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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I learned a great deal about my field and about myself. I found that I thrive being independent and that it is good to push myself.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Coming into U of I, I was very nervous and scared that I would not be able to adjust well in such a new environment. But as of now, as I try to make new friends, it is slowly becoming easier to feel comfortable in such a foreign atmosphere. Everyone that I have met so far are very welcoming, friendly, and makes you feel more than just another student on campus. They are eager to learn more about you in your interests, hobbies, and more. I do not regret in my decision in coming here.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: It is a great experience and I wouldn't want to be at any other school. I have met great people here and it gives me the best opportunity to succeed and produce a strong application for grad schools.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UIUC offers various fields of study along with plenty of people, offices, etc. to help with any questions or concerns. Many opportunities to meet employers and people in the same field to receive jobs, internships, and general information. There is also many calming places on campus that can be used to study, relax, or hang out with friends. The diverse student population calls for several cultural events, which allows the opportunity to learn and experience the lifestyles of other ethnic groups. I do not regret my choice to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Beautiful campus, friendly people, and, most importantly, a great opportunity to further education.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school makes you feel at home the second you step on campus.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love my school, it has a great sense of tradition.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Too Greek oriented and teachers did not try to connect to the students' level.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really love the UIUC campus. It's beautiful there and the only thing I would change would be the weather in the winter. Much colder than I'm used to! But UIUC has a great campus town, the dining services are fantastic, and I really love my dorm, too. I would most likely choose UIUC again if I could do it all over, but I would also want to look at Case Western Reserve University again because I was accepted onto a waiting list and never went to see the campus.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school offered a great experience because there was a diverse range of people with different culture, beliefs, and backgrounds. I was able to learn from people with different perspectives which helped further my education and overall way of thinking. School showed me how to be compassionate and accepting of people who come from different backgrounds. Chicago has many different ethnic communities and since Whitney Young accepts students from all over the city students receive a unique experience to interact with many different people.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I'm going to be a Senior in HS

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Lots of school pride especially at sporting events.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: UIUC is an awesome school-- the atmosphere is great, the environment is friendly, the campus is welcoming to students of all kinds. There's always something to do and there's a club for every interest. Classes are rigorous and interesting.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I wouldn't want to go anywhere else and I'm incredibly happy with my choice. It's been the best time of my life so far and I can't imagine not having the opportunities I do now because of this wonderful school.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: UIUC is the best college campus I have been to. I'm so glad I chose to attend because everyone is so nice, welcoming, and helpful. It's decently hard to be accepted so I felt honored! Go illini

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the campus it is the most beautiful campus i have been to ever, as well the big community, peole are nice there, so it is very eays for me to get use to college life after high school.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The Special Education Program at UIUC is amazing because of how small of a group it is. Everyone gets individualized attention and it allows you to really get to know the professors. I would speak highly of it to anyone interested in pursuing a degree in Special Education!

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I did have some issues with registering for classes due to conflicting times, which is a problem when trying to reach the number of credits and trying to graduate on time. Overall I love the location and some of the students are really friendly.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Definitely have to be independent, because no one is going to hold your hand, but there are so many opportunities to succeed.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: U of I has a great Architecture program along with a great social aspect. My recent school was definitely missing the campus life experience.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The people I've met are wonderful and the education is okay. The college town boring and the campus is in the middle of no where. The school also makes it difficult to transfer into other majors. I would not pick this school again if I had to do it all over again.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: At times I wish I went to a smaller school, but being here is so eye opening, especially if you came from a small town. If i were to do this whole college search again, I would go somehwere farther away from home. As a sophomore, my favorite experience has to be when I studied abroad. Two weeks during the Illinois winter spent in the Dominican Republic. You really can't beat that.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm really enjoying the community I found, the immense amount of options, the resources available, and more.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The opportunities at my school are endless ranging from both socially and academically. There's a day called Quad Day where every club and extracurricular is available to look into at a booth and it truly exposes the variance of what the school has to offer. School spirit is high and greek life keeps you engaged with school as well as inspired to do your best as an individual.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have met many people that teach me new things everyday and inspire me pursue my goals. I am involved in La Colectiva, a student organization that supports the Latino community, which has allowed me to brew new ideas and become passionate about activism and standing up for what I believe in.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It was definitely an adjustment after high school, but I do not regret my decision. New school, new goals, new faces, etc. University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign let me exceed and grow outside my comfort zone. Pushed me to do greater things and encouraged me beyond my limits.

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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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