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| If you are getting into engineering, this is an excellent choice. For business, this is a very good school also. Otherwise, if you have the grades and money, you may want to consider some other schools. |
|May 02 2002|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2004 |
| There is a big difference between my department and the University as a whole. I'm in Electrical Engineering, which is one of the biggest and most prominent departments on campus, and for good reason. I would hate to be in Liberal Arts here. It seems like all of the money and the good faculty are in engineering or Agriculture, which is good for me. It's also pretty boring here. Maybe it would be better if I could get to Chicago, St. Louis, or Indianapolis more often, but there isn't much to do here on weekends in the winter except drink. |
|Nov 27 2001|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2003 |
Well, let's see.|
The college of Architecture is a fairly good school. You can see this if you sit in on the sophmpore+ design studios- You would not see this, however, by being a freshman. The freshman year is filled up with rediculous general education classes that have absolutely nothing to do with your major (other than affect your GPA). Best thing to do, in freshman year is hang in there- you'll get to architecture sometime.
The UIUC campus is beautifully arranged. Everything is kept well, even when there are no people touring the campus. You can always count on perfectly green grass and bright flowers EVERYWHERE.
The Preforming Arts center is probably one of the best in the nation. It is incredibly equipped.
Food- well, i think all dorm food leaves something to be desired... just remember to eat at the specialty resturaunts- you can use your meal credits, and the food is excellent(by comparison).
Umm- professors are hard to get to- and once you do, it takes a loooooooonnnnnnnng time for them to respect you enough to give you a straight answer (and listen to you)... but once they are on your side...
Dorms are pretty cool, just make sure that if you don't want to be around drugs and alcohol, choose a substance free hall.
The student body is friendly, but if you are from out of state, it will be difficult to break into some of the 'pre-fabricated cliques' because most of the students here came with at least 35 of their best friends.
As for the school- overall, it's an enjoyable experience if you don't let some of the stupidity get to you. After all, there are a lot of stupid people in the world, and this university does not escape them.
|Oct 16 2001|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2005 |