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| I think that going away to college was the best experience that I could have gotten thus far in my life. I am happy that I chose not to attend community college first before going to UIS. The friends I met in the residence halls that the events that I attended/ participated in were some of the best memories that I could have. |
|May 14 2013|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| I am a third year student with this being my first year (second semester) at UIS. From day 1, there were difficulties with my paperwork and immunizations records and those working in the admissions office are unhelpful and rude. I am not the only one that has had confrontations with admissions. Also, the campus is unorganized in everything from the way campus is set up(the map does not contain half the buildings a student is looking for) to the organization capabilities of faculty and "other" workers and offices. I absolutly HATE this school and even though there are classes that I do not want to take at other area colleges for my degree, I WILL NOT be returning to UIS. I am actually considering dropping this semester and starting else where in the fall. Most of the faculty takes a month to grade exams, of all the classes I have taken so far, the tests contain information and questions that was not covered in class. Setting a student up for failure. Before I transferred to this school, my gpa was close to 4.0. It has dropped signifigantly, thus the reason I may drop this semester. Only 5% of the students have a gpa over 3.5. That, in my opinion, is rather pathetic and says quite a bit about the school and the teaching abilities of it's faculty. |
|Mar 13 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| The relative age of the university works to its benefit for ambitious students looking to 'leave their mark'. As one of those students, I've been able to start clubs, create internships that related to my professional goals, and got to see real-life state politics. |
Socially, this school has a lot of events that most students don't even know about. Also, students can make their own fun.
People should know that everyone has a different experience at whatever school they go to. Because I had an amazing time here doesn't mean that everyone else will/has. Just because people have had bad experiences doesn't mean everyone will too. I love this place and I'm proud to say that I've made the best of my time here, taken advantage of every opportunity, and have made great friends.
|Mar 07 2013|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2013 |