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Reviews 3964 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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1 College Senior

Party Scene: It's the worst for me because I don't like it. It's probably considered the best because there are always frats and sororities drinking and hosting parties. The bars on the campus are 19 so the whole school goes out. Many people are out all week.

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: There are lots of places for late night greasy food, and chain restaurants on green st.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I did not like my experience at the dorms even though I made it into one of the best ones. $10,000 for a roommate and no air conditioning is not worth it. There's also a huge Greek life here, which I'm not a part of, so that takes over the atmosphere at times. I found my favorite social atmosphere within my college, after my freshman year. Would definitely recommend apartments over dorms.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The quality of landlords varies greatly, so do your research before signing a lease. Campustown Rentals and Roland Realty are known as very reliable realtors, and it's not difficult to find an apartment near campus. As always, rent will go down as the buildings get farther from campus and the rooms get smaller.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Go to Bangkok Thai! Food is reasonably priced and delicious. Always keep an eye out for student or weekly deals.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is open to criticism and constantly adapting. I feel safe on campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Apply for as many scholarships as possible- the school will offer loans frequently but not as many scholarships.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is great for students interested in such activities, but there are also many alternatives for those who wouldn't feel comfortable in that atmosphere. Illinites at the Union are fun on friday nights, and clubs like the social gaming club meet over the weekend to offer a variety of entertainment and social options.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food options in the dining halls can be a bit repetitive if you don't visit other dining halls frequently. Still the meal plans the university offers are reasonable, especially the 12 meals and 45 cafe credits plan.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I moved into freshman housing two days early and met a great group of people. I love who I'm living with and feel that, even though the dorms themselves are average college housing, my dorm experience was far above average.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got all of the grants and scholarships I needed.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Being a vegetarian, sometimes the options are great and plentiful (Leafy!, PAR stir fry) but sometimes where are very limited options (LAR).

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Allen hall and I love it. The people are amazing, the rooms are small, but there's enough going on in the dorms that there's no reason to really stay cooped up in your room. No AC is rough though in some dorms.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: there is a lot of chains but there are a ton of options

3 College Junior

Administration: i may not agree with some of the rules but i know there are there for some reason

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: I feel like there are not enough opportunities for people that are not based on financial need

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: There are always choices i personally enjoy apartment parties best because you have a better control of your surroundings

4 College Junior

Campus Food: There are a ton of choices no matter what you are craving at that time

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in the dorms for three years, the room can be small sometimes, but it is great to get the bathroom cleaned everyday and have a dining hall right down stairs

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: some places better then others

4 College Senior

Administration: not too strict, but not super lenient

1 College Senior

Scholarships: i havent found any good aid

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: It is unhealthy but delicious

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: Small and dirty and old

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: My landlord has been absolutely amazing so I have had a great experience. Other companies are out to get students, so its important to utilize the Tenant Union offered by UIUC to get reviews of landlords before signing a lease.

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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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