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Reviews 3591 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are parties everywhere and underage drinking is uncontrollable.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are not worth the social aspects of college. In fact, it is a better idea to have students live in apartments because they can still have the comfort of home rather than living in a smaller place than a jail cell for twice the costs.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't enough off-campus dining places that the buses will reach.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: The temperatures have been switching between cold and hot everyday.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They do not consider giving federal work study to students who have parents that are in middle class families. The application does not look at students' potentials, but rather they focus more on parents' financial situations.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: There are not enough outside weekend activities to do
in town.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: People can still apply for small classes and opt out of the bigger lecture halls.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: UIUC is known for its academic excellence and they take their standards verbs seriously.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The weekend buses does not run as often as the weekday buses.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The music professors are extremely knowledgeable!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There are students who often get distracted and party a lot!

5 College Sophomore

Technology: The school has many apple computers in the libraries throughout the campus.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Illinois is full of amazing people.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Peer pressure mostly with drinking.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: The teams are not the best but the fans are fun.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Police are a pain, but be sure to surround yourself with people you trust.

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5 College Senior

Campus Food: Great late night food. Cook own food to be better for health.

5 College Senior

Academics: The professors are amazing and many class options. My major is very general and can apply to everything.

5 College Senior

Academics: Professor David Rosch is the best professor on campus. Must take leadership classes.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: The nightlife is fantastic! You have many options.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Everyone's experience will be different, depending on which dorm you get and who is in that dorm, but overall, everyone I know seems to love where they're at. Random roommate matching is usually really great. My roommate and I are great friends now and we both went random. The dorms are more expensive than some apartments, but they're a great way to meet new people and get involved. Most dorms are in close proximity to the quad as well. The farthest is probably only a 10-15 minute walk.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are lots of places to go and things to do on campus.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I'm a first year psychology student, but I love the program so far. The professors are extremely knowledgeable. My goal is to become a clinical psychologist and own my own practice.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most students are intelligent, outgoing, and friendly. Looks wise, many people are into health/fitness as well as dressing quite nicely. There's a great variety in the type of people here.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Typical bi-polar Illinois weather. Usually varies.

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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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