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Reviews 3543 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I have never had an internship, however the University of Illinois offers job fairs throughout the year, and companies are always visiting campus to meet with different organizations, such as the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. I do plan on getting an internship over the upcoming summers, and finding a good paying one with a company or field of work I am interested in should not be a problem.

1 College Freshman

Administration: The campus holds standard rules for misconduct such as drugs, drinking or cheating in school, and for that I would give it a C; however, the odds of being caught doing anything wrong are minimal because there are hardly any overseeing eyes or police to monitor for such behavior, which is why I give it a D+.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I am really enamored with the program. The University of Illinois does a good job of creating a community of Chemical Engineers with the classes they require and the organizations that they offer. I am currently a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and it provides me with the amazing opportunity to interact and form friendships with fellow chemical engineers. The professors are all at the top of their field, and the program has gone through a good deal of restructuring in recent years to achieve the fluidity that it now holds.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The process of getting into my Chemical Engineering major was fairly standard. Chemical Engineering is in the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the University of Illinois, so I had to complete the application for that college, which involved an essay detailing my motivations for entering into this field of study. The rest was determined by grades, but due to the high retention rate of the program, the university has had to cut back on how many students they let into chemical engineering, because the senior level courses can only hold a finite number of students and current senior classes are over standard capacity.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Definitely a fun environment! Always events going on and friends to hang out with. It isn't the nicest of dorms because the walls are cinder block and pretty bland. However, I had a great experience in the dorm and made all of my friends there.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options and many different realtors. The tenant union through U of I helps you out with knowing how many complaints each landlord has received. I currently have the top rated landlord and it's been great! It is also extremely affordable. So it is possible to find affordable and good housing.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Green street has a bunch of options for food. They aren't fast food either so it's actual good food! Also, just a bus ride away is every restaurant imaginable and fast food restaurants. The union also has food options in the basement.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus system at U of I is very helpful to students, especially to those who live far from their classes. There are many options to choose from and they usually run frequently. The only suggestion I have is to make them bigger. Especially in the winter and rainy weather, they are always packed, which sometimes prevents other students from boarding the bus.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is like Chicago weather which I have grown used to. Sometimes it is difficult to get across campus when it's too hot or cold but it is doable.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of people from different backgrounds but I still think that there is still a lack of certain minority groups.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a good amount of aid but it still wasn't enough to cover everything. I'm still thankful for what I received.

5 College Freshman

Majors: There are are hungreds of Majors to pick from at the University of Illinois. And what is great is that you can pick different classes to help hone the major to your interestest.

2 College Freshman

Weather: When its cold its horrible, but the bus system makes it easier to cope. But when it is nice out I love to walk on campus.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: It was simple enough you just have to follow through

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Speech pathology has a lot of professors who are dedicated and really enjoy the area. That being said, the classes are challenging and it is very competitive.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I haven't seen much of this, but it all depends who you hang out with

4 College Freshman

Local Area: local recreation areas, out door mall that is one bus away, lots of clubs and active people near by, and there are cops every where.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You can get into bars at 19, but pn the very busy period of time you can get ticketed if you are assumed to be drinking something alcoholic and you are underage. The frats are hard to get into at all, but some of course are better than others. BUt theres always a party if you want to on the weekends.

5 College Freshman

Technology: There is a computer lab in almost every building, so there's easy access. While they do get full towards the end of the semester near finals, you can almost find a spot at all of them. If you're an engineer there a multiple labs that come with the programs you need, same for other majors. I think its pretty great.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's not that I feel unsafe on campus; however the law enforcement seems to be lacking in some way because whenever there are crimes they just give us the same old email of safety precautions that have already been drilled into our minds.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Although the drug enforcement is good here at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagin, several students get fake ID's and drink illegally, which seems to be lacking in enforcement.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The bus is a good way to get around, you just need to make sure if you are going at a busy time to get to the bus stop early, especially in the winter. I have not run into any buses running late this semester which I have been pleased about.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: UIUC is pretty much as diverse as it gets. I feel that we have a wide variety of people from different backgrounds. There are many international students. I came from a very un-diverse southern Illinois town so I may be biased, but I feel I have already learned a lot and have opened up to learning about other cultures in comparison to friends and family that I left back home. However there are many people from Chicago, so that's not so diverse. Ask someone where they live and a lot of the time it will be a suburb.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: It's a very diverse student body and the campus attributes to that fact with a variety of opportunities for every student.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's so much food right on campus ranging from Mexican to Italian, pizza and chicken, savory to sweet. It's all good and very interesting.


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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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