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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Almost like the real thing but not. If you want American food, it should be no problem.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Though it's mostly an engineering school, there are plenty of options to choose from

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Need to find a party? Walk down green street and enter a frat house on the weekend.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They have this thing called safe rides and safe walks so if in the middle of the night and you need to get home, you can call them to escort you home, all for free.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Not much to do around here besides eat and maybe go to the movies. The mall is about 40 mins away by bus. Compared to the city, it's a bit sad really. But it could be worse.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I spent a whole month freaking out about how I would pay for college because something happened to my records and they took away everything. After frequently talking to the financial aid office and waiting they gave me some of it back...but not all of it

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The stadium is packed every week with students and staff and locals.

Places to play ball aren't hard to find

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never heard of anything happening

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Theyre not great but theyre not horrible

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is the way to go if you can afford it

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Definitely need to give out more money but the state's budget is garbage

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Lots of support for the football team and lots of people come to tailgate

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There's always crime going on but it's expected from such a large population. Overall though its pretty safe

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Too many kids are too obsessed with what frat they belong to

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: There are lots of places to shop or hang out but look out for the some of the ghettos nearby

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The dorms are nice and offer many amenities. Many students choose to move to apartments after their first year. But the apartments are essentially on campus, so the you remain connected to campus life.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big at U of I as there are over 40 fraternities. I can isolate you from non-Greeks, but you can still have fun on campus. Many of the parties and social events revolve around athletics and Greek Life on campus. You do not have to join a traditional fraternity/sorority to have fun at U of I; if you choose to, there are so many of them you can find one that fits you.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: This is the 5th rated party school for a reason. You can party five days a week easy if you wanted to. Off-campus bars over a solid nightlife as well as concerts. It's not big city nightlife, but for a college town, it is among the cream of the crop.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The lines are long, but the financial aid office is willing to help you if you qualify. They have scholarships, aid for minorities as well that allows them to go to school.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are restaurants downtown as well as options on campus. You can eat everything from bar food, to Indian cuisine.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: If you want big city living, this town isn't for you; otherwise, it is a great town. Amenities are there and the community is very family friendly.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: If you follow the rules, U of I is very lenient.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: School spirit is high here. The football team stinks, but the students and the campus community still fervently support the team!

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The curriculm allowed you to think outside of the box and helped you become an avid researcher. Staff was approchable and motivating.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The police are there to assist but can't be everywhere. Dimly lit campus can lead to some crime.

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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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