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Reviews 3933 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is a lot of alumni pride and a big network. Recruiters are on campus regularly and there are a lot of opportunities.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are a lot of resources designed to educate people about campus safety through the approach of informing both potential perpetrators and potential victims. People who are sexually assaulted have assets to reach out to to help them.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The Living-Learning-Communities are where I lived and I loved it. The Ikenberry dorms are definitely the most social for freshman. Newman and Bromley are both good location and private dorms where there is also a lot of social life. Personally, I'm glad that I didn't live in Urbana, but people who live there enjoy it and there is better food in those dining halls.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: With a lot of Greek life on campus, it is clear to see that they do a lot of good philanthropic things and have fun too. As someone who is not involved with it, I never feel I am treated differently because of it and I was able to become involved in other ways.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: While we don't have all of the best sports teams, it is still fun to go to games and cheer. Also, intramurals are a ton of fun and very accessible.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is the perfect balance of social, service, and professional. There are a lot of opportunities open to everyone.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The two most relevant ones: football and basketball, have not been good the past couple of years. Although, LOVIE SMITH IS THE NEW HEAD COACH! #WeWillWin It will be a regular contender in the Big 10 in the coming future. Most of the other not so relevant sports in the athletic program are excellent, many nationally ranked. School spirit is definitely solid. We do need a new mascot. New AD is awesome too.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a great community filled with great people. People here are ambitious and motivated, everyone works extremely hard and strives for excellence. People are down-to-earth, very kind and helpful. It's a fantastic school.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have had the opportunity to experience a range of professors from a variety of courses. Although some were not the best, I have overall had a very great experience will professors. At this university, professors are very passionate about their subjects and willing to share their knowledge and experiences with students. They honestly want to see students succeed and they will help make this a reality. Class sizes range depending on the type of course and the demand. Large classes may seem intimidating, but they encourage you to work harder to establish a relationship with a professor. Smaller class sizes allow you to connect with professors a little more easily.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The value of a degree from this institution is very high. This university is one that is noted for its academics, innovation, and research. There is an extensive network of alumni that are willing to share advice and opportunities with students as they embark farther into their given career choices. Employers are often seen on campus recruiting students and offering advice for improvements. Also, the Career Center is an example of a campus resource that helps students improve on skills needed to enter the professional world.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Overall, I feel that the campus is safe. However, I feel that it is at times unsafe due to certain people. When a crime occurs student are notified via email or text message. Details are given about the crime including the time of the incident, the criminal, and the location on campus. Also, there are safety services such as Safe Rides and Safe Walks that make traveling across campus both faster and safer. I feel very safe on this campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a great experience. The dorms are very nice in that they provide quality rooms, air-conditioning, heat, and cleaning services. The social atmosphere of my residence hall was very nice. The floor that I lived on was co-ed so there was a great mix of people to interact with. My residence hall was also substance free, so there was never a shortage of people around that wanted to have a great time without drinking or doing drugs. The cost for living on campus was quite reasonable in that it also included a meal plan. The housing process was simple, but that lottery system used was quite nerve-racking. However, it is understandable in that there are very large amounts of people that need to be given places to live on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am personally not involved in Greek like. They play a major role in the environment of the university. It is often very clear who is and who is not involved in Greek life. Non-Greeks often have a view that paints Greeks as stuck-up, not very hard-working, and superficial. It is unfortunate that Greeks are reflected in this negative light. Also, I have noticed that there are several sorority and fraternity housing options located on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Although I am not a fan of athletics, they play a great role in the spirit of the university. Personally, I know that a great amount of students, faculty, and alumni are very interested in football and basketball. The performance of the teams are not always that best, but people are constantly there to support our athletes.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As a student at my university, I can honestly say that it has been a great experience. I believe that my best experiences were found in moments that forced me to exit my comfort zone. My university is large in terms of students, and this is different from the environment that I was adjusted to. Larger classes and having the opportunity to interact with such diverse groups of people have allowed to view the world differently. I have also learned much about myself and that understanding the person that I would like to become. My experiences thus far have encouraged me to become stronger, braver, and confident. Furthermore, I believe that my university is unique due to the diversity. I find it incredible that university represents a melting pot of different cultures, worldviews, and experiences. Outside of my education, I have the opportunity to learn from my peers. If I had to go through the college selection process again, I would definitely choose my university. My university is one that provides education, support, resources, and opportunities to all students. Here, every student has the opportunity to succeed academically and professionally. In the short time that I have spent here, I have gained both knowledge and experience. I believe wholeheartedly that there is so much left in store.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most of my professors want me to succeed.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I believe career services on campus will help me get a job after graduation.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I use the buddy system if I ever feel unsafe.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Pricey, but what to expect for this school.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There is great school spirit for any sport.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone is outgoing and wants to help the next person in any situation.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The experience is fueling my growth.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not the best physically, but great socially

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Recreation environment is fun but not pledging

4 College Freshman

Athletics: fair and encouraging facilities for non-athletes

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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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