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1 College Senior

Scholarships: I've had a pretty bad experience with the financial aid process at my school. Despite my high high school GPA I barely received any money. It was also very difficult for my mom to get any financial aid for me. I would strongly suggest going in-person. Almost all my friends have struggled with the financial aid process at my school.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Student life on campus is pretty cool. The facilities are all pretty old, but a lot of construction is going on to revamp them. The union is the hub of student life, though it isn't modern at all, it still serves it's purpose. The layout of the quad is amazing and many people from other schools are often very impressed by it. Libraries are expansive and come in handy for all types of research. There are always campus events going on to keep students engaged and excited. I think that's awesome.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: Varsity sports at my school are huge. That's pretty much all the professors and students talk about. I especially think the players are very good about staying connected to their school and their fans. I gave it an A, instead of an A+, because regardless of the fact that we're a Big Ten school, especially known for football, the stadium is rarely ever packed.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Our basketball team is very hyped about, football isn't as much.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places to go but it's easier and much more convenient to eat on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: You'll find all sorts of guys at U of I. Known widely as a party school one would think it hard to find a non-drinker but it isn't really, just have to look all around. Korean guys are always dressed the best but around here it's pretty casual.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: Too many people in one class. Seems like I am not going to educational facility but to a sweatshop.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is always something to do. You can go to the bars if your nineteen or older. There are always some type of party or activity going on. Great Greek Life.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Tons of diversity. the campus is very adaptable to exchange and foreign students.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Good food at the ike and PAR. Rotations get old pretty quick.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Smart good looking broads. love goin out. pretty friendly.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: IFC's really cracked down on fraternity drinking, especially during rush week. The campus will be smoke free next January. That wont change much. The bars are always busy.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a little bit of everybody here at UIUC from all over the world with different backgrounds and religions, and everybody is friendly within the diverse community on the college campus.

5 College Junior

Majors: I am extremely happy with my program. I would do it again for sure. I plan to go into International Business and Management and both these fields are well adapted to allow us students to succeed if we work hard. I have the usually concerns that any student has about getting a job outside of school; however, here there are so many group working hard to get you ready for a job that it we have less stress to find one. We have departments that help find us jobs and prepare us. Then we have internships that often lead to a job right in the company. Amazing school for finding a job right after you graduate in my opinion.

4 College Junior

Majors: It is a very competitive field to enter into. They will factor in all of your grades, volunteer activities, work experiences and will thoroughly read the essays on the applications. Just make sure to get some non-school related experiences on your application and have someone who is very handy with editing essays to look over your essays.

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5 College Junior

Majors: I plan to have an internship. It is very easy, because there is a department specifically made to help students to get a job or an internship. They help with the resume, resources, mock interviews and much more. The site is also very easy to navigate while searching for an internship by yourself.

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5 College Junior

Academics: I attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign because of positive reputation of its business program. The campus is so alive! So many diverse faces and something is always going on (i.e. a Frisbee game, tanning, etc.) . It is so comfortable. If I can't find any room in our large and peaceful library, I can find a seat on the quad. The classes are very interesting. Registration is very open and easy to do. The workoad depends on the courses but it is nothing to strenuous; however, it is a challenge! I ended up falling in love with the political science department. The teachers are so knowledgeable and amicable. Office hours are a blast to go to! I could not have made a better choice.

1 College Junior

Administration: Mainly on unofficial are the police strict. They are quicker to bust house parties and distribute drinking tickets. That's also the only weekend that bars are limited to 21+, as opposed to 19+.

The police are more strict about parking tickets than underage drinking, in my opinion.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The bus is free for students. If you're off-campus, you just need to show your campus ID and you can ride for free. On stops on campus, you can just get on, no ID needed.

The buses are usually on time and come every 10 mins or so. However, they get really crowded easily so waiting for a bus can either mean you get to class on time (if you're lucky and you make it on) or you're left at the stop because there's no room and you have to run to class.

1 College Junior

Health & Safety: I'm a female student, and what I've noticed is that campus crime often involves a single female student being attacked in the Urbana side of campus (particularly around Lincoln Avenue). The fact that crimes continue to occur quite often around that area makes me feel like the police and safety services aren't that reliable; if they were, I would assume that more officials would be around that area late at night, thus decreasing the campus crime of the area. Unfortunately, that has yet to happen.

UIUC does have services like Campus Rides or Campus Walks but again, those services are sketchy because they can refuse to help you if you're near a bus stop. I think that negates the purpose of the service entirely.

As an incoming freshman, you must live in university housing. I lived in one of the buildings in the "six pack" dorms and my freshman year, there were many reports of trespassers getting into buildings and stealing from rooms or camping out in bathrooms while people showered, despite the automatic locks to all buildings, staircases, and rooms.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: There are many people from different ethic backgrounds, but also different international backgrounds making it a great place for diversity. Even in terms of religion, some people are of the same religion, but follow it very differently, adding to the diversity.

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4 College Junior

Technology: There are many labs available, and the computers there are all modern. The network is also very reliable, and sometimes can be reached even from apt buildings.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The buildings are beautiful and with multiple quads, one cannot really see a reason not to love the area. There is also diversity in the type of buildings available which makes for a great learning experience.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: It is a great school, offering a campus filled with greenery, diversity, largest Greek life/system, and many opportunities for success.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: As an engineering major, I personally feel like the university does a lot to help engineers succeed in careers. There's a career service center that is helpful for resume and cover letter writing and finding available internships. There are also a few job fairs throughout the year that provide students with the possibility of starting their careers off early. While the workload can sometimes feel incredibly stressful, it is definitely helpful in giving students an edge.

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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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