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Reviews 3569 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are things that happen, that's inevitable. I think with this being such a large campus, it's hard to maintain a totally safe environment. They do a good job however of making sure students are aware of the possible dangers and try their best to keep incidents to a minimum.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think we have some of the most qualified and professional professors here at my college. I think they do a good job of selecting teachers who are truly passionate about helping others become successful. Several times I have experienced teachers go above and beyond what is expected of them. They actually care about the personal lives and well being of their students.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If you have a degree from this university, you're set. It speaks volumes. One of the top universities in the world, literally, this school sets people up to find jobs immediately after graduating. I think the career services here are top notch and offer a lot of opportunities.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I think housing anywhere is going to have its pros and cons. Personally, I chose not to live in dorms again after my freshman year, but that was a personal preference. The best thing about the dorms to me is the social atmosphere. I think they do a great job of holding floor meetings and dorm activities to help the residents really form a closer bond with one another. The amenities improve with each passing semester.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm commenting on black greek life. It's pretty big at our university; a lot of people look up to them and admire them for the work they do in the community. Of course the parties are always packed as well. Greek housing on our campus is huge. We have one of the largest, if not the biggest, white greek scenes on our campus. There's never a shortage of community service or parties being thrown by Greeks.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I would have given this rating 5 stars, but our teams are a little lack luster. I think we have a great amount of school spirit and regardless of how well the teams are doing the games are always packed. People really get into the games and the spirit of the season and love to dress up and show out.

I think the facilities that are available for non-athletes are amazing as well. We have one of the larger rec centers in the nation.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have not look into it much but it look really fun

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've really enjoyed my time here so far at UIUC. The classes are really hands on relating to my major and the professor are world renowned. I think it's a diverse, well structured system that really challenges the students to expand their horizons and become well rounded students.

If I had to choose all over, I would more than likely choose my same school. We are top 10 in the nation for my major and the networks there are just top of the line.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Brings a lot of school spirits to the games.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is amazing. Actually this school was my out of reach school. I would of not image that I was going to be accepted or studying there.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are several facilities both indoors and outdoors, and several intramurals and clubs that focus on various kinds of sports from around the world. (Remember: we have a lot of international diversity in our student population, so you can find every type of activity or game that exists.)

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's VERY expensive, but there's a wide variety of excellent programs and the opportunity to learn numerous things if you branch out with your classes and activities.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most classes are so interesting.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: A lot of what I get accepted to is because of UIUC

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It was a good experience

3 College Junior

Athletics: The varsity athletics overshadow everything else.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school is very engaging and offers so many opportunities not experienced elsewhere.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are many alerts about any potential crimes and things of that nature as well as programs for students to help with their safety like safe walks/rides.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've taken a lot of courses that I've really enjoyed, and I've also had classes that I didn't care much for but still learned a decent amount. For the most part, I've had no problems with the professors I've had and liked them. I've even had one professor a couple of times now who I like, which is really nice. There's a nice variety of courses offered and the class sizes aren't much of a problem. I've had a nice mix of smaller/more intimate classes and large classes.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school does well with finding career opportunities for students with career centers available and plenty of job fairs. There's also a nice alumni network for students to refer to for career advice/hep.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There are a variety of dorms on campus and some are much easier to get to than others. Some are awfully far from the Quad, which is an obvious hassle. But the rooms are decently sized.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The big varsity sports at my school aren't the best in terms of performance and records, but they still get a decent amount of support and are still a big part about the school. The fan support for football, in particular, needs some improvement, but there's still plenty of school spirit in general. The basketball arena is partially renovated and will be completed later on, and that's certainly a better look that has received positive attention. There are also less popular varsity sports who have done relatively well, and they aren't as big of a deal as the big sports, but there's still a good amount of support for them as well.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school I'm attending was the most practical choice for me and my family, but it wasn't my absolute top choice. Despite that, I'm very glad I ended up going to the school I'm at now, because I've received so many opportunities that I wouldn't have received at another school. I've taken a plethora of courses that I never would have imagined were a thing elsewhere and have really enjoyed them. I've met people who I can use as connections for when the time comes, and I've become familiar with a few professors because the my program's small size (compared to the other programs on campus).

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Unfortunatley i got stuck in the substance free dorm and it definitely isnt't the best dorm on campus. It isnt very social but it has a great location being located in the six pack. I have found some friends on my floor but it isnt social at all. The best dining hall is in the six pack so any dorm in the six pack is a great dorm to live in even if it isnt the nicest.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Deciding to join greek life was one of the best decisions I've made at school. I dont know what I would do without my sorority, it has allowed me to meet to many new people and has allowed me to feel more comfortable on campus. The social atmosphere is revolved around greek life and every social event i attend is with my sorority. Those not in greek life arent as socially involved on campus as those who are.

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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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