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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Fast food places are the most frequent stores you will see on campus. The cost is average.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Fraternities throw parties almost every weekend. The housing is very diverse but often very opulent.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Women are taught to never walk alone, have some sort of defensive object on them as well as other safety tips. We have a safety escort on campus. However, if you're near a bus stop, they will not pick you up and instead tell you to go on the bus. To tell a very drunk girl who is alone to take the bus home at 2 am, does that make sense?

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: My university is known for being a diverse school, as it accepts many international students.

3 College Freshman

Weather: When it's raining or snowing, the buses are packed because students do not wish to walk to class. Sometimes students cannot get on the bus and they have to wait for another one which usually comes 7 minutes after. However those 7 minutes can make you late to class.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: In the dorm that I live, wireless networking is not available in rooms which can be inconvenient because you're forced to go outside.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Strictness is usually present in dorms. However, it is pretty easy to get away with breaking the rules.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Students can volunteer for varsity games and raise funds for certain causes. Students are very school spirited, most have the school song memorized.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: One complaint I have about the meal plan is that it is too expensive. The cost for getting into a dining hall (buffet style) is about $15. We have stores that were opened by the school that sell food and other utilities for flex dollars.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Students are very social and very school spirited, which is often shown clearly during football games. Student organizations often promote their causes in front of the Illini Union.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: My university has the biggest library system in the U.S. The recreational centers have pools, exercise equipment, basketball courts, etc.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol usage is clearly seen most often on weekends. Law enforcement does not happen often in regards to underage drinking.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: There is a vet school on campus which is very convenient for undergraduate students pursuing the vet field. There are two recreational centers on campus as well as outside tennis courts. There are many stores on campus ranging from sports stores to restaurants. There is also a mall about 30 minutes off campus.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: The permit cost is about $1000 for a full year. There is no need for a car on campus because bus transportation is available and a payment for transportation fee is mandatory, about $500 for the full year.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Football is big but they didn't go that good

4 College Junior

Technology: There are plenty of computer labs on campus. There is also wifi on campus

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There is a little bit of everything, so if you are into that then you will find it

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is very big at U of I. You will notice that many students are in it and enjoy it a lot

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: The food can be very good or very bad. There is no in between

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I wouldn't say there's an overuse of drugs on campus. There might be people who do drugs other than alcohol, but overall it's not all that noticeable. The most noticeable one is definitely alcohol.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process was pretty straight forward. FAFSA may or may not help some people, but there are other ways of getting financial aid. The school has several other scholarships that students can apply for.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is not all that much different from Chicago weather, so if you're from Chicago you don't really have to worry about adjusting to new weather. It's usually warmer in both summer and winter but only by a couple degrees.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: there are several dining halls and they all have different kinds of food. Some are healthier than others, but you can always go to the one of your choice. They usually have some variety. PAR is one of people's favorites, they have a pretty broad menu and it's a late night option which is great.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation within campus is really not a problem. There's buses all the time. They have stops outside most resident halls, and they make stops at most major buildings. They can be a bit confusing at first, but once you get the hang of it, you can get anywhere on time.
Long distance transportation is also not much of a problem. If you have friends going the same way and have a car you can always share a ride. There's also a facebook page where random people find other people to ride with if they're going the same way. There's also bus services that go out all the time in case you don't have your own transportation.

3 College Freshman

Technology: There's plenty of computers on campus that students can use however, during finals week it's hard to find one available in the library, but most dorms have a computer lab, and sometimes people seem to forget about those. As for printing, pretty much anywhere there's a computer there's usually also a printer. They do charge for printing and the price varies depending on the location, and ink color, and number of pages printed, but it's not a fortune.

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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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