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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am very pleased with my academic program. I enjoy the classes that I have taken so far. I am studying psychology for Animal Behavior. I am concerned that because there is not a specific Animal Behavior program that I may have trouble getting a job in the future.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There is a wide range of majors here at the University of Illinois, but I have heard of students not having the major they are interested in such as Animal Behavior and Criminal Justice.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The university dining halls are very understanding of various allergies. I have a gluten intolerance and it is very easy to see which foods I can and cannot eat because of the dining hall app. They also have a fridge that has gluten free products that I am able to substitute into my meals.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The housing in the Champaign-Urbana area is pretty varied. There are both cheaper, lower-quality places and relatively pricey, higher-end places. That being said, I think that you're bound to find whatever you're looking for, whether it be renting a house or leasing an apartment. The nice thing is that you're probably never going to be too far from campus, especially considering the convenience of the bus routes in the area.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The public transportation around campus is great for the most part. At times the buses get over crowded to where you end up late to your am class, and the professor lectures you on how important it is to arrive on time. They have late night buses they call, "SafeRide" which is a huge plus when being out late.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: People get really pumped about sports, and are exciting

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation is really good at U of I. There are always buses running, and there is Safe Rides, which will pick you up as long as you're 2 blocks from a bus stop.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The CUMTD has buses going all the time. It's easy to grab a bus once you learn the schedule and it only takes around 5 minutes to get to classes on the Quad.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorm rooms are average. Older buildings are being replaced with new ones that have different set ups in order for students to be with more of their friends. Six pack dorms are all close to each other and are close to the Quad.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: UIUC is a very diverse school. It is known for its diversity and you can see it on campus.

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1 College Freshman

Parking: Students are better off taking the bus or walking because everything is near by. If you decide to bring a car then you have to pay for the parking meter and usual parking is not near your building you are heading to.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is free and the buses come every ten minutes which is nice.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No one really pressures anyone to drink, they choose to drink if they want to.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms at the U of I are good for meeting your first friends and you're well taken care of, however they are pretty small and if you don't like your roommate you just have to deal with it.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: The cost of parking is ridiculous, parking tickets are given frequently.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Large number of social and professional fraternities. You almost have to join one to have a good social network if you do not want to go out of your way.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: party scene is huge but it depends who your friends are

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4 College Senior

Academics: i like AHS because they have an internship requirement

3 College Senior

Academics: I decided to attend U of I because it has good programs.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: The drug scene at U of I is not really big, but I'm sure it depends on who you hang out with. Drinking is very prevalent at U of I though.

3 College Senior

Majors: I have had an internship for the past two summers with a local hospital. It allowed me to see the importance of research and the day to day tasks involved.

5 College Senior

Majors: The process was very easy to get into the MCB program. Once you applied to the school and were accepted, you are automatically in the MCB program

3 College Freshman

Majors: I'm in Architectural Studies. Studio treats us like slaves till later on when we get better workspaces. Workload is easy, however, unless you're not into building models. Plenty of resources and clubs centered around it. Advisors are friendly and very helpful. I'm loving it sofar.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Great campus town, many attractions and things going on. Tho sometimes one can get lost by straying too far from campus. Some portions of the campus thus seem pretty scary at night.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is alot of diversity at UIUC, if you know where to look that is. Those of the same ethnicity tend to hang with those of the same ethnicity amongst environments that facilitate their own cultural background. Few people go out of their comfort zones to mingle with different ethnic backgrounds. Also we have a reputation for having half or more of out population to be asian or international students of asian ethnicity, so yes, there's diversity from the sense of the school being "white", but not diversity in the sense of a great mix of people.

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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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