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Reviews 3744 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Good bars and clubs, but if you want cultural substance, you'll have to travel two hours to Chicago.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Illinois provides you with great academics from the beginning of your education to the end.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Endless amounts of majors, professors are helpful, classes are fairly easy to get into. My only complaint is that classes seem to be much larger than at other universities.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The network could be better, but there some of the best tech help on campus if you need help.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Lots and lots of booze, but you can still easily have a life if you don't partake.

4 College Freshman

Administration: It is pretty rare for anyone to get written up, for alcohol or noise. Just keep it under control and you are OK.

2 College Freshman

Weather: As a warm weather person growing up, the snow is annoying, but not unbearable.

2 College Freshman

Parking: There is almost always space, but I hear parking permits cost an arm an a leg. Not really necessary if you are living in town though.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Generally a wide variety of options, but most offer nice living spaces for a good deal cheaper than the dorms.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in PAR, which is far from classes and has small rooms. However, the dorm community is great.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is in a college town, so it is rare to get crime from non-students on campus.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Don't base your college choice on the attractiveness of the people there according to the internet. Just don't. It's sad.

10 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a lot of illini pride and people attend sporting events regularly

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Technology: There is wifi all over campus but it is slow and takes long to connect

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: For advertising you must write an essay and do an online application to transfer into the college of media

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There is a wide variety of food to choose from and various meal plans

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Local Area: There are a lot of cornfields, but there is local malls.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Make sure everything is in order or else you will not receive financial aid

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Diversity: People tend to hang out with others who are similar to them

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: People who do partake generally are pretty private about it

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Weather: It can get very cold and rainy at times. However it does get very nice out too.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: They are not too far from campus and bus lines are close

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: They're strict on what they need to be.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It plays a huge role and they make it seem as if non-greeks are outsiders

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is huge and doesn't have many police officers on outer areas

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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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