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If you come from any sort of non-traditionalBrightOther
If you come from any sort of non-traditional background, don't go here. This school doesn't care about you. I'm glad to have found that other people have felt the same, because honestly, this school is terrible if you haven't had your life handed out to you in a silver platter.

If you come into any difficulties during your time at the university, the administration will do anything to make it seem like it's your fault. Especially if you're a non-traditional student.

I took a couple years off from UIUC (was first enrolled in 2009) because tuition was getting too expensive, so I worked full-time in the interim, and I don't qualify for many financial aid options.

When I came back last year, I was treated like crap. I asked for help to transition back into student life, and didn't get much of a response. So if you've been away for awhile from any academic work? Ha, good luck getting any assistance here. You're not a person here, just tuition revenue the administrators can bank on.

Want to major in CS? Good luck even registering for the entry-level classes. They're consistently overbooked, and the university clearly doesn't care enough to fix it. It's a problem that they've acknowledged and yet continue to drag their feet on. The excuse I've often heard for this is "budget problems", but the CS department is one of the most well off departments here, so I find that incredibly suspect.

They talk a big game about diversity but don't even care about their current students, so take that with a grain of salt.

Don't go here if you don't want to feel like trash. It's not a good place to go to if you're not a suburban kid from a wealthy background, and even then, if you run into any problems with health or family or some other personal issue, like I mentioned, this university will do anything to make your life that much harder because they don't have a real structure in place to help students individually.

4th Year Female -- Class 2016
Campus Maintenance: B, Education Quality: F
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I really didn't likeAverageBusiness - Management and Administration
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
5th Year Female -- Class 2017
Perceived Campus Safety: B-, Education Quality: F
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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.
1st Year Male -- Class 2016
Campus Aesthetics: A, Faculty Accessibility: F
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