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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The amount of diversity on campus is ridiculously large. With over 40 thousand students including thousands of international students, the campus itself is shaped with cultural restaurants, studies, and teaching assistants. Race, ethnicity, and even the language spoken at the UofI Champaign-Urbana is as varied as a United Nations Conference.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: Greek life is pretty big at UofI. I think that it defines who you are in campus. Whether you are in a house, which house, or an indpendent. Although it opens up a lot of social opportunities for those in houses, it can be limiting to those not in a house. However, there are a lot of student organizations on campus open to everyone.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The recreation center on campus is amazing. It has been rececently remodeled and is well maintained. They have new equipment and offer services that are great for students. These include group fitness classes, nutrition and cooking classes, and personal trainers. The university also homes Krannert Performing Arts Center. It is designed to enhance the acoustics so attendees can experience a great show.

4 College Junior

Administration: Overall, the students are granted a lot of freedom to explore the campus. Regarding social life, bars are 19 and up, which permits students more opportunity to live up the night life. However, it is still important to be cautious about underage drinking because bars are still monitored by police. In addition, I have a had a few friends start Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), meaning students are allowed to start new activities. Overall, I have not felt perhibited by the University. The one thing I wish was better was promoting the different resources available to students so they can take advantage of engaging in different venues on campus.

1 College Freshman

Parking: The university has very limited parking that are close to classes and dorms. You have to buy a all year permit to park and it is very expensive to aquire. So student are better off using the public transportation to get to class.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus. I haven't seen any physical harm happen to anyone. Most of the time when you hear about a crime it involving stealing of valuable items. I personally have only met one person that has been effected by this. So I would say that campus is pretty safe.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Lots of parties especially on the weekends. Easy to get into bars even if you're underage with a fake id.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms in the six pack are great for partying and socializing.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Very engaging. Long but not boring. Real life media was showed, very down-to-earth discussions.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: They're quite expensive!! But I will admit they're are a lot of apartments available for rent.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: Some are a little worn down and you can sometimes smell the germs on the mouse which is gross but, then again it all depends on which lab you go to. The Undergrad Library has a nice space and even rents out Macs ans PCS.But there is still no wifi in dorms... we have to buy an Ethernet cable that limits us to our room.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The girls are very friendly but only with locale questions; like if you are lost or something. All they do is drink and make out with the boys.I would say the boys are very outnumbered on campus and in classrooms. Boys at Illinois are very conceited and while they care about school, they also prioritize partying.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: People are very social and welcoming. However, it is hard to make friends id you don't love to drink. The ARC (gym) is huge and well-equipped for any type of workout you can imagine. There are plenty of resources and help that a student can get, so it's really almost impossible to fail anything.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is a decent amount of off-campus housing, and all of it is relatively cheap compared to what can be found on-campus. However, the landlords are pushy and take advantage of the fact that we are naïve college students. There are very few buses that go off-campus compared to what is available on-campus. Off-campus apartments are much cleaner.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Fans a huge among the campus, however the teams aren't that good.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I received a decent amount of Financial aid, however this year I had some trouble with the paper work.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: With one of the largest greek systems in the country, Greek life is extremely important to the student population. it is something that nearly everyone seems to be involved with.

3 College Freshman

Technology: The internet is available almost everywhere but connection is bad

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are such a variety of restaurants. Off-campus dining has every kind of food possible.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: There are hardly any scholarships handed out by the University. If they do hand any out, they're only for the really smart people who get a million scholarships for outside sources.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Overall U of I is pretty safe campus, but this is mainly just during the day. Once it gets dark outside, it is smart to walk with at least one to two more people. I didn't realize before coming to campus the amount of crime there is. I get so many notifications each week about burglaries and some rapes. I even know of someone who has been killed this year.

4 College Freshman

Majors: As a Food Science major, I am very happy with my decision. UIUC is a great place and there are so many opportunites for me to succeed. I am very confident that I will find a job when I graduate because I am told that there are more Food Science jobs out there than Food Scientists! So you might want to change your major!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have had a very good time living at Lincoln Ave!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food at UIUC is good but extremely repetative.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: It has been a hassle. University of Illinois is not big on giving scholarships, regarding that the state is in debt. I only received loans from the school, so I looked for outside scholarships. Regardless of whether or not you think you will receive financial aid, be sure to fill out and submit the FAFSA. Also, look for community scholarships that you can apply for.

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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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