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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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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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4 College Senior

Athletics: There is a lot of Illini Spirit at UIUC. Football games and Volleyball game are two major sports that everyone loves to attend. Volleyball is free with your ID and the spike squad gets so into cherrign for our girls that you can't help but get drawn in.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I lived in Snyder for two years and I loved it. I was hesitant at first being the substance fre dorm, but people in Snyder are more social and friendly than all other dorms. Beign substance free does not mean you cannot go out and party, it just means there is no tolerance for being intoxicated in the residence halls. I really loved my floor and the overall community of Snyder. A lot of people kept their doors open and you often ran into friends at dinner or around the building.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My dorm is very far away from my classes even though I don't mind the walk. It's clean and the floor is quiet. The rooms are very small and not worth the amount we pay per semester for them.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's very prevalent. You hear about a lot of parties and see a lot of organizations running fundraisers.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They have a lot of resources on campus for health related issues.

4 College Freshman

Administration: It has some topics like the no-smoking policy that I really agree with.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I hear about a lot of parties taking place around campus on a regular basis.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: There are a lot of places to eat that aren't too expensive.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I am undeclared at the moment, but the counselors are very knowledgable.

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

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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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