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Reviews 3276 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I would choose my school again because the academics here are excellent.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The transportation on my campus is very good especially during the week. The one inconvenience is that on weekends the main bus that can be taken to easily get around campus does not run until after six o'clock in the evening.

4 College Senior

Technology: The school does a pretty good job of providing computer spaces for students.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is a significant part of campus life and almost everyone is in a sorority or fraternity.

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2 College Senior

Parking: Parking cops are sooooo annoying. They literally wait for you to get a ticket.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Drug Safety: There's a lot of drinking and smoking on campus, but underaged students are encouraged to participate in dry events.

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5 College Senior

Scholarships: I received all the aid that I needed. That is one thing that I greatly appreciated.

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: I never really went out but when I did, it was ok. Nothing to brag about.

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: I personally did not enjoy my college experience for many reasons, but plenty of people loved it and would do it all over again if they could.

2 College Senior

Diversity: I think that the school still has a long way to go in the diversity department. It's not totally awful, but it could be much better than what it is currently.

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2 College Senior

Local Area: I personally would never willingly live here. It's ok for college, but for a long term living environment, I'll pass.

3 College Senior

Administration: Strictness is pretty average, but don't get caught jay walking or drunk. Tickets are no joke.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: U of I has the largest base of sororities and fraternities which is pretty unique to our school.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: The school is extremely prideful and encourages students to attend as many events as possible.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I never really lived in the dorms, but they weren't awful whenever I visited. Obviously, the newer buildings were more enjoyable to go to.

3 College Senior

Transportation: Local traveling is ok, but forget about long distance

3 College Senior

Weather: Snow can really be the worst when you're walking to class because it isn't always cleaned up on time/ice sheets form pretty quickly.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Based on the neighborhood I came from this campus is extremely safe.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: If you are eligible for a program called I-Promise, it helps out a lot

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are plenty of computers around, I know a guy in my dorm that doesn't have one and relies on computer labs. He got a 3.9GPA so its ok to not have one if you can't afford it.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: It is a great environment to be a psychology major concentrating in Pre-Medicine you have a lot of opportunities to do research.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Great range of classes you can register for FANTASTIC school

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Just like any school, there are people who will drink and do drugs and there are people who won't. There are mandatory workshops for all freshmen to learn about drug and alcohol safety.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My dorm, Evans Hall, is very antisocial and not very clean. Busey-Evans is one of only two dorms that are within a ten-minute walk to the quad. Certain dorms are closer to certain buildings--for instance, ISR is close to the engineering quad--so it's a good idea to at least check out a map of campus beforehand if you aren't able to visit.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: There are a lot of things to do on and off campus--bars and restaurants are plentiful, and if you need to go to the mall or Walmart/Target, there's always a bus that will take you there on weekends. On-campus, there are a lot of cultural clubs and houses that host events sometimes, and there is a gym free for students to use on both the Urbana and Champaign side of campus.

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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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