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The University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityC+
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueB University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceD+ Social LifeA
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant

Quite Bright
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University Resource Use
He cares more about Campus Maintenance than the average student.
Date: May 29 2009
Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)
I am going to be honest. I didn't want to go to the U of I when I first stepped on this campus. In fact, I filled out the application in about 15 min the day before the deadline. And then I mailed it in on the deadline… and subsequently got in. I really didn't have high expectations for this school because I wanted to go to a smaller school. However, I decided that I'd try to make the best of it… and that was the best decision I ever made.

What I love most about U of I are the many opportunities you get. There are tons of extracurriculars to choose from, lots of research opportunities, job opportunities, study abroad opportunities, etc. There's even a leadership center devoted to helping you build your current skills or acquire new skills to help you become a more well-rounded individual.

As a biology major (mcb) the classes were a little difficult and the faculty and definitely the administration were tough to handle. But getting past all of that and all the horrible things that others will say about U of I (not everyone will like it) I guarantee that you will find yourself getting a world-class education for less than half the price. I currently attend Columbia University and I must say that I think the students here are no smarter than the students at U of I. In fact, I don't think the classes are any more difficult (the main difference being the class sizes).

I don't regret going to this university because it has prepared me to be an independent, leading citizen. Sure I go to an ivy-league school now for graduate school, but U of I is where it all started. U of I helped me to get to where I am today. Remember this and remember it well: COLLEGE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT. If you only look at the bad sides then your experience will be bad, but if you take advantage of the good sides and what the school has to offer then you will have an amazing time! Like I said before, U of I will offer you the world at your fingertips, but it will be up to you to reach out and take it like I did.

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