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Reviews 3750 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Like any college campus, it's not perfect. Just be smart about where you are and who you're with. It doesn't matter if you're a girl or a boy, just be aware of your surroundings and about the people around you. Trust your instincts. Also, the school's required class for all freshmen, FYCARE, is super important, PLEASE pay attention.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I would say that this school prepares students very well to enter the work force. It's a great networking school and its students are so bright and talented.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I could not imagine being anywhere but here. The people are some of the best I've ever met and there are so many options academically and extracurricularly. You can definitely find your group as long as you're open to it.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living in Busey-Evans, despite thinking the opposite. The girls are very nice, and it's a relatively quiet dorm which is what I like. If you like living somewhere where undoubtably someone is throwing/going to some kind of party, look into rooming in the six pack, even though those dorms are relatively disgusting. I definitely prefer the dining options in Urbana, too. Better placement and more options. You've just really got to think about if you want AC or not.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Frat parties aren't really my thing, but I have a lot of awesome friends involved in Greek life and they love it.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I could not imagine myself anywhere else. I've met some of the most amazing people here at UIUC and I've had such a great time. There is always something going on and the campus is so big that you and your friends can always find something to do or somewhere to go. The student theatre groups here are my favorite part for sure. My classes also make me very happy with the major I'm pursuing.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They have a lot of job opportunities but they don't give everyone a chance so it is hard to get a job. Career center is not at all helpful, they just tell me "look at our webpage for the information".

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel somewhat safe when walking at night around campus (but it is still very creepy) and lack of light doesn't help.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are so many different religious organizations and they all have a place to practice. There are also so many diverse organizations catering to the minority such as, AAA (Asian American Association), OMSA (Office of Student Minorities), Asian American House, etc. There are so many different groups of people you can meet and connect with.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is no peer pressure. Students can choose not to partake in parties, drugs, etc and NO ONE WILL JUDGE YOU. Everyone will respect your decisions whatever they may be. Since it is a college campus alcohol is pretty prevalent and easy to access. Drugs are too i guess but its not super prevalent in the area I am in. There is definite drug usage but I don't know how much or what type. Administration is pretty lax if you are caught drinking and you are underage. UIUC goes on a three strike policy so the first strike is a warning, second strike you need to attend a class on drinking safety, third strike i think parents are notified and you are presented to a council to determine your future.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: UIUC is a very secure place. We have facilities such as safe rides or walk, where a bus or security staff will come walk you or drive you back to your dorm if you do not feel safe enough at night time to walk on your own. Moreover, we have these emergency stations around school where if you press the blue button the police will respond to the emergency signal in 30 seconds. There are workshops provided on safety. Overall, UIUC is a very safe school

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All my professors were quick to respond to emails. They were very helpful during office hours and truly tried their best to ensure students understood concepts. Professors uploaded notes, resources, anything you needed in order to succeed in the course. Although the classes are pretty big, students are still able to learn the material very well. The TA's are also another helpful resource during your discussion sections.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: U of I always holds careers fairs. Therefore, students are able to find the internships they need. They can also talk to professors and see if they have any available or know of any available internships. U of I also has a career center in which individuals are able to go and look for jobs/internships. We also have a virtual job board. We have numerous nationally recognized companies and people coming to recruit here. Also we have around a 94% job rate. Therefore, students are ensured to have a job once they graduate U of I.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are a little small, but it is very clean. There are maintenance workers who come and clean the bathrooms. The resident advisors are nice and very helpful if you are struggling with anything. PAR and FAR are a little far away, but are very nice. PAR has late night and a wide variety of foods. ISR dining hall is awful. Ikenberry is great they have steak nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as a milkshake station. Every dorm allows you the opportunity to meet a variety of different people.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life provides students a chance to network and meet people. Moreover, the Greek organizations lead many philanthropic events raising money for nationally recognized organizations. Individuals who are not involved in Greek life are indifferent to individuals part of the Greek society. Non Greek members are friends with Greek members. There are so many sorority and fraternity houses available. The sophomores tend to live in the houses, freshman in dorms, and juniors/seniors live in apartments. I have heard the housing facilities are top of the line and are a great way to get to know your sisters or brothers in the sorority/fraternity.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There are always so many students attending the football, basket ball, volleyball, lacrosse games, etc. There are also spirit teams such as Orange Crush and Fighting Illini in which students cheer on our teams. The athletic facilities are top of the line. We recently got a new basketball court. Moreover, the workout facilities for students is top of the line as well. All the equipment is updated regularly.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is so much diversity. Therefore, you are able to meet people from so various places around the world. Moreover, there are so many opportunities for you to join different extracurriculars or whatever interests you! There is a club for everyone here and someone's needs are always met!

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is very prominent on campus and it is a great way to meet all kinds of people.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Attendance is to sports is rather low but school pride is still big.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are a wide variety of opportunities here within my field.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe, but I personally know that the school's party scene has a lot to do with the sexual assault issue. But as for safety, there are a lot of transportation resources and ways to stay safe on campus that are known to students.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would say that the University of Illinois is an overall good school. Good social and academic aspects create a nice lifestyle to be a part of. But for what it offers, in-state tuition is so high that I'll be in debt for years after college. With a little higher than average rating, I don't think I should have to pay as much as I do for living in-state. I would be much happier if this school didn't hurt my bank account so much after college.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I know that the University of Illinois is highly respected and I know I can find job opportunities after college. I may not be doing specifically what I love or studied in college, but I know this degree will help me with my future occupation.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Out of personal experience, I was moved into FAR my first year at the University of Illinois. As sad as it is to say, it ruined my first semester experience in college. It was hard to make friends, everyone/everything was so far away, and the rooms were small and a little old/gross. I didn't even put FAR on my preference list, and I felt that I was the last pick and thrown into a place that I wasn't happy at. I also think being so far from classes and the social scene negatively affected my grades because of the hassle each time I went to class. I was not impressed with FAR Campus Housing what-so-ever, but I was impressed with the IKE and everything it had to offer.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Most people that aren't in Greek Life don't realize how much the sorority or fraternity does to give back! There are hundreds of philanthropy events, and a lot of support that comes from friends gained by joining Greek Life. Yes sororities and fraternities may throw good parties, but that is definitely not all they are good for here on campus!

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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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