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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are A TON of off-campus housing options. Plenty of them are really close to campus, and I know of at least three apartment complexes right next to campus that are really cheap. If you find enough roommates to cover the costs, there's no problem to living off campus.

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College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go out much, but I mean it's SIU. Our school has a reputation as a party school...

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Jimmy Johns and Papa Johns make so much money on this campus. There is a really nice variety of different places, if you know where to look. It's not just chain restaurants or pizza places. There are some really cool coffee shops, too. Most places deliver up to midnight, if not later. We're definitely lucky with options off campus.

2 College Freshman

Administration: I don't know why campus security is so strict on stupid things like parking when there's drug use and underage drinking all over campus. They are extremely lenient on drug use and drinking on campus or even in the dorms, but if you're five minutes late on moving your car to the correct lot, you get ticketed.

College Freshman

Scholarships: When I applied, I was immediately contacted about the scholarships I was available because of my GPA and ACT scores, so that was really convenient and helpful. However, I don't know how easy it is to get financial aid if you aren't planning on being a part of the Honors Program or have a high GPA or ACT/SAT score.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food in the dining hall is pretty sub par. The quality is usually kind of bad, and it's absurd that you can't take any food out, not even a piece of fruit. The food isn't the healthiest, either, so if you're strictly vegan/paleo, you might have a hard time.

The food options in the Student Center are better, especially Subway, and I know we're supposed to get new places pretty close to campus soon, so that's encouraging.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: West Campus housing is pretty okay. It feels very safe and has a friendly, sociable feel. The rooms, however, are kind of weird. There isn't very much wall space, so there aren't many options for rearranging the furniture. It is nice that there's a sink and mirror in the room, and you get to share a shower/toilet with just your neighbors rather than the whole floor.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The best party places are at the fraternities houses.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process is sometimes fast and sometimes it takes too long. Also, they don't include everything on your award letter.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is okay but I like my own space. The dorms are not big enough and I feel like the dorms should be coed if that's what students choose.

College Student

Health & Safety: I do not attend the school until fall of 2015.

College Student

Greek Life: I am not attending the school yet.

College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I will be living on-campus when I attend in fall 2015.

College Student

Off-Campus Dining: When I start school in the fall, I will be living on-campus.

College Student

Party Scene: I haven't been to any parties.

3 College Student

Scholarships: I did not receive as much as I would have thought; however, I only have to pay about $10,000 without taking any loans, which is exactly why I am not taking any loans. The process was smooth and I had no problem getting notified.

3 College Student

Campus Food: It's affordable at the least, which is the best part of the Student Center.

College Student

Campus Housing: I am not yet attending the school. I am an incoming freshman, and who has been on multiple campus tours in the past year. Although, from what I have seen and encountered on those tours, I do not have any thing vaguely negative to say, nor rate, about housing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: good food and bad food

3 College Freshman

Majors: If you are in the college of science, you're going to have a hard time.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: There are a lot of majors here, but if you're in the College of Science you might have a hard time getting some advisement.

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College Freshman

Majors: I'm not old enough to have an internship as I am a Freshman.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: It's not very diverse here in terms of who people hangout with. People normally don't branch out of their ethnic groups if they don't have to. Most of the people here are ignorant to other races too. This campus is horribly racist.

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2 College Freshman

Academics: The academics here aren't on par with the price tag.

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2 College Freshman

Academics: The academics here are the kind that you could probably get at a cheaper school.

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