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Reviews 3591 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe but the surrounding area is sketchy

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: You have occasional fires and explosions, nothing too serious

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Administration: Generally you get away with stuff like dorm visitation and noise. However underaged drinking, drug use or going on the morrow plots (a landmark experimental feild) ocould get you kicked out

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Smart individuals, especially in engineering and business/econ, it's also a party school,

2 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: I think that the Guys & Girls is great.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: I personally believe that one of the unique things that set this university apart from others are its academic excellence.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Living on campus was the best decision.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: One of the things that most amaze about this university is its diversity. I have met so many people from so different parts of the world. I am always learning something new from anyone I meet.

1 person found this useful Report
2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I think that living on campus is the BEST option.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I received financial aid and a lot but still my family was having problems paying for it.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I am extremely happy about my specific program. All of my classes are interesting and I love studying for them.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I think that showing interest in an specific program will increase your chances of getting in it.

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: The local atmosphere always makes me have fun. I am never bored.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Administration: I think that the campus strictness is one of the best things about this university because it helps me feel right at home.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Honestly, I do not know enough to have an effective and productive opinion.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The food here is amazing! At first I was scared because I thought I wouldn't like the food but once I tasted it for the first time, my whole idea of the food here changed completely.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Living on campus is one of the best choices I have ever made.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The safety on campus is incredible. I feel safe every minute at every hour.

1 College Senior

Scholarships: Since the state of Illinois is in such an insane amount of debt, they give virtually no money for students. Therefore I received almost no support from U of I, which makes it extremely difficult to keep up with the rising cost of school and living

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: The social scene is great because it has something for everyone. There is virtually a club for everything. It is only 19 to get into bars, so it allows everyone to go there at night.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: There are multiple athletic centers, libraries, dorms, activities, etc. Everything is provided/available for you and it's up to you to make the most of your time while at U of I

4 College Senior

Campus Food: The campus dining is phenomenal. You have lots of options when it comes to dining halls, and then you have Green St which provides a variety of dining options that has something for everyone.

5 College Senior

Academics: the academics at U of I. It is consistently mentioned as one of the best schools in the country. It is always challenging, but never too hard that you feel you can not succeed.

5 College Senior

Academics: Illinois is one of the top 3 schools for my major. With only 300 students in the major, it is a very close-knit atmosphere. It is unique in the fact that we have a class which requires a hands-on experience in which we develop and run a program

3 College Senior

Administration: Overall, U of I is not that strict. There is the occasional bar raid, but you can drink underage pretty confidently

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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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