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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol is everywhere. Marijuana is pretty common but usually confined to upstairs in fraternity houses, so that can be avoided if wanted. Same with cocaine. Other than that and maybe Adderall, there isn't much drug use

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: A lot of the dorms are old and lacking basic amenities. Several are without air conditioning, and the bathrooms flood almost regularly in Ikenberry commons. There are three super new dorms and I hear they are v nice, but I wouldn't know because that's mostly for upperclassmen and I only lived in university housing as a freshman `\_( '-' )_/`. However, if you pick the right dorm and get lucky with the people on your floor, it can be a very social environment and make for some great friendships. My dorm was super old and nasty, but I loved the people in it and the experience

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life at Illinois is huge, and with its size comes some degree of diversity. There isn't really much resentment between Greeks and non-Greeks; my friends are a mix of people not in Greek life and people in different chapters across campus. Some frat douches do throw the term "geed" (GDI - god damn independent) around as an insult, but most Greeks I know have plenty of friends outside of the Greek system. U of I is a big bar school, so open frat parties aren't very common. It's more common for a fraternity to have a pregame or exchange with a sorority, so in some sense, the system is kind of exclusive.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They are crimes committed for which makes me feel unsafe even if I don't participate in any negative activity

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They are challenging me to be such a better student

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: From the school being so large, the networking is amazing for students to find jobs/internships

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's a home away from home but not the bathrooms

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's all about who you know in the greek life

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The ability depends on the department

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Best network to find a job in Advertising

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Have heard about frats drugging girls at their parties.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lots of different sizes of classes, depends on which classes you take. Professors are either a hit or miss.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lots of ways to find internships and jobs.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: You can make a lot of friends this way. You get the inside scoop on parties but most people can find a good party anytime.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The fans are always excited to watch football and basketball games.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The dorms are either very loud or too quiet.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is pretty safe. The areas surrounding campus aren't as safe.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The overall U of I experience is studying hard and partying hard.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: U of I has a pretty large alumni network, and you're almost guaranteed a job, at least in Illinois.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Allen Hall, which doesn't have air conditioning, but has a very lively social scene.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life is big at U of I, but there isn't really a big divide between greek and non-greek students.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Our Football team is terrible, but with our new head coach should change that. Everything else is OK.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The University of Illinois is very competitive and offers great academics, and there is also a great social scene.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Although the campus puts its best effort into making this campus a safe place, there are still instances of violent crime. I generally feel safe being alone on campus, but I am aware that there is danger on every campus all across America. The campus provides a great deal of security, but there cannot be security at all places at all times. There have been a few cases of campus crime this school year, but I still do not feel unsafe. There are always police on patrol and there are cameras and emergency phones all over this campus. There is also a 24 hour service called SafeRides/Walks that students can use if they want an escort if they do not feel safe.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have had positive experiences with both courses and professors so far. My courses have been challenging and interesting with professors that seem passionate about what they are teaching. My professors have given me resources to be successful and all of the courses that I have taken have been steps to fulfilling both majors that I want to pursue. The courses have varied in class sizes from small discussion classes with less than ten people to full lectures of about six hundred people, but I have never felt that I am being lost or "just a number" in any of my classes

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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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