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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I will forever love my campus and I will also be a part of it until the day I die.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are a lot of events surrounding student career prospects.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safe walks and safe rides are really good for anyone if they feel unsafe going back home.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Love my floor but my RA didn't enforce any rules and that was really troublesome.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I really love the Greek life. I actually plan on joining one next fall semester!

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The Big Ten teams for UIUC is alright but they need more improvement.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really love how I get to experience what college is.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Depends on the residence hall. Some are like one to two blocks from the main quad, like Busey Evans and ISR. Some are almost a full mile out.

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4 College Senior

Greek Life: There are many different options for sororities and fraternities to join. The Greek housing is really nice but can be expensive.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Our school is not that great at the more popular sports, but performs really well in less known sports like golf

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Its a great school with many opportunities for those willing to search for them.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I do not go to parties. But the campus has a lot to offer if you're looking for something to do. On the weekends, the Union hosts Illinites with activities for students to do, and the dorms often have RA's that offer fun stuff for those that don't go out to parties. There are also plenty of restaurants that are open and friendly as well.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't attend parties at my school. But I have heard that my friends are able to enjoy themselves and get from place to place easily. Things aren't too spread apart. If anything I've heard them complain that parties are sometimes too loud and cramped.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: My professors are always very friendly, know what they're talking about, and make our courses interesting. The workload is fair enough to keep you actively busy, but not too overwhelming where you feel as though you're drowning. The course material is challenging, but in a way that makes you a better student and actively pushes you to improve your skills and capabilities. There are a wide array of areas to study, my favorite being the ACES Library.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There's a wide array of international students from around campus, and I've been able to meet lots of friendly people from other countries. I will admit, the vast majority of students are white and from well-provided economical backgrounds. But if you go out and actively try to meet people you'll discover people of different ethnicities, sexualities, and religious beliefs as well.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I'm one of the few students I've met that don't drink at my college. People actively go out and I admit I do feel left out sometimes. But, I know I would feel uncomfortable to I don't feel too bad. Instead I focus my attention on other things that I enjoy doing that make me feel good. I have also been able to find and become close friends with others that don't drink as well. I have some friends who drink, but they aren't excessive with their drinking and don't shame or try to pressure me. But, alcohol is distributed quite loosely and without repercussion around campus.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is such a wide array of courses that are readily available to everyone. The professors are some of the best in their field that are open to engaging students with their research. The TA's try hard to give the best advice to students and actively make themselves available to us. I've had some of the best discussions, lectures, lessons, and interactions with people I've ever had while at UIUC.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are lots of internship fairs that happen throughout the year. I was able to go to one myself and make connections with a company and may potentially have an internship with them in the future. My advisers are very friendly and have been so helpful in aiding me find opportunities for my to develop and hone my skills. Even though I'm only sophomore, I feel like I will be able to graduate confident with my ability to find a job and develop my career after college.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: My friends and I have not been affected personally by sexual assault. But we have been aware of cases that have happened on campus. But, the school has made the conscious effort to let students know about the resources that are available to us if we ever find ourselves, or someone we know, in a situation where they may need those resources.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not involved with Greek life at my school. But I do have some friends that are in sororities and fraternities. They've only had positive experiences so far and have made really close friends. Yes, there is a big party aspect to Greek life at my university, but I know that the sororities are actively involved in fundraising for good causes as well.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I only attended a few sporting events this past year, but when I've gone it was truly a spectacle. The student sections at football and basketball games are always chanting and excitable. UIUC isn't the best team in the Big 10, but our students still care about our teams and show passionate support. The athletic facilities that are open to students to use are amazing. They have so much equipment, it's clean, and they have a wide array of activities for students to use to stay active and fit.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My academic experience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been amazing. Before college, I was already an avid bookworm and academic, but I've truly been able to thrive at UIUC. All of my professors that I've had so far have been amazing. They bring so much passion to class and truly care about us succeeding and understanding the material. They are experts in their subjects, but they are always open to hearing our ideas and opinions, and enjoy discussing with us. I've also been able to have eye-opening discussions with my peers, and have been able to learn about people and their experiences from all over the country - and even some from other parts of the world! I've had a wide array of opportunities to get involved at my school. I'm a breaking news editor for the college paper, I worked with a peer of mine to write grant applications for a non profit, and I helped edit pieces for a student literary journal. I've loved my freshman year and I cannot wait to see what I can accomplish within the next three years. Choosing to go to UIUC has been one of the best decision I've ever made.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity on campus and everyone is accepted for who they are.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol and weed are visible but other than that drugs are not a problem. Not participating in this activity does not make someone an outcast.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are educated and passionate about the subjects they teach.

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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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