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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus crimes rarely occur. When they do occur, a mass email is sent to all UIUC students so they know to avoid the area or be on the lookout for someone. There are emergency poles almost everywhere. On the pole, if you press the button, a police officer will show up immediately. The bus system even deploys personal services like "safe walks" and "safe rides" that get you from wherever you are and drop you off at wherever you need to be. I have personally never felt like I was in danger and neither have my friends.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The courses are very valuable. Almost all of the professors genuinely care about the topic of their course and teach as best as they can. They are very open to students and very responsive to emails; it's clear that they care about the students. The grade you get is the grade you deserve. A few classes may be hard, but that is usually because it will be a class that will be essential to one's career, such as organic chemistry.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Getting a degree from UIUC comes off as quite prestigious, due to the school ranking, difficulty of courses, and achievements that the university and its alumni have achieved. The career center is a good place to help students learn about what they want to do in life or how to help them become a better candidate for graduate programs, especially the academic advisers. The only down side is that there is a large bias/favoritism displayed by the university for engineering students. Medical students do not have many options for internships and medical employers certainly do not visit as often.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is enjoyable. All the buildings that host classes are right nearby or are a short bus trip away. Although, people in the dorms are not very sociable. I've met some people in my dorms, but mostly through other friends that I know. The cost for living in a dorm is way above what is should be. With the money I put into that, I could have leased the best apartment on campus and still have a little money left over.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life has a massive impact on the atmosphere of the campus. Without having one of the largest Greek systems in America at our school, I'm not sure if UIUC would be the top party school. People get along fantastically well and enjoy having a good time when they are free or just finished up exams. Life at this university is never boring.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The students at UIUC are extremely spirited. I cannot go a day without seeing some Illini gear or hearing some talk about Illini athletics and sports. The facilities are always filled with students, but most of the time, there are always machines, gym equipment, rooms, and spaces open. The students truly do bleed orange and blue.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has opened me up to a variety of career possibilities that I had previously not considered or even known about. The classes are challenging, but not to hinder my grades. They are challenging to make me intelligent and well qualified for my graduate program and career.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Lots of crimes are committed and we all get emails about them.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My professors so far seem to care about their students.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are lots of opportunities for everyone.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It could be more spacious, but it isn't bad.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't like it and I am not a part of it.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The facilities are great, but some of the teams stink.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It was rough at first, but now I am getting along fine.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I really don't ever feel unsafe while on campus but I always feel more safe when in a large group.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most of the courses I've taken have been gen eds and they've been pretty good so far. I've taken about 3 classes in my major and they've been pretty good, and much more difficult than I originally thought, but they're all great and interesting.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The value of a degree from UIUC means a lot actually. Especially in my major, UIUC has a highly ranked program for Speech and Hearing Sciences.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in Scott, and I'm not exact really nice. Everything is just kinda old and needs replaced. Every other dorm seems really nice compared to Scott.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not a huge fan of Greek life. I am a member of a service fraternity, and the usually 'rowdy' Greek life puts us in a bad light.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our teams are usually pretty bad, but ARC and CRCE are incredible. They are top-of-the-line so that non-athletes are just as healthy as some of the athletes.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had really great classes and the extracurriculars have taught me more about my self than honestly anything else. I've learned so much about what type of leader I am, and what type of student I am.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: There are lots of resources for health and safety on campus which is great. However, I have heard some horror stories about our health center. There is a clinic on Green Street though so that's a good option.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The courses were much more difficult than I had anticipated when I got to school but once I got the hang of it, things were great. I love my classes for my major and all of the professors. I think that some of the general education courses get boring and the quality of the professor decreases a little bit. But, to be fair, some of those classes have 750 students so I can imagine teaching those courses is difficult.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: University of Illinois is recognized as one of the best universities in the country and future employers know that. I have internship opportunities already and I'm a second semester freshman. I think that's impressive. On the other hand, students DO need to put good skills out there for future employers and look for jobs. They aren't going to be handed to you.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I love being Greek. I think all of the chapters do amazing philanthropy work and maintain impressive GPAs. Obviously, the parties are a huge part of Greek Life but the bond I share with my sisters is unlike anything else. I do think Greek students get shed in a bad light, but we know that we aren't snobby or cliquey. I also think the rush process is brutal but it all worked out in the end (for most of us) so it was worth it.

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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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