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I have few complaints about the academic program,Quite BrightPsychology
I have few complaints about the academic program, or the professors. My main issue is with the housing department. This only applies if you are a non-traditional student living in family housing (Sunflower Court). Housing here is a joke. Facilities are poorly upkept, the buildings are old and even after a recent "renovation" woefully outdated and unsuited for living with a family. Family apartments are one of the only UIS housing offerings with no dishwasher. When you have a family and are going to school and working full time, not having a dishwasher is more than a minor inconvenience. Housing staff are rude, arrogant, abrupt and unhelpful. If I had the funds I would move but unfortunately I am stuck here. Because I chose this school for its family housing offering, I have been very disappointed by the astounding lack of quality, especially compared with the resources they put into housing for traditional/non-family student housing.
1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Scholastic Success: A-, Social Life: D+
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I'll be graduating from UIS as a ComputerBrightComputer Science
I'll be graduating from UIS as a Computer Science major next semester. For the most part my experience has been positive. The academics are sound and faculty/staff are accessible with a few exceptions. I'm not the most social person so I cant really speak in depth on social life or extracurricular activities, however, I haven't had any problems in those areas.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2014
Campus Aesthetics: A, Campus Maintenance: B-
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The advisers can be helpful at times andBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
The advisers can be helpful at times and very useless sometimes. My adviser made me take a class I didn't need and didn't tell me the class was unnecessary till after the semester

The dorms aren't bad but the meal plan sucks and so does the food. People get sick from eating school food all the time. The school refuses to bring any franchises on campus but doesn't improve the quality of the food available. The apartments are the best places to stay and the townhouses aren't bad either; they're just old.

The classes are usually small so you can get access to the professors. Some of them are useful and some need a different line of work.

The school teams suck but we still support them because there's nothing to do. Parties get shutdown by the cops in record time. If you hang with the right people you'll be at parties every weekend or else stay in your dorm doing homework. The school organizes events but unless there's food or it's a party, they are poorly attended.

Pretty girls, less attractive ones and ratchet ones are all available. Choose your poison.
There are A LOT of people from Chicago here. Extremely diverse population.
The city of Springfield is EXTREMELY boring. One weekend, everywhere was closed by 10.It's not a bad place to get your work done.

1st Year Male -- Class 2016
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Surrounding City: F
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