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Reviews 3933 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I currently am trying to transfer into mechanical engineering at my school and it is nearly impossible to get in and the advisors arnt really helpful. I am now looking to transfer.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Few complaints. The CS instructors can be misogynistic, though.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My school is very competitive and STEM-oriented, but there are a lot of opportunities.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The university is huge, so sometimes you feel like a small fish in a big ocean. However, there are so many opportunities for growth and to prosper post graduation with all the faculty and research available.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I attend a big 10 school, so the athletic facilities are the best around.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus police is great but students are afraid to use them. In addition, they have sage rides for an individual walking alone at night.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They have a division of general studies where you can explore variety of major and choose the one you like. There are lot of organization on campus. Also, there are lot of firm on campus which are looking for future employee. In short, its a great school to attend. You will love it.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: You will find some harsh professor but most professor understand the college student life.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is okay but the social atmosphere is great.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Lots of party and friendly.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Lots of others things do rather than sports

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It provides variety of majors and guidance for what major to pursue.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I generally feel safe on campus. Our university also has services to make us feel safe. We have a service called safe rides and safe walks, where you can call and then they will drive/walk you home in middle of the night. As freshman, we are forced to take sexual assault classes to make us more aware. We also have many services to help those who are assaulted.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are so many different classes to choose from. Lectures can kind of be pretty big but TAs and discussion sections are much smaller and more interactive. Professors and TAs hold office hours every week and some are really interactive and will send an email per day and maybe more.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in a private housing provided by the university, which is more expensive than dorming and/or apartments. But as a freshman, you are only allowed to live in dorms or private housing. The price I pay for this is almost twice the amount of dorms and for the price, accommodations are okay. It's really similar to a apartment but i pay 3-4 times more. Granted it includes food but the food here is mediocre at best, I usually tend to eat out more.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Being in Greek life myself, I think it is really great. You get to meet tons of new people and create networking opportunities from tons of people. Each org has a cause they raise money for, ours is breast cancer awareness! My sorority is actually a cultural org so we also hold meetings and conventions to raise cultural awareness on our campus.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Though I am not in a sport on campus, I have done some research on sports that I am interested in and it seems like we have a lot of intramural clubs that anyone can join! Our school is also great at showing school support for our varsity sports also! We also have some sport classes for students to take, like ice skating!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school is really big and beautiful and there are so many different people here. Our university is so diverse and there are so many ways to get involved. We have an extensive Greek life and there's is just so many RSOs that are available to make you feel involved.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The university is a college campus so only students live in the area. Thus, there are rarely any dangerous activities that go on daily. So I feel comfortable walking in the dark alone at any time. There are also transportations that work at night.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school excels academically and I believe that there are many classes to choose from, but I wish there were more variety in diversity and culture. The professors are all pretty much typical mid-westeners who are teaching out of necessity. I wish they had more passion. Although they do cover topics adequately, they go through the topics pretty quickly with little review.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is a very good school and is relatively well-known in the nation, so many of the alumns end up in high-paying jobs in well-known firms.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing dining halls are better than expected but the bathrooms are pretty unhygienic. The rooms are on the small side with small beds. Air conditioning is also unreliable.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The school is a very big Greek school and I feel that the majority of students I know are in some sort of fraternity or sorority. The people are also very warm and friendly and the majority do not fit into the stereotypical type.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I am not a big sports fan so I wouldn't know how amazing our sports team is but we are a Big Ten school, so sports are a major part of the campus. But even if I don't keep up with the sport events, I feel like I am not missing out on much.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: University of Illinois is an exceptional school that excels in Engineering, Business, etc. So I feel that I am getting my moneys worth academically, but, location-wise, I am not very comfortable, because of its quiet country aspect.


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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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