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Reviews 3985 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Administration: The administration was fairly lenient. Underage drinking happens on every college campus so it's impossible to catch it all I suppose. Overall most everyone was friendly.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: Very rarely was I happy with the food in the campus dining halls. It was repetitive and often tasted terrible. The workers were always nice though

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Junior

Scholarships: Never has anything caused me more stress in my life than applying for financial aid or scholarships to this supposed "elite" school. I worked hard in high school to receive a very high GPA and be in the top 5 of my graduating class. I was blatantly lied to when I visited the University of Illinois as they said high school GPA won't get you much in way of scholarships but once you prove your worth at the University you will be considered for scholarships. Well after two years of proving my worth and having a GPA of 3.92 as a Chemical Engineering student I have received nothing but higher tuition and student loans. The finaid office doesn't help with anything and it is almost impossible to receive money from this school.

8 people found this useful Report
1 College Junior

Campus Housing: Lincoln avenue residence hall is the worst housing I have ever experienced in my short life. It is small, un-airconditioned, and equipped with zero wifi. The dining hall has terrible food and dinner ends at 6:30 which is unbelievable considering many students have classes across campus in the evening. There is no redeeming quality about this housing

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's uncommon to receive aid through the school. Most payment is done through loans.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are food options everywhere. Every dorm is different so an overall rating will do no good. There are tons of great people so everyone will have a social life no matter what they choose to participate in.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The social scene is pretty great and it's really easy to meet people especially of the opposite gender.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The first few weeks of eating dining hall food are great. After a while you get tired of the same menu every week and desire a home cooked meal. I would recommend the 10/45 meal plan. You can use your cafe credits at I-57 to buy other food not offered in the dining hall.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: PHILANTHROPY IS THE BEST! greeks do it better!

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: TOTAL BAR SCHOOL! students go out monday-saturday!

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You can find anything you want on green st.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: You can find exactly what you are looking for at any part in your day!

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not get any scholarships, and had to take loans for all of my schooling. the loans were easy to get through the school how ever.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is really good, the only downfall is the distance to the quad from some dorms, and the lottery system is poorly done

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: For the most part there are great places to hang out besides the residence halls. Popular places are the Union, Quad, the UGL or the Ike

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: After I got used to the party scene on campus, I thought the parties were just average. But then I went to a few other schools to party and no one parties like we do!!! Our parties are way better and everyone actually has fun.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: This school always has some type of party going on.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: They have a good amount of strictness about them.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Its alright for it being campus food.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They are very stingy with their money. They really don't give any type of financial aid to students.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing at this university is awesome along with the amenities and all other things of the like.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It's pretty lenient. Alcohol abuse is commonplace. Most alcohol related incidents go unreported.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's very okay. Food is pretty bad most of the time.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Getting financial aid at the U of I is very difficult, being a state run institution.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: University Housing is adequate. It is like what you would expect in a college dorm.

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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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