I did not plan on going to a big school, but I am glad I did. There is always so much to do on campus. There is definitely a place for everyone. I feel like people here in general are pretty open. The night life is fun, always something to do at night. I do wish some of my classes were more challenging, though I think the difficulty depends on the major. Sometimes I do question how people got in to UIUC, as there is a wide variety of intellectual ability. Overall, UIUC offers the classic college experience. Great campus.
I really didn't like being here and I don't feel that I had the best college experience. I lived in the 6pack and most of the kids were non engliish speaking asian, which i don't have a problem with but no one wanted to be friends on my dorm foor. I made friends in class but most classes were a joke
“Math department at the UIUC caters to theBrightMath
Math department at the UIUC caters to the needs of the professors, not the students. There is no collaboration among the students, professors have office hours - 1 hour a week- but they clock you out if you stayed even 1 more minute longer. Many professors in Math department do not speak English well enough to be good professors. The class selection is suitable for pure math, but not an applied math person. Math modelling classes are not offered, and financial math is only offered to Actuarial Science majors. Differential equations class is pure theory, no applied diffeq to economics, etc. Conclusion: if you like studying independently and want to be a pure math major and further apply for grad school in math, then the department may offer the right chance for you. Otherwise - do not come to this school for math. Chose Stats or Actuarial Science.