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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is very nice, especially if you don't have the time to get a meal from a dining hall, or if you've missed the meal times.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The number of parties that occur on the weekends is astronomical. While the parties themselves are fun, and are a great opportunity to make new friends and have fun with old ones, the aftermath is less enjoyable. Often after the parties have ended, early the next morning, there will be obnoxious people stumbling down the street with no respect for others. This is by far the most dangerous time on campus,but it isn't too hard to avoid this kind of behavior from people by going home a little earlier than the rest of the crowd.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: While campus crime has been on the rise in recent years, my experience here has been nothing but safe. I have never been scared to walk down the street at night, nor have felt like any of my belonging in my dorm room have ever been in danger of theft. The campus police force is extremely present, which makes you feel very safe if you are walking around by yourself.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I absolutely love living on this campus. The dorms are very sociable, the amenities are fantastic, and the social atmosphere throughout the campus is quite lively. The only things that would detract from my experience so far would be that housing is rather expensive, and some of the dorms are significantly far away from each other.

College Freshman

Majors: I have not yet participated in an internship program. I do plan on getting an internship, probably during my sophomore year, or maybe during the summer after freshman year. I want an internship because I would really like to get myself into the field that I am pursuing as fast as possible, so that I can have some experience with real world physics research by the time I graduate.

College Freshman

Majors: I have not yet participated in an internship program.

5 College Freshman

Administration: The main goal of the administration on campus is to provide the students with a great education and to keep them safe. All the rules and policies on campus accomplish these goals very well without making the administration seem overbearing or making the students feel like their freedoms are being restricted. While they are very strict on some issues, it is really for the safety of the student body, and most people recognize these rules as being for the betterment of the campus. Even so, it still feels like there is a lot of freedom for the students and a lot of personal responsibility that each student has to deal with without having the administration there to tell them exactly what to do, so students feel like they are free to make their own decisions regarding many matters.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know much about it but I've heard some are nice, big and cheap

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: some dorms are not the best and a few are new and nice, one dorm is too far away from central campus

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Nice neighborhood, must travel by bus to go to downtown or other stores

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Many misdiagnose in health center. There are some campus crimes but the safety of the students are important to the school.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Awesome team performance and fan support

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Student sections are very popular for games and do multiple road trips.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Students are required to attend FYCARE (Sexual assault) workshops

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are university certified housing locations all over the area that don't cost much more than the dorms

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm in one of the older dorms that was upgraded with A/C, but many dorms do not have any.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: In this school, you apply and are accepted for your major. Admittedly, it is hard to transfer once you're in, so be sure that you know what you want to do.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The program is more focused on people who know what they want to do, so you start classes in your degree immediately

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5 College Senior

Administration: I like that our school is very strict about drug use. Drug use and abuse is a major problem in our society. It helps me feel better knowing that I attend a school with strict rules on this topic. Students who are caught using drugs do get kicked out the school.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Public transit, and bike lanes are extremely convenient for all commuters

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: There are plenty of accounts you have to set up so keeping track of all electronic documents is a must!

5 College Freshman

Athletics: We may not be the best at the moment but every game is always jam packed and the atmosphere is great

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College Freshman

Campus Housing: I haven't been there yet

College Freshman

Majors: I haven't started school yet.

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College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had any, but I do plan to.

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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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