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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Since my junior year, I feel like I have found a path that I am happy to move forth on.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have been here for about 2 months now and I still am getting use to things. I courses are challenging and take a lot more time and effort then high school did. I am currently in the major of animal sciences and I plan to go to grad school to be a veterinarian. Overall, I believe with all my university has to offer, I will be challenged but able to succeed.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Independence is the first word that comes to my mind when entering college. My university offers over 1000 clubs and activities, has plenty of volunteering opportunities, and has a lot of resources when someone is in need of help. Yes, college is about learning how to prioritize and be independent but it's much easier with the several opportunities offered here.

9 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love that the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a big school with a diverse community. I love the program and classes that I'm in for my major but, it's hard to make friends and join the community as a transfer student.

If I could do it all over again, I would just apply my senior year of high school instead of going to a different university first.

8 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I am enjoying my experience here. I enjoy the environment, the never ending activities and resources at my disposal, and the freedom to manage my things in my own way.

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I wish that I had taken advantage of freshman activities. Everyone has already found their group and I never really met people. However, classes are going well and time management hasn't been an issue.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My school is unique because out of 40,000 students, my college and major have welcomed me in with loving arms!

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The biggest factor in where you choose to go to school should be where you feel most comfortable, not the legacy, the bran value, etc.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is so large that it provides so many services, clubs, activities and a wide variety of classes and majors to choose from.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: U of I is a wonderful institution and i've met so many wonderful people so far. I kind of wish I went somewhere smaller, but I digress, I'm very happy with my decision.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everything is considering and AWESOME

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I found my beloved majors here and gradually found who I am and what kind of live I want to have in the future. Life changing experience.

4 people found this useful Report
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

2 people found this useful Report
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
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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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