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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is always going to be that one bad professor but I really can't complain about any of them. I have learned a lot from just only being here for 2 years. Some of the courses do need to be improved I believe. A good example is classes that in the Biology department. There are so many people that fail those classes and those classes are only 100 level classes. If that many people are failing each semester, then obviously something needs to be changed.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are a lot of opportunities that the university gives to students to get out there and find a job for after college. We have a few careers fairs throughout the school year, and there are career fairs that are specific to your major. In the student services building, they do a great job of looking over resumes and giving you advice to improve it.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am in a sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta, and I really have enjoyed it. It has helped me meet so many people through it. Non-greeks view us as very arrogant people and that all we do is party. That is so not true because we participate in community services, raise money for different charities, and it is something that does look good on a resume.

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have the worst school spirit here. I wish we would have more but we just don't. It isn't like our sport's teams are bad, nobody just never goes which is sad.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I think the apartments are vey overpriced. Everything should be included in the price such as cable and wifi. You really can find some great apartments that are close to campus. One problem is that they go fast. You have to be on your toes because all the good ones are gone really fast.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I am from a small town where I am not around a lot of restaurants so I think this is great. There are some that are in walking distance or some that are only 10 mins away by car. Some of the restaurants are that are right next to campus seem to be overpriced. My favorite places are Moe's, Meatheads, Pub II, Avanti's and Jimmy Johns

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I really had no problem getting financial aid. Some tips are to say that you are paying for college yourself and your parents can't help you out at all. That will usually get you something.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I really have enjoyed my time at Illinois State but now that I am a sophomore I am done with the fraternity and apartment scene. I am ready to go to the bars. I wish you could get in at 19 or even 20. You really have to look for parties. You really need to know people to be able to find them.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There need to be more options on campus. We don't have enough places to spend our flex dollars. It is always the same places. There are a lot of food options around campus but we can't use flex dollars there. It would be nice if we could. The only really good place is McAlister's.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I really enjoyed living in the dorms my freshman year. It was pretty clean considering. The rooms were very good size. The layout of the building that I stayed in made it very difficult to make friends because it is not set up like "traditional" dorms. The RA's are very well trained. They like to have fun but know how to keep control as well.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off-campus yet. I do not know much about the process but others have told me that it is kind of pricey to live close to campus in a nice, newer building. It is pretty cheap to live farther away.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Besides the flex dollar locations, not many restaurants give student discounts. There is not a lot of options within walking distance to the dorms, but there are several delivery options that will come to the lobby.

4 College Freshman

Administration: We have a very safe campus thanks to the rules in place. Noise violations are taken seriously and quiet hours are enforced almost always. The residence halls are very strict about guests checking in and out, and after a certain time of night, staff guards the doors to check people in and make sure people aren't sneaking anything in.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: There are a few admission scholarships through the school and each major department has other scholarships to apply for.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go to many parties so I wouldn't know. A lot of people go out Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I enjoy eating at both Watterson and Linkins dining centers. There's many different types of food to choose from at the stations and a few stations change their options every day.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I enjoyed living in East Campus as a freshman. The only downside to East Campus is there is not a dining center - you have to walk to Watterson Dining. Next year I plan to live in Watterson Towers to be closer to the dining center.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Love attending Football, Hockey, and Basketball games

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Price is high, but lots of options. Leases are long in most cases.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Would love to have a Five Guys and a Starbucks close to campus

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food at Tri Towers has better food so that is frustrating that Watterson does not have the same options. We sometimes walk over to Tri Towers but live in Watterson.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I will be living off campus next year and the university has been more than helpful to make the process as easy as possible.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: If your getting sick of the Dining Center's food then there's always Up Town Normal. There's a ton of restaurants that are even willing to deliver to the dorms if your too lazy to walk across campus.

4 College Freshman

Administration: They do a great job and laying down the rules at the beginning of the year and also make it very clear to what you can and cannot do.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I believe my family and I just got our FASFA turned in and I'm not yet sure what we will get for next semester. The Financial Aid office is constantly sending emails for FASFA pizza parties and other financial aid events throughout the year!

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Illinois State University holds a dear place in most of its students' hearts, due to the care and help the University provided them along the way. ISU wants to see all of its students succeed and does its best to make that happen. Therefore, the University equips students with learning tools so they can become their very best. ISU is home to some of the most proficient and helpful professors, and the relationship between teacher and student is one that has been praised. Students know their professors care about them, and professors know how important real-life advice is to students. The students have the will to learn, and the teachers provide the necessary tools for the real world after college. This relationship is very powerful, and one of the main reasons students would recommend ISU over any other college.

The University also helps with available internship opportunities and career advice, which is what makes ISU different from many other colleges. When students graduate, they are able to fill up their resume with corresponding professional experience they maintained while attending classes. The Career Center also provides students with real-world advice by hosting mock interviews that allow students to know what employers are looking for when they hire people. There are a number of career and internship fairs that let students hand out their resumes to potential employers and also allow students to see what kind of opportunities are out there. The University encourages each student to grow as an individual, and students flourish at the fact that they are treated like young professionals rather than children. From the outside, ISU may seem like the typical state school, but once you are here, you realize the unique character it possesses. Students are proud to say that they are from Illinois State University.

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