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3 College Freshman

Parking: In terms of parking, our university has a pretty decent system going on, but it can definitely be improved. A lot of people bring their cars to campus and are usually fighting for a spot. I don't personally have a car myself, not have yet dealt with any problems with parking, but I know of people who have and see the situation with my own eyes as well. I have seen people buying and selling a lot of parking spaces within campus, and the parking lots are always packed with cars.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: My fellows students at the U of I are amazing people! I love the whole Illini spirit running through their veins! Honestly, I've met my fair share of people- both guys and girls - and they are fantastic to chill and talk with. I've met athletic people, fraternity/sorority people, nerdy/geeky people, party people, and hilarious people. There is an ultimate mix here since there is a wide variety of people on campus. They are all really nice and love to party that's for sure. At every party scene you're bound to meet at least 5 new people. My coworkers are very hard working and helpful. My residence hall neighbors are all hilarious and goof around all the time. I love the rich interactions i have had with my fellow students at Urbana I wouldn't have it any other way!!

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I am in the college of business. It is an amazing school, and we have an awesome curriculum. It is very challenging and one of the very best in the world. We have plenty of speakers from big companies all over the world come in and talk to us about their experiences. I love it! The work load is not that bad though, it is thought-provoking, but not so extraneous. We have the very best buildings as well, we just got our business instructional facility renovated and it is truly a beautiful building full of resources for us and every other student on campus, regardless of your major. Our university offers a website to get internships and job offers called I-link. Through my experience, it is the best and I think it is very efficient and as soon as you log on you can view all of your offers and possible listings that could apply to you based on your major, grade, gpa, and preferences. It is helpful for scheduling job shadows or internships, or anything job related. It is really a sweet perk to being a business student here at the U of I.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity here at Urbana-Champaign is wonderful! It has filled my everyday experiences with something new and exciting to look forward to. I have met many different people from all over the world with a wide array of majors and interests as well. Just in my resident hall, my neighbors include people from India, China, Canada, Mexico, and Norway! They are all pretty unique in their own ways and all have different religious affiliations, but they're all pretty chill people and hilarious as well. I love the diversity here!!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining of my University is pretty great. It's not perfect, but I think everybody enjoys it. They have a variety of food including chinese, mexican, italian, greek, and polish. They have a variety of student discounts as well, that we students receive in our mail in the beginning of the year. I feel that the diverse student population has led to the dining experience to be diverse as well.

2 College Freshman

Academics: It's not very easy. It's actually much harder than I thought. There is a major work load.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The advisers are helpful and available. They have walk-in hours and you can meet with them by appointment. The same is with the professors they have office hours and they are available to meet at times that agree with your schedule. The advisers make the registration process a breeze.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone seems to have their own style. For the most part girls like long weave and make up. Sometimes it's cute and sometimes not so much. The guys don't look grown up. They are nothing like the boys from Chicago. Only a few of them have dreads.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus diverse. However students tend to hang with other students from their ethnic groups.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I completed Fasfa and earned grants and scholarships from my school.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: We're held to high standards here on paper, but you can get away with a lot. It's more who you spend your time with and what your personal expectations are.

3 College Freshman

Technology: some of the dorm rooms don't have wireless access which is super irritating...just ethernet

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: six-pack is definitely the best...most social and best food at ike

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Out-of-state and got enough scholarship to make it less than in-state

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's a good amount of options around the area.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are definitely places to avoid at night, but it's not too bad.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Hot during the summer, and cold during the winter, but it's not too bad.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They can be hit and miss, but they're generally pretty good.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: It has a pretty good local atmosphere around the university.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's a lot of drinking and some drug use, done by a lot of the students.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not get any aid, but it didn't make too big of a difference for me.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't have a lot of experience with greek life, but it seems like it takes up a lot of time.

5 College Freshman

Parking: Very expensive to own a car on campus, not recommended.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Way to much sports on this campus.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is good, hot in the summer, cold in the winter. Some dorms don't have an AC.

3 people 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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