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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school and would never consider another.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: We are one of the most highly recruited schools in the country and are constantly ranked as one of the few top schools for civil engineering.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are many precautions and safety measure, but things still happen. The health facilities are second to none.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is an opportunity for every student to be involved and the academics are second to none.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: This past year, I received multiple emails about sexual assaults on campus so I do not know exactly what happened but I think something should be done..

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I enjoyed my dorm, Snyder Hall. The only thing that was hard was having community bathrooms but thats just how freshman dorms are. I really enjoyed living on campus and it is worth it to talk to people in your hall.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is huge at my school. Probably one of the biggest in the U.S. I personally am a non-Greek but I do know the pressures of many people on campus to want to be a part of it. It is very diverse and there is Greek housing available. Service fraternities are big as well.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Being an out of state student was not easy at first but after a couple weeks of exploring campus and joining different clubs/ groups, I have been able to find an amazing community that genuinely cares about my well being and future. I feel very well taken care of and adjusted smoothly, despite my difficulties throughout the school year.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in Private Certified Housing, which was way nicer than living in public dorms. The rooms were bigger and we had more access to things like, private gyms and such.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: The school definitely revolves around Greek life. Its all the the students can talk about in and out of class. Many people arent even recognized by their names but their sorority or fraternity. For example, Walking down the street, its common to see someone and say, "hey, theres an AGD"

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5 College Junior

Athletics: There is an overwhelming amount of school spirit at Illinois. The games are always on TV, and being talked about. Orange Krush is the best student section out there.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the U of I. Its a wonderful school. You definitely have to be focused to attend this school, as the classes are so hard

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are plenty of places to go out to at night to party. The university has a lot of partying frats, and a good amount of bars.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The campus has good quality parties, but they do not mach a large impact on student experiences.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The university is one of the top rated public schools in the nation for academics. The university has a wide range of majors and minors to choose.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The university is very diverse and has many inclusive programs. The school also requires a class about diversity and how to be accepting of others.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs are not tolerated on campus. If you are caught you will be taken in by campus police and will have to go through the school disciplinary system.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The university has tons of courses in many diverse interests and majors. Professors at the university care about their students and are always there to help answer questions that a student may have about the topics covered in class or on the homework. Some classes have a lot of people in them but that doesn't affect the learning possibilities that the students have, as long as the students take notes and listen to the professor, they should do great.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Receiving a degree from this university is astounding and employment is easy with a degree from here. The alumni network helps graduating students obtain many diverse jobs, because our alumni has great connections in the outside world and their career paths are widely known. Career services has events on campus in the main quad all of the time, where companies come and hand out applications and provide information on the jobs that are open.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on my campus and believe there isn't a big issue with crime. We have an organization called Safe Walk where other students aid others during nighttime hours, so that they feel safe and have someone else there with them. We also have university police who are great at responding to worried civilians and they have a big presence on campus, which makes me feel safe.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is relatively similar to living on any other college campus, the dorms aren't the best thing in the world but they aren't bad. Living in a dorm definitely helps with making friends and maturing into an adult because you're living away from home. Housing process went smoothly and I received my residency within a few weeks.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the biggest in the USA. Fraternities and Sororities at the university part-take in philanthropies held by other Greek organizations in order to raise money for charity and they also help with connecting students together.

4 College Junior

Athletics: At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, school spirit is definitely seen on and off campus. The recreation center is huge and has great equipment to help students stay healthy and fit.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: It was my number one school to attend since high school and it has given me the opportunity to expand my horizons, which other universities would not have been able to do in my opinion.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great classes and opportunities. I work in a lab.

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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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