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Reviews 3270 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a good number of places if you're willing to go out of the way and look a little

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is a very good night life and bars are 19+ to get in which makes it accessible

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: There are not very many options

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The meals don't seem like a good value for the credits.There is no flexibility is in swipes. If you want use a meal on someone else you have to use limited cafe credits instead of a meal swipe

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The cost is relatively high in comparison to amenities, quality and location

5 College Junior

Greek Life: We have a diverse system that can fit anyone. It is a great way to meet people and get involved on campus.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: We have so many great restaurants with a nice variety for when we venture off campus

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Party Scene: Bars at 19? We have the best nightlife. Go to Kam's. If you have that or are in Greek life, you're set to have an amazing college experience. It's like the movies.

4 College Junior

Administration: I think that for the most part, the school is average on how strict they are. Sometimes it can be ridiculous that students get in trouble for drinking when there are others doing worse things around campus.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I use the GI Bill for financial aid, but did not receive any directly from the school.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: The ike has great options that can please almost anyone

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The university housing itself is generally small, but well done. They are working to fix the buildings one by one and have added air conditioning units that make a big difference.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food was really good the first two weeks of school. Now it is terrible.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great because it ti close to class, however, I do not like the dorms. The dorm room are really small and expensive.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: its good at first but you get really tired of dorm food.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: there are too many people to connect with and its great.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I'd personally stick to Green St.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Pretty standard. People get away with stuff.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you're a partier, you'll love it here.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Don't expect anything—even if you have a 4.0.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Outside of Univ. Housing, excellent.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: A little greasy at times but the food is still great, gets you fed and it's avaliability at PAR is amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Great social greetings, nice food, sometimes the dorm is better than the others because of the showers, and the convenience to class is really nice.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most students seem to be typical people. Nothing too special about all of us on campus, though all of us have our charms.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Food: I was thinking that when I came to U of I it was going to have worse food. But, Ike serves a good variety of food. It even has a small vegan section. The other ones don't have as large of a selection as Ikenberry does.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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