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Reviews 3277 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They can be hit and miss, but they're generally pretty good.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: It has a pretty good local atmosphere around the university.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's a lot of drinking and some drug use, done by a lot of the students.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not get any aid, but it didn't make too big of a difference for me.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't have a lot of experience with greek life, but it seems like it takes up a lot of time.

5 College Freshman

Parking: Very expensive to own a car on campus, not recommended.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Way to much sports on this campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is good, hot in the summer, cold in the winter. Some dorms don't have an AC.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: This school is all about sports.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Its a pretty easy to find apartments.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: Very strict about things that go on campus, not so much what goes on out side.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Technology: I have my own laptop so i don't use the public ones of often.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: There is a wide verity.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I like it because we do hands on things with animals.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: Its a lot of work, registration is a pain, and they do give quite of bit of work.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Although the money that was provided was helpful it was not enough to cover tuition.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Im not very familiar with them.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There have been a couple of incidence on campus that are pretty frightening.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I have heard that the IKE is the best dinning place on campus.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There are not enough buses, therefore they are always packed. Also, if you miss one you need to wait about 25 minutes for the next one.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: there are several restaurants located off campus that students love to go to. Example, panera, olive garden, taco bell, red robin, buffalo wild wings.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: U of I doesn't really offer much help on off campus housing. Champaign and Urbana aren't really safe no usually nobody lives off campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Food: the dining hall food offers several options. I am a vegetarian and am always able to find food that fits my dietary life style. We have several fast food places that are located on campus and some of them even accept credits on our icard!

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4 College Junior

Academics: My major is extremely competitive (pre-veterinary medicine) we have a vet school here at U of I and it is extremely competitive to get accepted. Most of the students who are an animal science major almost all get declined from the vet med school. Our curriculum is almost identical to a pre-med student. However, there are many opportunities to gain hands on experience here at U of I (i.e. farms, research labs, jobs on farms)

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4 College Junior

Academics: The classes range from extremely difficult to easy A classes. My specific curriculum is difficult however, I can choose from easy gen ed courses.

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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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