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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I could definitely agree that the many places in my major could be improved. I am going on a pre-medicinal track, so the school could also fund the areas around my major more also. However, tuition plays a huge factor, and I am an out of state student.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The university is trying to bring in more diverse students. But their is a good amount of different cultures

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I don't feel the pressure of the load of work or exam.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are many measures to ensure that kids are safe. Although I feel like if someone calls they should be picked up and not directed to the nearest bus.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: theres always safe rides incase any one does not want to walk alone or is drunk. Theirs always a cop passing by every 10min in the streets that student walk.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I have had only small classrooms and the teachers have been great. I say teachers because I have been taught by professors as well as TS's. The TA's were said to be the downfall of a large university. I do not see it as this though. I do not because they are younger and more approachable. Plus they just went through school at our level so they can relate and help us. I like the IClicker questions and when fun stories are mentioned which connect to the lesson in a real life way.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have not been there yet so I am not sure. I will go after the first semester winter break.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: None of my classes exceeded more than 100 students in a lecture. Also theres, many courses that connect with any major

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is always a career fair for all the majors. They all have different dates.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live at Newman hall so I may be different than other students. I love my dorm and have made great friends. The location is good and the staff is great. Although I feel like I miss out going to the other dining halls and meeting other people. The dorm size is good and I am staying there for two years. One complaint is that once you are in you can not really explore other dorms and cafeterias like public housing. I wish all the private houses were associated so we could go to other cafeterias and also go to public housing. Newman does not offer late night and has no shop in it for snacks. That is a downfall I wish I had access too.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't mind the greek life. In fact I was involved but unfortuntally my sorority was not populated enough to stay on campus. I like greek life though and continue to talk to the girls I met. You can tell who is a part of greek life by the way they act and what they wear, but you can be friends with them. It is no big deal and there is no segregation between the greek and non greek students. If there is a party, unless it is a specific even anyone can go. I don't have a problem with it and when they are on the quad there are always fun activities and food for good causes.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: There is alot of school spirit and you see it everywhere. Even in my hometown if you tell any adult where I was going to school they would hlaf of the time gone here. Even though the football team is not the best there is a lot of spirit and support for those athletes. Other sports if you are interested you will find them, if not you can easily miss a game. There are lots of organizations that help students stay involved with athletics. Also the gym has many clubs and classes! I am sure the gym will be crowded in the start of next semester with all the New Year Resolutions which is great. Although I don't go to the gym every fay I would say our campus is very fit and active. Lots of in shape students and faculty.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I am really enjoying thr school. Before I was looking at small schools but seeing as I um undecided on a majot this big school was the best option. I do not feel lost or anything in this school. I like the independence and I always feel safe even though there are lots of people here. I love the diversity on campus, it makes for some different stories when I meet new people. I come from a neighborhood of all white people and I hated it. I love diversity and even at times I am the minority when I am around my international friends which I do not mind.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It depends on the RA, on how active they are. Or the group of students that live in the same floor.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are things that happen, that's inevitable. I think with this being such a large campus, it's hard to maintain a totally safe environment. They do a good job however of making sure students are aware of the possible dangers and try their best to keep incidents to a minimum.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think we have some of the most qualified and professional professors here at my college. I think they do a good job of selecting teachers who are truly passionate about helping others become successful. Several times I have experienced teachers go above and beyond what is expected of them. They actually care about the personal lives and well being of their students.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If you have a degree from this university, you're set. It speaks volumes. One of the top universities in the world, literally, this school sets people up to find jobs immediately after graduating. I think the career services here are top notch and offer a lot of opportunities.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I think housing anywhere is going to have its pros and cons. Personally, I chose not to live in dorms again after my freshman year, but that was a personal preference. The best thing about the dorms to me is the social atmosphere. I think they do a great job of holding floor meetings and dorm activities to help the residents really form a closer bond with one another. The amenities improve with each passing semester.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm commenting on black greek life. It's pretty big at our university; a lot of people look up to them and admire them for the work they do in the community. Of course the parties are always packed as well. Greek housing on our campus is huge. We have one of the largest, if not the biggest, white greek scenes on our campus. There's never a shortage of community service or parties being thrown by Greeks.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I would have given this rating 5 stars, but our teams are a little lack luster. I think we have a great amount of school spirit and regardless of how well the teams are doing the games are always packed. People really get into the games and the spirit of the season and love to dress up and show out.

I think the facilities that are available for non-athletes are amazing as well. We have one of the larger rec centers in the nation.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have not look into it much but it look really fun

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've really enjoyed my time here so far at UIUC. The classes are really hands on relating to my major and the professor are world renowned. I think it's a diverse, well structured system that really challenges the students to expand their horizons and become well rounded students.

If I had to choose all over, I would more than likely choose my same school. We are top 10 in the nation for my major and the networks there are just top of the line.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Brings a lot of school spirits to the games.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is amazing. Actually this school was my out of reach school. I would of not image that I was going to be accepted or studying there.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are several facilities both indoors and outdoors, and several intramurals and clubs that focus on various kinds of sports from around the world. (Remember: we have a lot of international diversity in our student population, so you can find every type of activity or game that exists.)

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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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