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Reviews 3617 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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1 College Junior

Scholarships: No free parking and parking passes are expensive.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Partying is everything. There is a place to go 7 days a week and most students utilize this.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There is definitely a decent turn-out at football and basketball games but it could be better.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I dont really go out so this wouldnt apply to me.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Nowhere is safe. It is quite naive to feel safe when anything can happen but generally nothing happens

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wish i had more financial aid available to me but its all gravy but its all gravy

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4 College Freshman

Majors: pretty cool majors. variety of things you coudl look into

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: the food is pretty good and i like the way they try to diversify what we eat

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: the canopy club be poppin'! I love teh events there

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3 College Freshman

Administration: I guess its pretty cool too. Underaged drinking seems to be an issue though.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is pretty cool I guess. there is definitely mroe liberation, I guess but some landlords are very cynical.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: U of I is a great school and a center of innovation and opportunity for those who look for it. While classes may be extremely tough, it is well worth performing well and being involved, as many jobs and opportunities are present right here, for those who have earned it.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many job fairs, travel opportunities, internship opportunities, and innovation and funding contests are all available here. Many top employers come here, especially for the engineering students. Oftentimes students can be hired by great companies right out of school, with only their undergrad. This is not judged just by academic performance but also by involvement and achievements on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: As long as you meet required criteria and are competitive enough for certain programs you should be fine. However, some programs like Business cannot be transferred into, and Bioengineering is so small of a program that only the absolute elite can get in.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I am currently in the process of finding off campus housing for next year, and it seems like an easy process so far.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing is overpriced for what it is, paying for both tuition and campus housing is expensive, so at least one of the two should be reduced. The meal plan that most people get with campus housing is also usually inflexible, and with the smaller plan it is impossible to eat 3 times a week every day in the dining halls.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Without a car, the easily accessible size becomes a lot smaller. Nevertheless, most fun and important facilities and social activities are always close by so it doesn't matter. Trying to get to a movie theater on the other hand, is a long bus ride without a car.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Non-technical courses can be very interesting, the difficulty of subjects like chemistry and math usually subtract all fun from it.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life may be exclusive to the rich, but powers the social life on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: As a big 10 school, sports related things are great

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Ikenberry Dining Hall and Pennsylvania are great.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: As long as you make the right friends, know the right

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school is expensive and so it should award more scholarships, even small ones.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus safety is usually fine, but using the Health Center is very time consuming.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The academic strictness is very fair, the social strictness(dorm visitation, drinking) is almost non-existent unless you are very blatantly breaking the rules and get caught.

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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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