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Reviews 3617 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I hear a lot of stories of drug abuse and drinking. I haven't encountered any yet but it's quite noticeable in some dorms. Sometimes people walk by talking about hangovers.

3 College Freshman

Administration: People tend to get away with doing illegal things. Since there's so many students it's hard to control people's actions. At least the campus will become smoke-free as of January 1st. Hopefully the regulations will be better!

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Since there's so many people at the U of I you tend to see guys from both extremes.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is big here but a lot of people don't join it and no one will judge you. Based off of my own preferences, I wouldn't join a sorority.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Being the Electrical and Computer Engineering department opens you to many opportunities not offered to any other students. Our department has the biggest faculty so you are likely the find a professor doing some research that interests you. The only thing is that not many research opportunities are offered to freshman because most of these concepts aren't taught in high school.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There are many research and internship opportunities of you look around and know where to ask. It's hard to find one as a freshman though.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The university is very diverse and you will run into people you know and don't know every single day. The campus life is very relaxing and the building s range from modern to classic. I love walking around campus even if it means going out in the cold. The U of I will surely offer something that fits your preferences.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The gyms are very new and clean. There are many machines to work on and adequate space.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: The best way to get around campus is by walking or by bike. The parking is free on weekends I think which is usually when people come and visit with their cars. There's not as much parking around the main buildings and more parking is further away.

College Junior

Guys & Girls: A rating does not apply here. There isn't a typical student at U of I. There's a great mix and someone and something for everyone.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: More healthy varieties, but the cost is so expensive!

1 College Junior

Scholarships: I barely received any aid. Advice: search for private scholarships.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: The bar scene is great every night of the week! Underage nightlife is nonexistent unless you have a fake ID

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3 College Junior

Local Area: There's nothing really to do off campus. Everything takes fun takes place on or near campus

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus crime usually occurs near off campus housing and by townies.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Football gets the most fan support. Homecoming is usually when most will demonstrate school pride

3 College Junior

Weather: I've always lived in Illinois so it's no big deal. Typical Chicago weather.

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2 College Junior

Diversity: The campus is completely segregated and mostly not accepting of integration of social groups

3 College Junior

Technology: Wireless connectivity is available, but not always operating.
A printing stipend would be very beneficial

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Pros: freedom from the dorms; accessibility to make healthier food choices.
Cons: prices, proximity to campus, some companies are well known slumlords

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life experience varies with race. Black Greeks' initiation is known for being more harsh and incorporate hazing in forms of physical bullying, alcohol abuse, and sexual coercion. I'm not sure about the other groups.

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2 College Junior

Campus Food: Variety and healthier organic options are desired and necessary. Enough said.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I think most freshman and sophomores participate in then drug scene because they're desperate to take advantage of the "college experience". UIUC definitely makes a strong attempt in prevent underage usage and responsibility. We have mandatory drug and alcohol abuse informational sessions, and resources on campus for those that need help. UIUC administration also plays a significant in combating use during "Unofficial St. Patricks Day" festivities.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Although Champaign-Urbana is a small town, crime does happen. A lot of theft happens when people leave their stuff unattended in libraries. Occasionally a more serious theft or assault crime will happen near campus. Basically, just be smart - don't walk home alone at 2 AM. U of I has SafeRides (buses) and SafeWalks that you can call to take you home safely if you're worried about being out too late.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have found a really great community in my dorm in particular (Newman Hall). I have also been very satisfied with my academic experience - my classes really challenge me but I feel like I am learning so much every single day that I'm here at school. The town of Champaign-Urbana is a wonderful atmosphere, the campus is accessible, and professors and TAs have all been at least above average for me.

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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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