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Reviews 1639 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This is the best University. I love my professors, my class sizes are small therefore I get individual attention.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Many opportunities for networking and internships on campus.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved personally in Greek like but have friends on campus who are.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: SIU has all of the common athletic teams. There seasons have been successful this school year.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I do not know, I am not in one and I'm not playing on being in one.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are designated areas to walk on when it is late at night. I've seen security officers/police officers walking around campus handing out emergency numbers students can call. I haven't heard any commotion about crimes on campus but more around it.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I prefer smaller class sizes, but with it being an university, it's expected to have larger class sizes with the more general classes. Professors, I've encountered so far, are very knowledgeable of their subject and try everything they can to make sure students are understanding the material. There seems to be a variety of class choices but can be limited if there are prerequisites required.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: As far as I've encountered, anyone of the Greek life seem relatively friendly. They're always happy to tell you about what they do, how you can join, and are very welcoming. Non-Greeks are indifferent. They treat them like any other human being. As of what kind of Greek housing are available, I'm not sure.

4 College Junior

Athletics: School spirit is fantastic as well as the fan support. I can't speak otherwise for the team performance. I'm not a major fan of attending sports, but will gladly show sponsor my school.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really enjoy our writing center. It's very helpful for when you need help to start, revise, and rewrite your paper. A majority of the teachers are friendly, had one that was not very helpful in educating us. Printers in the library seem to have fair amount of problems. Teachers or assistants are prompt at answering emails, so that's a major plus, in my opinion.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's pretty good. Just don't get blackout drunk at a party and don't go to TKE and get roofied. Walk with a group through the woods at night and you'll be fine. Definitely safer than Rockford so that's a plus.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: SIUC is a pretty cool school. It's nothing special, but I got a big scholarship to go here, so I guess it's worth it. I like my major and I just wanna go home for summer.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm going into dentistry so I guess it doesn't really matter if I can get a job with this bachelors degree, but my job prospects are pretty good, so I think I'm fine.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Smith hall floods constantly and no one does anything about it. When my room flooded due to poor/old plumbing system, it took maintenance over 2 hours to help us in that emergency.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I really have never wanted to be involved with Greek life. TKE will rape you if you go to their parties. KA is pretty cool though.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't attend any athletic competitions and I don;t do any sports.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Positives:

Beautiful campus

Unique Majors (ex. Microbiology)

Good research program

Good student involvement


The chemistry labs have broken equipment and are out of date

Some of the professors are terrible and do not care about the students

The parking policy makes it virtually impossible to park without getting ticketed

Loss of funding for research

Poor student retention rate

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Not being involved in Greek Life has let me find my own way. It is all very stereotypical and definitely not my scene.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm not going to say there aren't flaws in the system. You will get that anywhere you are. But I really do love it here! Get connected with faculty and you will have great friends (and references) for life!

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I think the health services offered are great but I think the school could be doing a better job preventing the need for some of the services

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoy most of the professors and I think the diversity of classes they offer is great

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't know for sure, but I do think I will be able to get a job after school

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like living on campus, the dorms aren't amazing, but they are dorms

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The students are put first. We are a Division I school but there is not an emphasis on our sports teams, although we probably spend too much money on them.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel really safe and comfortable on campus


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