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3 College Junior

Administration: UIUC has overall average strictness on things like underage drinking. However, dorm are much more strict so be wary.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is very prominent at UIUC. There are a lot of special events for Greeks and their parties seem to be great.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Great apartment parties if you can find them. Never been to a frat party but they can get rowdy. Some bars are super chill and fun to hang out at and dance.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in the newest dorm on campus. It's a really nice dorm that is very spacious and well renovated. The dorm connects to the dining hall which is super convenient. Especially when it becomes really cold outside, there is no need to bundle up just to go get a meal. Everything is connected to this facility, whether it be study rooms, lounges, dining hall, convenient store, packaging station, everything is there.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot more housing off campus than on campus. The rent is defiinitely cheaper for those living off than on campus. Some landlords are pretty reasonable. It all depends on who you are leasing from and the leasing terms of the leaser.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The school isn't super strict about anything in particular. They are particular about academic honesty but that is common at all schools. Pretty lenient in most areas.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: There are a lot of opportunities on this campus. There are lots of undergraduate research opportunities as well as internships that can be done off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Coming from a student-athlete I believe we have great athletics. The program not only has a good funding source and spirit, but also supports athletes well not only for sport but also academically.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's a great school environmentn because there is mostly farmland around the school. You don't get that city experience but it's a great opportunity to meet new people and develop new relationships and connections.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's simple and straight forward. Simply fill out FAFSA and get it submitted by the deadline. The only thing is getting your parents to get their tax information organized, which is probably a hassle for them. But Financial Aid has covered a significant amount of my education each year.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: very good restaurants off campus

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: I love the school spirit here.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: My major actually offers an internship my senior year.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I didn't not rush or join a sorority. I think Greek Life is a great thing but ultimately I did not think it was the right fit for me.

4 College Freshman

Majors: it's great, there is a freshman seminar class that is helpful, lots of internship opportunities,

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: there is a big selection, it can be pricey for the really nice ones, but the average ones are decently priced. champaign is usually more expensive than urbana

3 College Freshman

Local Area: it's a small town feel, not to much fun coming from a big city, but it's not too bad

4 College Freshman

Administration: the school can be very lenient on many things as long as you don't do anything stupid

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: a lot of crimes happen in and around campus, it gets scary walking alone at night, but there are safe rides and safe walks

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: the process was decent, fafsa can be confusing, i do wish i received more money

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: it's one of the biggest party schools, the bar scene is pretty big, but so is greek life

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: there are a lot of different restaurants around campus, great variety, not too pricey

5 College Freshman

Academics: great school, challenging, offers lots of courses

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: the school has a good non greek social scene

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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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