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Reviews 3937 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I had no trouble finding a summer physics internship

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Everyone is required to learn about campus safety.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Building I lived in was older, leaky window

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Too much partying so decided not to go Greek

4 College Junior

Athletics: Lots of school spirit and pride.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I've been generally content, but I feel as though some professors could stand to appeal a bit more to students as individuals

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I haven't had much experience with it, but I've seen large alumni groups and have heard my friends tell me good things about the career offices

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I haven't had any problems, but I know people who have reportedly gotten subpar care at McKinley clinic.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: There's nothing particularly wrong with Campus Housing, but it was't appealing enough to keep me from spending most of my time elsewhere.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I'm a proud brother of Chi Psi, and I love the gentlemen I surround myself with, but Greek life as a whole on campus tends to be very feudal.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I'm not what you'd call athletic, but I've been in the facilities a few times and they're very well-equipped.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I've had nothing short of every opportunity at the university.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Each class depends on the quality of the teacher, how interested in the course material you are, and the fairness of the course so its hard to generalize.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: UIUC has a huge alumni network, people know what the school is, it is known for being a great school.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There are good and bad locations and places to live at, some higher qualities than others too.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek community is pretty large at my school. There are always philanthropy events being held, and people active in the community. Greek life is a very positive influence at my university.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The university is not very involved in varsity sports. We have great athletic facilities for both athletes and non-athletes.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My college has a diverse population with people that are generally supportive, caring, and create a great overall community.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are very diverse, some are great while others are not very good at all. I use RateMyProfessors.com to see if the class I want to take has a good professor or not, and so far it has helped a lot. As long as you are careful you should have no problem with professors and most of the ones I've had were great and friendly. Course variety is amazing, since it is such a large school. I've spent hours thinking about which courses to take since there are so many. However, spots in classes tend to fill up quick, so registering on time is a must. The quality of courses is varied, the more the course goes in-depth into the major, the better the quality and smaller the class size. General Ed courses tend to have hundreds of students per class.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The career center is very good and helpful, and career fairs are very frequent. The networking is great since you meet so many new people so often. I have not yet looked into internships, so I don't know how hard it would be to get one, but there are many opportunities.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety is not really a concern on campus, but I haven't ever been in danger so I may not know as much as others. The "safe rides" program is bad though, and they may sometimes just tell you to take the bus when they are full. I've personally never felt uncomfortable walking alone at night, but there are some parts near campus that I wouldn't go.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is alright for freshmen, but sophomores get some very good dorms. The step up in quality is huge, while the pricing stas pretty much the same, so freshmen don't have too many great options. rooms are decent and clean, but most dorms are at the edge of campus, so learning the bus system is a must. The ikenberry commons are generally viewed as the best section of campus in terms of dorms, and FAR/PAR is the other big option. ISR is mainly engineering majors since it is close to the engineering quad, but I'm and engineer living in the Ikenberry commons and the bus system is pretty easy to use once you learn it. The housing process is easy and simple to apply for.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a big part of the campus culture, although people who don't party or join aren't really outcast or missing out. around 25% of the population is greek, and the majority of parties are thrown by fraternities. The greek council on campus is very strict, so some fraternities occasionally get dropped for not following the rules, though most are respectful of them and do well.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The division 1 teams aren't that great, with football being very mediocre in the big 10 conference, but basketball is pretty decent. Track is not D1, but it is the best in our conference. I can't say much about other sports since they aren't very big on campus. The athletic facilities are great, however, and the rec centers are fully equipped and new.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UIUC is a great school, with many opportunities. Because it is so large, the diversity and variety that the school offers is more than I could ever want. UIUC is a very good school academically as well, with my field (engineering) currently ranked at number 8 in the nation. Many of the other majors are ranked similarly as well. The campus is very large, but it is still filled with a lot of quads and nice buildings. There's a lot to do at UIUC at any given moment, and the social opportunities are also great. Greek life is very big on campus so there are also a lot of parties. The number of clubs and organizations on campus is outstanding, and I've never run out of things to do. People who prefer smaller environments might not like UIUC, however, since it is one of the the biggest schools in the country.

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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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