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Reviews 3253 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Being a vegetarian, sometimes the options are great and plentiful (Leafy!, PAR stir fry) but sometimes where are very limited options (LAR).

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Allen hall and I love it. The people are amazing, the rooms are small, but there's enough going on in the dorms that there's no reason to really stay cooped up in your room. No AC is rough though in some dorms.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: there is a lot of chains but there are a ton of options

3 College Junior

Administration: i may not agree with some of the rules but i know there are there for some reason

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Scholarships: I feel like there are not enough opportunities for people that are not based on financial need

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Party Scene: There are always choices i personally enjoy apartment parties best because you have a better control of your surroundings

4 College Junior

Campus Food: There are a ton of choices no matter what you are craving at that time

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in the dorms for three years, the room can be small sometimes, but it is great to get the bathroom cleaned everyday and have a dining hall right down stairs

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: some places better then others

4 College Senior

Administration: not too strict, but not super lenient

1 College Senior

Scholarships: i havent found any good aid

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Campus Food: It is unhealthy but delicious

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: Small and dirty and old

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: My landlord has been absolutely amazing so I have had a great experience. Other companies are out to get students, so its important to utilize the Tenant Union offered by UIUC to get reviews of landlords before signing a lease.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: A variety of options near the mall and just around town, especially downtown Champaign. It's important to try new restaurants-you'll find hidden gems everywhere!

3 College Junior

Administration: Policies are fair for the most part.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: The school does not have much money to give out in scholarships to help students. I have received two scholarships since coming here through other organizations such as the Illinois Club. However, these required a lot of work in order to apply and be able to get these scholarships.

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: Parties for socializing are great. However, parties here can quickly become consumed with alcohol and poor choices. Parties occur constantly throughout the week with the majority happening Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights as well as all day on Unofficial (St. Patricks Day)

4 College Junior

Campus Food: There is a lot of variety on campus with both dorms and restaurants. Insomnia cookies is an amazing place, and there are many multicultural options as well.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There is a big party atmosphere with the amount of greek housing we have here, which can be distracting for the serious student.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Green Street has lots of great food options, but stick to the chain restaurants. The ethnic food can sometimes be sketchy, it's often inconsistent in terms of taste and you hear about lots of health code violations at places like Chopstix or Lai Lai Wok

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Campus housing really depends on where you live. In terms of dorms, they have a bunch of brand new ones which are really nice, clean, and spacious. The older dorms are smaller and definitely not as nice, but more of a real college experience (i.e. shared rooms, shared bathrooms, etc.) Apartment living can be relatively cheap if you don't have super high standards for where you live, but the nice places can get upwards of $900/mo.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Good food on Green St.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: No free parking and parking passes are expensive.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

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


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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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