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Reviews 3617 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Student

Parking: There are very limited places to park on campus and it costs a a lot.

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3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Not too many options, but there are some.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: People party. Its a big ten.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I think off campus housing is a cheap and accessible amenity that people should take advantage of once they are upperclassmen.

3 College Student

Party Scene: I don't know that much about night life, but I hear unofficial is great.

3 College Student

Weather: Most of the year consists of a winterish rainy season. However, when summer comes, it's beautiful.

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2 College Student

Scholarships: Since it's a state school, there is not much financial aid given out. I think that there needs to be a greater effort in helping people afford to attend. When calling financial aid, they act like they don't have any time for you. You're just one in a crowd. Its just not personal enough.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The Policy Enforcement is only put into effect when the administration is aware of abinge drinking holiday coming up- like St. Patrick's Day. Otherwise, peer pressure, usage, etc., goes unquestioned.

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3 College Junior

Local Area: Very nice and city like on campus around green street.

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3 College Junior

Academics: We do get to work in a restaurant that is run by students on Fridays which sounds bad, but is fun because of the people.

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2 College Junior

Weather: The winters are brutal, and living in the great plains doesn't help with the insane wind.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: It's good if you go to the right places. A lot of the times the bars will get over packed and the lines are insane. But once you get in it's fun.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: There were a few snags with getting my financial aid, but very little of it had anything to do with the school itself.

3 College Junior

Majors: My major is small, so you're very constrained in what classes you can and can't take at certain times, which screwed me over for graduating on time. Also we take pointless science classes that are extremely difficult.

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College Junior

Majors: I haven't yet had an internship through University of Illinois.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The intramurals are prominent and the athletic facilities provide students with up to date facilities.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: It is normal college town with many off campus amenities, but it is nothing like a big city.

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1 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is temperamental and may affect students going to class.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health services are there, but not always the most reliable. It is a big campus, so there are problems with assault and theft.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drug and alcohol abuse is prominent on campus, but the University is taking necessary steps to prohibit and aid students with dealing with the abuse.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It is a small campus town and thus options are extremely limited. It is reserved for fast food and sit down chains, unless students know where to look.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: It is strict when it concerns drug use, parties, and underage drinking, especially since the campus has a prominent "bar scene". However, officers are kind and helpful and usually respectful.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are many options and the University is currently renovating their public housing. There are also many private housing options that fit students' needs for upgraded amenities.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very prominent and the UIUC campus boasts one of the largest Greek communities in the nation. It is fairly easy to find a sorority or fraternity to fit a student's needs, but there do remain bad stigmas related to the fraternity and sorority system.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There are not very many parking options, but there are meters and UIUC parking lots after a certain hour. Some spots require city parking permits.

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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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