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Reviews 3783 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's VERY expensive, but there's a wide variety of excellent programs and the opportunity to learn numerous things if you branch out with your classes and activities.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most classes are so interesting.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: A lot of what I get accepted to is because of UIUC

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It was a good experience

3 College Junior

Athletics: The varsity athletics overshadow everything else.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school is very engaging and offers so many opportunities not experienced elsewhere.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are many alerts about any potential crimes and things of that nature as well as programs for students to help with their safety like safe walks/rides.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've taken a lot of courses that I've really enjoyed, and I've also had classes that I didn't care much for but still learned a decent amount. For the most part, I've had no problems with the professors I've had and liked them. I've even had one professor a couple of times now who I like, which is really nice. There's a nice variety of courses offered and the class sizes aren't much of a problem. I've had a nice mix of smaller/more intimate classes and large classes.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school does well with finding career opportunities for students with career centers available and plenty of job fairs. There's also a nice alumni network for students to refer to for career advice/hep.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There are a variety of dorms on campus and some are much easier to get to than others. Some are awfully far from the Quad, which is an obvious hassle. But the rooms are decently sized.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The big varsity sports at my school aren't the best in terms of performance and records, but they still get a decent amount of support and are still a big part about the school. The fan support for football, in particular, needs some improvement, but there's still plenty of school spirit in general. The basketball arena is partially renovated and will be completed later on, and that's certainly a better look that has received positive attention. There are also less popular varsity sports who have done relatively well, and they aren't as big of a deal as the big sports, but there's still a good amount of support for them as well.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school I'm attending was the most practical choice for me and my family, but it wasn't my absolute top choice. Despite that, I'm very glad I ended up going to the school I'm at now, because I've received so many opportunities that I wouldn't have received at another school. I've taken a plethora of courses that I never would have imagined were a thing elsewhere and have really enjoyed them. I've met people who I can use as connections for when the time comes, and I've become familiar with a few professors because the my program's small size (compared to the other programs on campus).

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Unfortunatley i got stuck in the substance free dorm and it definitely isnt't the best dorm on campus. It isnt very social but it has a great location being located in the six pack. I have found some friends on my floor but it isnt social at all. The best dining hall is in the six pack so any dorm in the six pack is a great dorm to live in even if it isnt the nicest.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Deciding to join greek life was one of the best decisions I've made at school. I dont know what I would do without my sorority, it has allowed me to meet to many new people and has allowed me to feel more comfortable on campus. The social atmosphere is revolved around greek life and every social event i attend is with my sorority. Those not in greek life arent as socially involved on campus as those who are.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports at my school are a big part of campus and seem to have so much support. Although our teams our pretty bad the turnout at football games is incredible and I love being a part of it! Our facilities are great and very clean and common for studnet to go to, the school spirirt is amazing and everyone supports our sports teams every day!

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am completely in love with my school, I am attending it as an out of state student, knowing no one and i love it so much! Everything about it is amazing inclusinf the campus, the classes, the people, and the diversity. I wouldnt want to be anywhere else.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I keep getting these emails describing that another crime has occurred on campus, however when I walk out at night I feel like I am totally safe (although I go out before 11:30 and the crimes happen around 2:00).

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses as well as the professors are pretty great. The professors seem like they really care about the status of the student, as well as being enthusiastic about their subject they teach. They give off good vibes.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a breeze. Everyone is nice in the dorms, they're well cleaned on the daily regular, there are a great amount of utilities, it's very nice.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are many instances of sexual assault, generally alcohol is involved.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There seems to be a split either professors are very passionate or they are completely clueless.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm really not sure yet, I have not looked for a job at this point.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is old, but the experience is necessary. You learn more about both who you are as a person and really what your friends are like when you are all in rooms the size of shoeboxes.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not personally involved, but it seems that the type of person who would join always enjoys themselves.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Our football team is not the best, but everyone still likes to celebrate even the small victories. Going to a hockey or basketball game is always a good time.

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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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