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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been great so far. One of my favorite experiences has been being able to have access to its very helpful business career services. What makes the school unique is how diverse the campus is. There's people from all over the world that choose to attend the university. Another thing that is unique about the university is how huge greek life is here. If I could do it all over again I'd still choose my school again because of how likely I'll be able to get a job after school.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't feel that safe on campus given all the crimes that have happened. I feel the need to always be walking in a group especially at night.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have had positive and friendly experiences with my courses and professors at this school so far.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think that a degree from this school would be favored because it is pretty prestigious compared to many others.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some buildings are very far away from the center of campus and some buildings are very old and have grown mold.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I love being apart of Greek life, but I think that it gives a negative vibe to everybody who is not apart of it.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I think that there could be a lot more school pride. I believe it is because we aren't exactly known to be good at a certain sport.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: What makes my school unique is how diverse the people and majors are.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: U of I is best at STEM fields, but there are opportunities for all majors. The balance between work and social life is great. In any STEM field, nothing is easy, but everything is rewarding.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is relatively safe, but you always have to keep in mind that there are bad people out there, I like that at night there are police on the quad to keep it safe

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This was my dream school because it's one of the best schools for psychology in the country. The class sizes are generally large, but the professors make sure you still feel like a person, not just another student.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: No one really likes living in the dorms. It is what you make of it.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't want to pay for friends.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Illinois state university just wasn't for me. Which is why I'm attending UIUC in the Fall.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security on campus is of the utmost importance, but when it comes downs to it there is going to be crime no matter what. But the campus is very supportive and helpful.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are helpful to those who reach out to them, but they won't come asking you how you're doing if you don't make the effort to come to them.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are tons of options to choose from, from working in the dining halls to being and I-Guide or working with I-Connect to help people learn about diversity on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus life is always entertaining. It offers a number of things to do on a daily basis and if you really try to get out there then you'll never be bored.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life on campus is enjoyable and entertaining, and for the most part a beneficial. But it only takes a few bad apples to ruin the bunch so don't base your opinion off of what other people tell you.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: UIUC, although being a Big Ten school, has a large focus away from sports. Sports a a big part of the school but not liking sports would exclude you from almost nothing.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UIUC is one of the most diverse areas I've encountered that strives for progress and success in its students, I wouldn't choose anywhere else to be. Though large classes make it harder to connect to your professors, its still possible!

5 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek life is huge at the University of Illinois ar Urbana-Champaign. It has one of the largest number of houses among any University in the country. They impact the campus through philanthropy and social events.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics are important at the University, and not just the sports teams. Most of the students are in good shape, and having good physical fitness is a culturally-shared ideal on the campus. Lots of students go to the football and basketball games, and there are lots of other varsity-teams and intramural teams to engage all sports-enthusiasts.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I've lived in two separate dorms at U of I and have found that they each have their pros and cons.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I enjoy my sorority a great deal and I believe that it has added enjoyment to my college experience.

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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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