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Reviews 3637 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Weather: The school is wonderful because it is very diverse.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They have safe rides and walks that will take you where you need to go at night time if you feel unsafe walking back.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Its a dorm, but if you choose well...the people are awesome in the dorms, always someone to meet and talk to.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Bipolar....hot in the summer (make sure you get a dorm with a/c) and ridiculously cold in winter, but plenty of snow!

4 College Freshman

Local Area: It has a great atmosphere for those who like a large campus town, small rural feel.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Many options, but business, engineering, psychology are the most prominent majors on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many off campus housing options and the school has a place that will help you find what you're looking for!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Orange Crush,,,people love sports on campus regardless how the athletes play.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: You really have to look and sometimes it will be very hard.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are so many different kind of people on campus from basically every corner of the earth.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Depends on the season usually. The buses are always crowded in the winter months!

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most RAs are really chill, but if they smell anything or hear of anything suspicious, they call the police!

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: I think the atmosphere in Champaign is welcoming and enjoyable. There are many things to do on campus and on Green Street, but besides the campus area the town does not offer much more in entertainment. The local attitude toward students is very acceptable as well.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The College of Business program here is amazing. I enjoy spending time in the Business Instructional Facility and attending my business core classes. There are an abundance of internship/job opportunities in the College of Business which keeps me interested in learning more and succeeding.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Getting into the college of business is a quite selective process, but I did not face many challenges in doing so. Important criteria for admission include being involved in high school activities and having a high GPA as well as ACT/SAT score. The application process is straightforward, and the selection rate is low, but the college takes only the best of the best.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather in Champaign is a hit or miss. During the summer and fall months, the weather can be gorgeous, with beautiful blue skies and a small breeze to keep you cool. But during the winter and spring, the snow and cold can be brutal. It creates difficulties in getting to class every day and doing basic daily activities.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: I think the campus is fairly diverse. There are a large amount of international students here and the students are mostly accepting of that. There are little challenges in regard to ethnic/racial diversity, besides the occasional language difficulties. There are not many challenges regarding economic background, political beliefs, religion, or sexual orientation.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I believe the academics offered at this school are fantastic. The professors truly want to see every student succeed and there are so many opportunities at this school to do so. The curriculum revolves around the student and teaches them important information. The registration process was quick and easy, the workload is enough to make you stay busy but not enough to make you stressed out 24/7. Overall the academics at this school are great and I am glad I chose U of I as my university.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have not been a witness to drug use in school so far. Alcohol plays a large role in the recreation of the school, but for the most part it is done responsibly. Peer pressure is not too frequent, people tend to understand others.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus strictness is great. There are never too many times where the authority disrespects you or punishes you for something ridiculous. They are very reasonable and do their jobs well.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If you don't venture away from the campus vicinity you can be assured that you will be safe

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I wouldn't know about it I live on campus

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3 College Freshman

Academics: In my major there is not too much difficulty in regards to the workload. Be that as it may, the work is challenging and keeps you engaged in active learning. And in veterinary medicine there are so many internship opportunities.

2 College Freshman

Majors: The undeclared program is pretty mediocre, and it just makes transferring a pain.

2 College Freshman

Majors: They have a separate college for undelcared majors, which is understandable due to the size, but still frustrating. I, for one, knew pretty early into my college career what I wanted to do, but the amount of trouble involved with the "Intercollegiate Transfer" process is a large inconvenience, and the system heavily favors those who already knew what they wanted to do (and thus discourages changing one's mind).

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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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