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The school actually has 3 abandoned buildings andQuite BrightArchitecture
The school actually has 3 abandoned buildings and is only renovating one now so they can close down another rather than keep up on the repair. They built a brand new "innovation center" while half the buildings are crumbling. The administration cares about nothing more than our money, firing all but TWO school therapists and waiting until the student uproar was risking media attention before hiring more.
4th Year Male -- Class 1920
Surrounding City: A+, Scholastic Success: F
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Before attending do talk with students about theirNot so brightEngineering Department
Before attending do talk with students about their experiences and truly decide if you're willing to give up your sense of well-being to get a degree here. Admin cleaned house about ten years ago, and apparently things have gotten somewhat better for students trying to resolve issues by the addition of the One Stop student center, but still be prepared for every little thing to take weeks to sort out. It really is that bad. The IT department is not good. Be prepared to have people speak awkwardly and maybe rudely to you regardless if the issue is their fault or not or whether they resolved it or not. Many students here have a lack of motivation, are insulated in their own world, and won't keep plans. Cliquey atmosphere where frat boys are trading old exams and cheating to pass classes. Academic support resources are nil and you really have to know the right people to get what you need. Low morale in general and disappointing to see some of the teachers take part in perpetuating the negative attitudes. Overall, it's a small school where the architecture students give new student tours. Yes, the department that actually gets funded. Of course they are going to sell the idea of IIT to prospective students. If you aren't architecture, just go to UIC and make memories somewhere with spirit, school pride, and balance. Not worth it just because this place used to be prestigious. Just finishing up to get my piece of paper and close this chapter.
4th Year Male -- Class 1920
Surrounding City: A+, Education Quality: F
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Coming to this school I was expecting aBrightBiology
Coming to this school I was expecting a decent education and helpful staff (my financial adviser was amazingly helpful). However, on my first day of the first semester I could tell the professors were uninterested in our actual understanding of the subject and were closed minded beyond belief. Regardless of how many hours of studying I did, no amount was enough to achieve a good grade on an exam, and most did not curve despite low exam grades. The best professor I had in my time here was a bio 115 teacher who was passionate about teaching. The staff here were also very incompetent,as I would wait almost an hour to receive information about how I can deal with a dorming issue or a stolen item issue. Some of the kitchen staff were also very rude and yell at the international students (it also happened to me at one time), or shame a student for making a mistake when getting food from the commons. Also, IIT looks for any reason to charge your account. Even though the Upass should be a one time charge, the school charges your account almost $140 each semester. As a T.A even told us once "The school only has downtown going for it, or else no one would come here."The other T.A's here (I should mention) are international students and make communication very difficult. I have had labs full of these T.A's and I could not manage to understand why I got points off or what I needed to do next time.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Collaboration/Competitive: B+, Social Life: F
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