a foam finger on your hand. Don't come here if you are allergic to foam fingers.

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Athletics: We are a big ten college. `Nuf said. U of I has had some of the best men's basketball and football teams in the nation. Like other Big Ten colleges, we have our ups and downs. But that does not keep students from flocking towards the games, or parents and visitors coming from all over Illinois as well.

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Athletics: If you are a sports fan, invest in those season tickets early. If you like Dee Brown and like going to every single basketball game (like some people I know), there is this club called Orange Crush where you and the team can benefit from student participation. The women's volleyball team, I hear, is really exceptional as well.

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Athletics: At a Big Ten University, basketball and football rule. In the last four years, we boasted two bowl game appearances and a Big Ten Championship under head coach Ron Turner, as well as three Big Ten Championships and four bids to the NCAA Tournament losing only to Kansas (twice), Arizona, and Notre Dame.

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Athletics: I am not really sure about IM sports. I don't hear much about them. As for varsity, football and basketball are big around here.

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Athletics: Illinois consistently puts eight to ten athletes in the pros every year. Former Illinis Jameel Cook, Simeon Rice, and Ken Dilger won a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers. 2003 saw cornerback Eugene Wilson picked 35th overall, and in 2002 Frank Williams was a first round pick for the New York Knicks. The tennis team won the national title in 2003 as well.

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Emily Thiersch
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Wilmette, Ill.
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One might expect some tentative and even negative opinions about any school, but this is truly not the case here at U of I. Students are proud of U of I’s history, proud of is academic accomplishments, proud of the social opportunities it offers, and, most of all, they are proud to be alumni. For so many students to view their choice to come here as an unequivocally good one is a fantastic testament to the University’s strength.

Of course students here have plenty to complain about—the weather, the parking, the Greek social scene, the rural location. But all things considered, the positive points of the U of I experience tipped the scale—the University’s academic excellency, the safety, the social atmosphere, the athletic tradition, the city’s excellent transportation system. Some students admitted that they had a hard time adjusting, that they occasionally wished they had made another decision—but in the end, they were all happy to be here. The most encouraging fact was that so many people mentioned that they were leaving as better people, more knowledgeable, eclectic, and better equipped to navigate through life. University of Illinois students do not just leave with a piece of paper in their hands, they leave with a wealth of experience that is not easily rivaled—and, for in-staters, without enormous debt burdens to face when they graduate.

 

 

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