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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I think our academic programs are great, but the teams performances need to get better! The better the team, the more kids will want to attend! I love the opportunity that athletics offer at the University of Illinois, but we need to bring in some wins!

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think the University of Illinois- Urbana/Champaign isn't all that it's cracked up to be. It may be the #1 party school, but I don't agree with that because there are many other schools that "party" harder. It also may hold high standards academics wise, but I think it all depends of the major that you are pursuing. I think this school accepts students with lower grades/scores just because they are from out-of-state or have different ethnic backgrounds. When in my opinion, it shouldn't matter where someone is from nor what they look like in order to decide if they should be accepted into this school or not.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is great living in a dormitory. It is great thing to get involve in in campus

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It is fun to join the Greek life.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I like the athletics at our school it is pretty amazing to be seeing this at my school every year.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: University of Illinois is a great school that I enjoy very much. It is an great experience attending this school.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus, if I don't I usually walk with a group of friends. Never alone in the dark. security here is pretty strict. in general I just feel pretty safe.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Courses and professors at this school are not bad. Classes are actually interesting and sometimes fun to go to. Professors are pretty easy to talk to, never hesitant to speak to a professor. They are nice, and know what they are doing.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: living on campus is a great idea because u get the full experience of college. I don't regret living on campus and really enjoy living where I live now, it was a great choice.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: From what I have seen, the greeks here at school are nice and usually get along with anyone. It isn't something bad to join. The greeks are pretty cool to be around with even if there are not in the greek life.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics here at school is very important. Everyone has school spirit year round. It is something that is talked about. Teams are pretty good.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: In all honesty, I believe that the university I am currently attending is very useful and probably one of the best choices i have ever made. It is a place where people get along and a place where education is taken seriously, especially with the fact that we have a great education system. i have not yet been dissatisfied with anything at this school. I really enjoy it and feel as if it is a school that anyone can accustom to. Just because of the fact that it is easy to get along with people here, it is easy to approach someone when help is needed, or if you just have a question. I also have enjoyed all the classes I have taken. It is an amazing choice I made to attend this school.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Green street can be dangerous at night but otherwise it's ok.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: With professors all curving, everything is a competition and stressful.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is not an Ivy league but the administration always try to push it as one.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's been ok. There's nothing special, but nothing awful to it.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is huge on campus. Everyone loves to party whenever they have time.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Overall it's pretty good. The facilities are pretty nice.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Everyone focuses on getting ahead and with all the curves, people don't want even their friends to do well.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing process is a bit of a hassle, and rooms are small for the cost, but proximity to classes and the amenities provided in the dorms more than make up for the cramped living spaces.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: A lot of the Greek houses on campus are very similar to each other, and some may even be judged based on what house one does or does not join.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The school spirit at my school is very strong, especially for the basketball team. Athletic events and personal health are a large part of campus life, and the advancement of our recreation centers reflect that.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The competitive environment and multitude of options available to help students succeed provide great opportunities for the students to get ahead in the academic world.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: No one is under the illusion that our football team is currently great, though they hope to become so in the near future. People have fun at games, and the school has several active cheering sections. Great athletic facilities for athletes and non-athletes alike, and a general individual interest in sports on the part of students, even though they are not a major focus of the campus as a whole.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A very friendly physics department. Lots of chances to get involved at this school, and a great engineering school with lots of up-to-date labs and always something going on. Research in almost every area imaginable. Pretty clearly a large institution in both the number of opportunities offered, and the initiative it requires of its students.

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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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