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Reviews 3230 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Team performance is not impressive by the student body gets involved in large events.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Six Pack is one of the most popular dorm areas. They are the most social dorms and they are close to the new dining center which includes computer labs and a gym facility.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone enjoys watching them, but we aren't the best at everything.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Nothing is too overbearing or strict.

3 College Freshman

Majors: It focuses on the sciences, so it is a little tough. But the other general requirements aren't unbearable.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I love it and would probably do it all over again.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: You can always find something going on, no matter what day it is.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I haven't had much trouble.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: In a small town, so it is basically the campus that makes up the town. But I wouldn't have it any other way. I love the fact that it is a campus town.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is annoying how many people are involved and have to buy their friends to party with.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I really have no idea, most just choose to stay on campus.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's been amazing and have met some of my best friends here.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: The large diversity of students is accepted with open arms.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The variety and quality of the classes are almost unparalleled.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I ended up asking a few questions. You need to apply as soon as possible to get a good amount of financial aid.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: It is very safe and there are many things to do on and off campus.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have not seen any one drink or use drugs on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a vast variety of quality restaurants near campus.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek students are viewed the same as non-Greeks and they live in chapter houses.

5 College Freshman

Weather: The weather rarely negatively affects my campus experience.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Housing is plentiful and very conveniently close to the campus.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Fan support is a big part of why team performance is very high.

5 College Freshman

Administration: The academic and social lives are better because of the strictness of the campus.

3 College Junior

Technology: Depends where you are on campus

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3 College Junior

Local Area: It's different than living near a big city, but you get used to it

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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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