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Reviews 3295 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The football team may be part of the Big 10, but our team always loses. Our basketball team however is great. We still carry some school spirit but it decreased significantly after we changed the chief to the I.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Being an electrical engineer in UIUC is great. They are currently working on a new building for electrical engineers that is also advanced and earth friendly. However, the program isn't easy. The exams have very low averages (40-50%) but a curve to slightly accommodate for it. It's challenging, but it's great to be surrounded by those at your level.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The greek life results in a lot of frat parties, so more activities to go to as a freshman/sophomore. Those in greek life enjoy the friendships that are created. There are also several professional sororities/fraternities.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: While we are a party school, people don't force you to drink.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurants nearby and even more if you take a short bus ride. There is a great variety of options, and there are several places open late at night.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: UIUC has a great night life, as one of the top party schools in America. the locals know that this is a large, college campus. There is an art center where there are many plays and art displays. There are also two relatively large gyms that memberships are paid for through the tuition.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I haven't encountered any crime, but there seems to be a lot of reports of theft in the west side of campus.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are many computer labs on campus, but there are also many students. During the day, they are pretty vacant but at night, it's hard to find a computer around. The internet is great and reliable, but there isn't wireless access in all the dorms.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: UIUC spends a lot towards the engineering programs, especially electrical engineering. We have special, paid events and professional programs. UIUC has multiple career fairs only for engineers.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: Illinois weather is very sporadic during winter.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: People here are very accepting and understanding.

5 College Freshman

Majors: just be smart about it

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: our team sucks butwe have fun

5 College Student

Majors: To get into engineering you must work hard in high school and get high marks in class. A high GPA, an ACT score above a 30, and a good essay will allow you to get into the engineering program here at the University of Illinois.

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5 College Student

Majors: It helps structure your schedule and put you in the right direction for classes.

5 College Student

Academics: University of Illinois is one of the best schools in the nation. The engineering and business programs are top tier and the curriculum is tough but rewarding.

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3 College Student

Local Area: The downtown areas are nice to go to for reasonably priced dining. The movie theater is decent, but you should not have to leave campus to have a good time.

5 College Student

Transportation: Buses will take you anywhere on campus and will also take you to the local airport and train station.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: It does not matter which dorm you get placed in, you can make the best of your situation at any dorm.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I love the variety of majors this school offers.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I love this school I will not transfer.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Not too strict around campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school gives out a great deal of scholarships.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Everything is great off campus as well.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not too sure about this.


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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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