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Reviews 3624 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Freshman

Party Scene: I did not participate in the nightlife but there are options if one is interested.

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.

2 people found this useful Report
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

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

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

College Junior

Parking: don't have a car here, so not too sure

3 College Junior

Athletics: Football games will most likely be empty

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: if you want it you'll find it

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: nothing special, but could we a lot worse

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: the typical restaurants you have at home

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The new dorm buildings are BEAUTIFUL and very spacious.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't that many local restaurants so the variety is quite limited.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Drug Safety: UIUC has a reputation for being one of the top three party schools in the U.S.. There are of course many issues with underage drinking and just drinking in general here.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is quite large here at UIUC. Many greek life students keep to their appropriate group of friends, but there are too many rules.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Technology: With so many students, the availability of computers in the labs are very limited.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Athletics: Intramurals and club sports are very easy to participate in and manage.

3 College Senior

Administration: Just like any other school, UIUC tries to manage the underage drinking that goes on.

2 College Senior

Diversity: The acceptance of different ethnicities (especially Asian-Americans or international students) is very low. Racism is still an issue here.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Local Area: This area is great for those that prefer a college town over an actual independent city.

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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