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While the university is in the middle of corn fields, there is a lot that you can do. There are many opportunities for undergraduate research and also a lot of clubs to join and get involved with.
Deanne P., Current Student
As the University is a large institution, it offers students so, so, SO many diverse opportunities! I hadn't thought that these things would be so important to me, but I am glad they have as I have evolved further as person because of them.
Renda F., Current Student
Very big, very diverse university, you have to constantly stay out in order to improve your social life. The environment is challenging. I feel motivated to do well by my peers and professors. I know where to reach out for help if I need it. I know I am lucky to be attending this university, which motivates me more to be academically successful. The school addresses the concerns of the students. There are multiple organizations and programs where you can become involved with the school and find your group of people. The only suggestion I have is heightened college safety, I wish I could feel safer on campus, I wish I saw more police or security.
Michaela N., Current Student
University of Illinois offers a wide range of activities, from academics to clubs.The professors are awesome. My personal favorites include: basically everyone who taught me in a CS class. UIUC has good degree programs in Physics, Civil Engineering, etc and the college of Business also has a great deal of respect, too. So, great education, check!
Isadora C., Current Student
I love how easy it is to make new friends, especially because I came from a different state and didn't know anybody. The professors were incredible and always communicated deeply with their students on a personal level. The dining halls provide excellent food and the dorms are comfortable and manageable. And whenever I am sick of the dining hall food, the local restaurants provide impeccable service that are extremely sympathetic to college students. Overall, I had quite an amazing experience and never felt ostracized. The diversity of the school was one of the most notable aspects; I was able to find my crowd of diverse people and feel like I belong in this incredible university.
Corey M., Current Student
I have a good time and really good at academics. I am majoring in Elementary Education the classes I take for my major you can tell all of the teachers' care. One major focus University of Illinois education focuses on it talking about social justice in the classrooms. They make it known of what not to do as a teacher without telling the students what to do, but they focus on informing us of what happens in the classroom. We also have a lot of open discussions in classes that I like. One thing that I think can change is that my major is a lot smaller and I know that in some other majors they do not have as many resources and programs are a lot bigger and they don't value discussions as much in these classes.
Brittaney K., Current Student
I enjoy the University a lot. School is strong in a wide range of majors. School should have more restaurants on campus, and handle social problems more effectively.
Avery L., Current Student
There are organizations throughout campus that make such a large place feel smaller. There are plenty of ways to connect with your peers and make lasting relationships.
Alex L., Current Student
I love the diverse atmosphere at this university! There are many ways to get involved in org and RSOs. They host many events and fairs and are always giving out opportunities. It's just an overall fun and productive school.
Jerrold K., Current Student
University of Illinois is a really great school. I like the fact that you have a support system if you actively look for one. There are also a lot of ways to immerse yourself in campus life and make sure you feel included. However, I feel a lot more could be done in the diversity department. Not only do I feel that racial matters aren't sufficiently handled when they come up, I just don't think enough is put into tailored support for minorities.
Cathie B., Current Student