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5 College Freshman

Academics: great school, challenging, offers lots of courses

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: the school has a good non greek social scene

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4 College Freshman

Administration: There's not a lot restriction in socializing, however the administration is not very approachable when it comes to activism on campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking around campus at night, and the campus takes student security seriously.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: While old housing I would say is just okay, the new dorms being built are great and will be greatly enjoyed in the future.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school does not really give you aid unless you are extremely financially disadvantaged.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: It is not hard to find a party on campus, the party scene is a large part of campus culture.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of choices for off-campus housing, however it can become pricy.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There is great school spirit on campus, however our football team has not been doing well.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I am only a freshman and have not enrolled in enough political science courses to accurately rate the program.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: We're rated as one of the best party schools for a reason. Parties seem mostly centered around Greek life or apartments.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Our football team is currently a laughing joke in the Big Ten, but I do believe our basketball team provides some hope! We love our school and our athletes no matter what, and everyone is very supportive to everyone. Our school spirit as a whole is outstanding, everyone who attends U of I takes pride in their school. As stated before, our athletic facilities are amazing! There are two main gyms, and then dorms will sometimes have their own recreational facilities.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love all the hot spots to eat on campus. The university has a variety of restaurants from chain restaurants such as Chipotle and Noodles and Company, to local favorites such as Joe's and Chopstix. I feel as though the prices may already be adjusted to students' price ranges because they are very reasonable. They are all extremely convenient, mostly located on Green Street.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Florida Avenue Residence Hall. The facilities are very nice, a lot nicer than most dorms in Ikenberry Commons. However, the location is horrible. One must plan at least 20 minutes of travel time if they plan to use the bus system to get to class, and a minimum of 15 minutes if they plan on walking. Other than that however, the food at PAR (across the street) is very good, and the study lounges are great.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I feel like the University of Illinois does not have too much to worry about when it comes to their students, because every student enrolled at the school is extremely driven and hard-working, as well as responsible and mature. However, the strictness that they do provide regarding academic and social aspects are appropriate. Every professor on campus takes academic integrity very seriously, and the campus safety always ensures that students' social lives are safe.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign does the best it can, being surrounded by endless cornfields. They have a superb bus system that is easily accessible to students without cars, and it makes the campus less intimidating in size. These busses transport students anywhere on campus, including one of the two amazing recreational facilities, and even Market Place Mall located off campus. In terms of scenery, U of I has the most beautiful quad I have ever seen. It is always perfectly groomed, and provides a beautiful, refreshing sight to walk out to after a long lecture in the intricate Foelinger Auditorium. The sorority and fraternity houses are beautiful old homes, along with other buildings such as Lincoln Hall, the Armory, and the infamous Union. And not to forget the hopping Green Street, that includes yummy places to eat, and cute places to shop. Walking down Green Street (and any street on campus), you are sure to see someone you know. A friendly wave and a quick conversation are the norm. I am in love with my school, and all it has to offer.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: I like the cities of Champaign and Urbana a lot. The campus is my real home, but there are a lot of things to do off campus as well that I can see myself doing more when I move out of the dorms.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe at this school, even in most places at night. The police are very available and there are resources available for victims.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Though I don't participate in Greek Life, I think it is a very important part of a college campus and very beneficial for many people!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: University of Illinois is a fantastic place to be! I love the school spirit, academics, social life, research and career opportunities, etc. It's a great place to spend your college years.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't gone out to eat very much - to save money - but the restaurants I have been to are fantastic!

4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration overall is very good and looks out for all students.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Illinois is a great party school! A lot of people are down to have a good time, but also are understanding if you need to study or have other things going on. It is a source of school pride and there are so many different types of people on campus you for sure will find your friend group.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Our teams may not be the best, but we have FANTASTIC school spirit. The facilities are also great no matter if you are in sports or if you just want to get in shape. I love being an Illini.

4 College Freshman

Majors: My civil engineering major is probably the best experience I could have ever hoped for. The entire engineering college is very helpful and enriching. The facilities are top notch, and I am very confident for a future job with a degree from this fantastic school. The workload is sometimes difficult, but it is well worth the challenge.

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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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