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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far professors have been very kind and accommodating

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Meh, for engineers it's probably great and easy to find internships/scholarships, for art students it's hell

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live at Presby hall which is private certified thus the rooms are pretty much apartments. The people are awesome(though my roommate is a bit crazy) and it's pretty much a small community on a big campus, which is what I wanted.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Again don't really know/care about greek life on campus.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Never been a sports person so idk what's good or bad.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Chose the school for closeness to home and friends. Felt if I went to an all arts college I wouldn't have many friends thus I'm happy with my decision to go to uofi.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: My school offers a variety of courses and majors. When I was a freshman, I didn't like how the classes were huge lecture halls because you never got to know the professor one-on-one. However, when I majored in Community Health and started taking those courses, the class size was smaller, easier to make friends, and was able to achieve that one-on-one relationship with the professor. It made a huge difference because I felt like the professor cared about me and wanted me to understand the material. In general, the professors were well educated and I always learned something new in my classes.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Earning a degree from my school has great value because my school is well known for their education system. I believe that getting my degree from this school has definitely helped me get into graduate school because of its reputation. My school had many internships to offer and there were tons of career affairs to attend and the career resource center was always willing to help the students improve their resume, cover letter, and learn more about the opportunities out there. I really liked how my major made us do an internship before we can graduate because it allowed me to get the real life experience.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I would say our campus is fairly safe. Of course there is campus crime like any other school, but I don't think it is out of control. The one thing that I really like about our school in regards to safety, is the fact that we have a program called safe rides and safe walks. Safe rides and safe walks can only be used at night not during the day and they will come pick you up or you can call safe walks and they will have someone walk you home. Overall, I feel safe on campus because I take advantage of the services offered to ensure my safety.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: My Freshman year I lived in Bromley Hall, which was really nice. I would say its nicer than the dorms in the six pack. Bromley had a swimming pool, ping pong table, poor table, and a work out room, but it was fairly small. The food was good, but the other dorms were allowed to eat at Ikenberry, which I feel is better and has more food options. The social atmosphere was decent, but a lot of the students who lived in Bromley had money and were kind of stuck up. Bromley was in a great location though with the bus stop at the end of the street and the walk to campus was only ten minutes maximum.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: What makes my school unique is the education system. I went to one of the top ten schools and I learned so much. The professors were very well educated and knew how to teach us the material. My school had tons of clubs you could join, which made it easy to make friends and do things you love to do or try things you have never done or even thought of. I participated in a service fraternity, was a sexual assault facilitator, worked at a dining hall, and was involved in a variety of extra circular activities.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: My school is very dedicated to our athletics. There are so many sports one can play and the fan support is unreal. Everyone goes all out by dressing up in our school colors, wearing face paint, and all sorts of school spirit. Some teams are better than others, but they give it their best shot. I'm not exactly sure about the athletic facilities due to not being on a sports team. However, I work out at the recreation center and that has a lot to offer such as basketball courts, volleyball, badminton, swimming pool, exercise machines, and many other things.

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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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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