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Reviews 3276 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the off-campus places are within walking distance, but they are all clustered together on Green Street. There is variety, but sometimes the distance is inconvenient. They are also sometimes pricey, depending on the place you pick.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: They do offer a lot and there are many places you can go to spend your meal plan so it is convenient. However, quantity does not equal quality.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are tiny, roommates weren't picked so well, and the food is mediocre. Also, the staff can be quite mean sometimes.

3 College Student

Parking: Somedays, finding parking is a huge headache.

3 College Student

Academics: I came in Undecided but now that I have decided on a major, Im really looking forward to my future courses.

3 College Student

Diversity: The school is still greatly populated by caucasians and Asians but its getting better.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Less expensive and has decent distance from the school.

3 College Student

Scholarships: I would love more informationals about this.

4 College Student

Party Scene: Safety walks are great for students and late night buses are very useful.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I love my experience in school so far! It's a great environment.

3 College Student

Weather: Its nice during the summer and fall but a bit weary in the winter.

3 College Student

Local Area: You have to take a bus to go shopping or anything related.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: Its kind of hard to tell who is campus police in a crowd of students.

4 College Student

Transportation: Transportation on campus is free with the I-card. Its a great way to save money

4 College Student

Campus Food: cafe credits are a great way to shop for food on your own time.

4 College Student

Campus Quality: Large amount of greek life. awesome activities.

4 College Student

Campus Quality: The Union always hosts great events

3 College Student

Athletics: The school is very involved in the sports teams.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is probably the best place to be for a psychology major aspiring to be a clinical psychologist like myself. The research facilities are superb and there are various opportunities for students to participate in research.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Since the university is mostly based on research, the academics are not what you would expect it to be. Students either rarely see their professors or are taught the courses by PhD students.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: There are not many attraction sites, just lots of corn fields.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses run pretty much everywhere that a student would want to go.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The resident halls contribute enormously to the social aspect of the campus.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The school consists of people from various ethnic, economic, political, and religious backgrounds.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing process is a system that is very flawed. They do not do the best that they can in matching roommates. Also, getting your preferred housing of choice is very difficult.

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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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