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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I loved my major, but I wish I had gotten more involved at an earlier point. I did not really discover all that Global Studies had to offer in the realm of classes, cultural activities, events, speakers, and internships until my last year. But the classes are excellent for the most part with many talented and quality professors and also very varied in their content.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: the tailgating is legendary, but the actual athletic teams are all garbage.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: mostly really excellent but it's expensive and the RAs are not always very engaging of their students.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is where Illinois shines! High quality restaurants of all cuisines, low prices, student discounts, and everything is accessible by car or public transportation.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Very in the middle...the administration is very strict about certain things (drug use, honor code/cheating), but very lenient about other things (dorm visits, class participation, noise). The campus police loves to give drinking tickets to underage drinkers.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Downtown Champaign is awesome, filled with excellent quality restaurants and chill atmosphere bars, little cafes and boutiques, shopping malls, and the university itself offers many cultural activities and events.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: It has some good aspects (philanthopy, campus presence, social aspects) and some negative aspects (cliquey, not well organized, no governing body of adults).

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life here is extremely prominent, but it makes for a lot of fun because they provide most of the party scene here.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: Going into U of I's education program has been very easy. The administrators are all extremely helpful and willing to aid you in any way.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Recently there has been more theft and criminal activity than usual. The cops haven't been focusing much on criminal activity and only more so on underage drinking.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: It's very lenient on most things besides the honors system

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: We have some really good teams like hockey, but everyone knows our football sucks

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't have experience with this

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's lots of different places in downtown champaign

4 College Freshman

Local Area: It's easy to find something to do since the busses will take you to the nearby mall or to downtown champaign

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you're set on going out, you can easily find a party any night of the week.

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College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid.

5 College Freshman

Administration: All they have to say is "Yoi can get kicked out of school for these reasons...". Then they give you a list of reasons and you will never do it.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't necessarily party but my friends say that if they are drunk and alone, they call SafeWalks or SafeRides.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not really interested in Greek Life.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship. I plan on having an intern job for the whole "networking" experience.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I come from a low- income family. We were hoping that we would get more from financial aid but we did not so now I am working 15 hours a week trying to pay off my student account balance so I can register for classes next semester. Also, the College of Engineering charges thousands of dollars more so we have to come up with other paths to get me this money.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: We are a D1 school with fantastic players. They are devoted and friendly. I attend all the games with so much school spirit.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Sometimes hobos can get irritating but the local area is so comfortable.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: There is a party for everyone. Every weekend you can either go to the bars, a greek party or see if a friend is hosting a house party. I am never bored if I want to go out.

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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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