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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.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: While the buses are pretty convenient and they stop almost everywhere, sometimes they come too close together and so once you miss those you have to wait awhile. Also, they get VERY packed so be the first one on the bus or you might not make it.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have not heard of any drug instances yet but I think it is pretty decent. They don't like crack down on you right away and kick you out but after you do it a few times you can expect for them to enforce their rules.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Our athletics team is amazing. Our varsity sports are immensely huge, and almost every student is involved in some or the other sports activity.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Girls are generally very attractive and the guys have a fairly good personality. Also international crowd is massive.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: The University is fairly lenient, but in regards to drug use and the honor is very strict. At the beginning of each and every class I've been enrolled in, the professor reviews the importance of academic integrity and the consequences of cheating. Drug use in the dorms is strictly forbidden and I have witnessed many times police coming into the dorms and arresting students.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a large variety of cuisine offered off campus, for the restaurants closest to campus the pricing is fair. Downtown Champaign offers nicer dinning that is still reasonable in often times unique settings.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's often windy and gray outside which makes the walks to class depressing, but the weather at the beginning and end to the year are beautiful.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls at the University of Illinois are in general very good looking. It's hard to walk on campus without seeing many good looking guys and girls.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is usually a good variety of food, but eventually you start to get sick of eating dorm food. Restaurants around campus are pretty good though; there are several popular restaurants to eat at.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms are a pretty good option (although pricey). Allen is a nice, friendly environment with reasonably new amenities. Nugent in the six pack is new and really nice, but the rest of the six pack is old and getting replaced soon. Getting around is reasonably convenient with the MTD, but a bike helps a lot.

4 College Junior

Majors: I love speech pathology at U of I because the faculty is very helpful. Also, the major is relatively smaller than other majors, so you get to see the same people and make connections. If you are a James Scholar, you can do research with the professors.

3 College Freshman

Weather: I like the variety of weather we experience here. If you prefer all four seasons rather than one extreme or another all the time, you will love the weather here. There are always people hanging out on the quad regardless of the weather.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation is amazing and goes pretty much everywhere on campus. Also, most areas around campus are within walking range and are real pleasant on nice days.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: For those non-Greek, frat boys and sorority girls are seen really negatively. Girls are drunken stupid girls who sleep with whoever will take them. Frat boys have stupid clothing tastes and get bad grades because they only get drunk and be bro's at the gym or at their House

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The University of Illinois Champaign campus is exceptional for night life. All the bars and places to hang out at are right in the center of campus. If you're under the age of 19, I'm sorry, but anyone 19+ can enter bars....and not drink...Anyways, there's lot's of things to do non-bar related and they can be found at the Union and through your friends and clubs.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The amount of diversity on campus is ridiculously large. With over 40 thousand students including thousands of international students, the campus itself is shaped with cultural restaurants, studies, and teaching assistants. Race, ethnicity, and even the language spoken at the UofI Champaign-Urbana is as varied as a United Nations Conference.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: Greek life is pretty big at UofI. I think that it defines who you are in campus. Whether you are in a house, which house, or an indpendent. Although it opens up a lot of social opportunities for those in houses, it can be limiting to those not in a house. However, there are a lot of student organizations on campus open to everyone.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The recreation center on campus is amazing. It has been rececently remodeled and is well maintained. They have new equipment and offer services that are great for students. These include group fitness classes, nutrition and cooking classes, and personal trainers. The university also homes Krannert Performing Arts Center. It is designed to enhance the acoustics so attendees can experience a great show.

4 College Junior

Administration: Overall, the students are granted a lot of freedom to explore the campus. Regarding social life, bars are 19 and up, which permits students more opportunity to live up the night life. However, it is still important to be cautious about underage drinking because bars are still monitored by police. In addition, I have a had a few friends start Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), meaning students are allowed to start new activities. Overall, I have not felt perhibited by the University. The one thing I wish was better was promoting the different resources available to students so they can take advantage of engaging in different venues 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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