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Reviews 3964 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Non-technical courses can be very interesting, the difficulty of subjects like chemistry and math usually subtract all fun from it.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life may be exclusive to the rich, but powers the social life on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: As a big 10 school, sports related things are great

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Ikenberry Dining Hall and Pennsylvania are great.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: As long as you make the right friends, know the right

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school is expensive and so it should award more scholarships, even small ones.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus safety is usually fine, but using the Health Center is very time consuming.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The academic strictness is very fair, the social strictness(dorm visitation, drinking) is almost non-existent unless you are very blatantly breaking the rules and get caught.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It takes getting used to but it is fine.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus makes it a major part. Requiring new students to attend workshops

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: It is very popular, I tried out for the wrestling team but was rejected due to limit of players on team

3 College Freshman

Administration: It is okay in my opinion

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I really don't eat off campus like that.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I do enjoy it because it is something that I find to be fun and doesn't really feel as if it is work ir school. I haven't been exposed to much since this isn't first semester but overall it is great.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Many dorms have workout rooms, and if you don't live in a dorm that has one or you don't live in the dorm, it is so easy to workout at the ARC or go to classes at CRCE or go for a run around campus.

Basketball rocks at Illinois and there's a lot of support around them. People go to the football games, but they're not as popular because Illinois football is not that good. It is fun though when you have friends who go to other Big Ten schools because you can visit them or they can visit you and go to the game.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are easy to come by, but mainly if you are in Greek life. It can be difficult at times for Freshmen not in frats or sororities to go to parties and pregames and meet friends. But knowing people in Greek life can be helpful, and there are plenty of apartment parties and bars where lots of GDI's (non-Greeks) can hang out. It's a great time.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: I'm not into big parties, but I see a lot of parties going on.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: It was not too difficult to get financial aid

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: A degree from the U of I can open many doors for you

4 College Senior

Local Area: There's something for everyone here

3 College Freshman

Local Area: I don't get off campus too much but when I do I have lots of opportunities to engage in the community.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Having attended a sexual assault class as a freshman, I know of services available to me as I go about campus.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As a freshman, I have enjoyed living in my housing complex and have gotten to know many of the people there. I live close to campus which is great.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Although our major sport teams have challenges, the other sports do very well.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process was easy and went smoothly.


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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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