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Reviews 3232 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great because it ti close to class, however, I do not like the dorms. The dorm room are really small and expensive.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: its good at first but you get really tired of dorm food.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: there are too many people to connect with and its great.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I'd personally stick to Green St.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Pretty standard. People get away with stuff.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you're a partier, you'll love it here.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Don't expect anything—even if you have a 4.0.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Outside of Univ. Housing, excellent.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: A little greasy at times but the food is still great, gets you fed and it's avaliability at PAR is amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Great social greetings, nice food, sometimes the dorm is better than the others because of the showers, and the convenience to class is really nice.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most students seem to be typical people. Nothing too special about all of us on campus, though all of us have our charms.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: I was thinking that when I came to U of I it was going to have worse food. But, Ike serves a good variety of food. It even has a small vegan section. The other ones don't have as large of a selection as Ikenberry does.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Some classes have a mandatory attendance

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Got the money I needed... Scholarships are a must!

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not too bad. Some Frats can be stingy! Beware!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Pretty decent. Wide selection of foods as well.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Kind of small and all male dorm

5 College Junior

Athletics: We may not have the best sports teams, but we have the best spirit.

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3 College Junior

Administration: The largest issue is with the Chancellor and Chief. Also, there is a bit of a snow day problem.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: Work hard in high school and it will show up in merit scholarships.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Party Scene: We are ranked a Top 5 party school every year!

5 College Junior

Campus Food: Campus food is actually really good. If you live in University housing you can use credits/meals at any dorm on campus and they are all very different. PAR has probably the best food while the Ike has the most variety. However, there is something to be said for Busey given that you are able to get free coffee with every swipe and they have some of the best cookies!

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is really what you make of it. There are plenty of dorms known as the "party" dorms and others that are known to be quieter. There are also a lot of specialty housing for those who are in honors or want to share housing with others that have a similar interest.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: University of Illinois students and alumni have a lot of school spirit, and are very proud of the school's accomplishments. I am dorming close to the football stadium, and every gameday the parking lot is filled with excited fans, tailgating and cheering for the Fighting Illini. The athletic facilities are top notch, and it motivates me more to go to the gym. I wouldn't mind paying $30,000 for tuition here if it means I get to go to the gyms as often as I want for free.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I plan on living at an apartment next year and looking for good ones are difficult if you don't start early (October-November). I have seen some splendid buildings that are a bit pricey but worth it. There are many places that have great amenities and are ideal for college students. Although apartments that are located farther away from campus are not only inconvenient, but are also unsafe. The neighborhoods outside the campus area look a little sketchy.

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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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