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Reviews 3787 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: depends on the dorm you stay in. The ike was considerably higher quality than PAR

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I personally do not have the time commitment for greek life

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are two big gym facilities, the Activities and Recreation Center is friendly and often utilized

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: classes are challenging, but manageable. esp if your interest is being covered

5 College Freshman

Academics: I've learned more so far in college than I thought I'd learn my whole life. Professors are amazing, workload is tough but has only benefitted me and studying is so easy with so many resources.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Diversity is everywhere you look and its not negative. I've met people from all corridors of this planet and still fit in here.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: We are required to go to a drug and alcohol workshop at the start of freshman year which outlines how they can impact your health and reputation. Drug and alcohol use is extremely common but it also just as easy to avoid. I would say the drug and alcohol use does not affect the safety of individuals on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: McKinley health center is very helpful. Whether you get injured in a drunken accident or have a simple cold, they take care of you quick and right. The campus feels very safe at all times and in all places.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is easy to engage with professors when you need help or clarification. They bring you in as if they are a student themselves yet have the expertise of a scholar. Courses are well structured and thoroughly get students from one point to another. Class sizes are what you make of it. There are various class sizes for almost every course so you basically choose.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: When talking to recruiters, a degree from Illinois holds significant weight and I've even noticed myself getting priority over other competitive schools such as Michigan and Texas. The alumni network is huge and connected. Career center is very helpful on keeping your name out there and available to employers.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: It is easy to get involved in. Every facility is state of the art, we have one of the most athletic and fit student bodies in the country which goes a long way in keeping healthy.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I couldn't be happier with my choice. I've never been in a place that has improved myself in all areas of life like my experiences thus far at the University of Illinois.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Although I am not an athlete myself, I love attending the sports games on campus. We aren't known for having the best football team, but we have a ton of spirit that makes the games a lot of fun.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am loving my major and have had a ton of fun at this university. I feel that I am receiving a top notch education while also getting the full college experience through extracurriculars and out of class activities.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel the most safe on campus when I have all my friends to walk with especially at night. Campus is safe, but sometimes people walk on and ready to harm.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My professors were very helpful my first semester in making sure I had all the things necessary and understanding to be successful in their class.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is generally easy to find a job on campus that you are interested in, since it has so many opportunities.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is an okay place to be. You don't need to do much because maintenance helps out a lot! The social atmosphere is really good, people are friendly and when necessary really quiet

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a huge part of my campus, it definitely puts a great vibe on campus and everyone is proud to be apart of their fraternity or sorority.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone has so much school spirit for every sport!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school feels like a home away from home.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It is always best to go out in groups, especially at nights.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most of the professors are cool and reachable when help is needed.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: In the college of Business, we have our own advisers to help us to look for internships.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorm rooms aren't too spacious, for URH, you have to go to the public bathroom on each floor. But it's good that you get to socialize.

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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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