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Reviews 3237 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The quad is amazing and everyone loves hanging out there. And its beautiful

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Our varsity sports are huge on campus and the nation

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: My program was amazing and all the classes fit

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The professors in my program were awesome and accesible

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It was good. I met some nice and fun people

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: There are a lot of variety and lots of places to go

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: A lot of the guys at school are really attractive.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in PAR and while it doesn't have AC, I don't regret living here one bit. I'm part of a living-learning community so the social atmosphere is amazing and my floor, along with the floor below us, are one big, happy family.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options if one doesn't want to live in a dorm. There is actually a service provided by the school that will help you with finding an apartment.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I'm a Psychology major and UIUC is great in that department. There are a variety of opportunities, one just needs to grasp them.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I like all of my professors. T.A.'s are what worry me though.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received all of the financial aid I needed, making my cost of attendance $0.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: UIUC is in the middle of cornfields but there is always something to do!

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food varies on where you go. Ikenberry and PAR have the best dining halls!

3 College Junior

Academics: I've been with the German department for 2 years. They are limited in faculty, yet they have an extensive amount of classes. The workload is doable but difficult when it comes to literature. They only offer one study abroad program for undergraduates, which is located in Vienna where they speak a different dialect of German. There are never much internship opportunities. The overall degree can easily be done as long as you are consistent with turning in your homework and get help as much as you need for the essay portion.

4 College Junior

Academics: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign has an excellent program for German. They offer a BA/MA program that you can do in 5 years, which is convenient and time saving. They also offer a financial aid package where students can get their tuition wavered if they are applicable. The professors are also very friendly and accessible. They will take the time to go over their essays, explain the grammar rules, and what idiomatic language would be appropriate in the essay. They will always advise you to the best of their ability.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Pros: Significantly cheaper(300-400 for one bed room/one bath), More availability, leaser officers tend to be more flexible, parking is usually included

Cons: Not very safe, can be dangerous due to the high crime rate, far from campus and needs a car so you would be spending money on gas too

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Something that bothers me greatly about attending this school is that everywhere I go, girls and boys that take part in Greek life, which appear to be a majority though I know it is not, seem to dress extremely similar to each other. Every girl you see walking around campus is wearing black leggings or yoga pants and some over-sized top with they Greek letters largely displayed somewhere on it. Their outfits also include some type of tall leather boot, a leather purse, and occasionally a baseball cap with their Greek letters on it as well. I have nothing against this style and it is great that these girls proudly wear their letters, however, I feel that constantly wearing these outfits diminishes their own sense of style and individuality. Instead of standing out or expressing themselves through their outfits, they are conforming to a large group. The boys on this campus who participate in Greek life do this as well. They can usually be found wearing khaki or some pastel colored shorts, NOT cargo pants (because that is something to be looked down upon here for some reason?), a "bro tank" that often includes their fraternity letters, sunglasses, and even sunglasses straps that dangle around their neck. People can dress however they want and I am not judgmental of that, I just do not understand how the same people can wear the same things day after day. How can you possibly wear Greek letters on your clothing every single day that you will never truly know the meaning of in a language you do not speak?

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Emily Thiersch
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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