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When I came to UIUC, it was almostQuite BrightFinance
When I came to UIUC, it was almost like choosing my 2nd choice school. My dream school was UChicago, and I just felt in my heart that I needed to go there.

Unfortunately, I got waitlisted. Until finally getting rejected.
So I came to UIUC into our business program. I thought I was a student who worked "too hard" to go to UIUC and not UChicago, but when I met some of the people here, I was completely wrong.

We have plenty of students who get accepted into NU/UChicago/Ivies, but decide not go due to monetary issues. (So what about the other side of the coin? Well of course, I feel like UIUC has a small pool of people who got rejected from their dream school too) But what you suddenly realize when you go here, is that kids at UIUC are pretty damn smart. (At least the ones that go to class and want to do well). Most have an ACT 30+, graduated in the top 10% of their class, so imagine if your classroom is just filled with students like that.

It's a humbling experience if you ask me. UIUC is filled with such diversity, and the kids all deserve to be here. You meet valedictorians, and other students that barely get in here, but just realize that it's what you make of it.

UIUC gives you every chance to be the best student in the country. You just have to go and take it.

more→Jan 19 2015
2nd Year Male -- Class 2017
Useful Schoolwork: A+, Surrounding City: C+
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Engineering at Illinois isSuper BrilliantEngineering Department
Engineering at Illinois is a rigorous yet fruitful experience. The thing I like best about UIUC is that you can get an amazing education, and also become a very well-rounded individual. With so much to do on campus, you can never be bored.
more→Aug 05 2014
3rd Year Male -- Class 2015
Social Life: A+, Perceived Campus Safety: B
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UIUC is honestly the best place on theBrightPublic Policy
UIUC is honestly the best place on the planet to me right now. By day classes are challenging, and based on getting the grade and doing busywork, but in some classes you do learn some cool things and get ideas for your future. By night Campus is amazing. I always have a place to go whether its a frat party (Not fun if you are a boy and not in Greek life) Apartment parties, or go on a barcrawl. the people you meet here aren't all rich or Chinese, many are from different walks of life and totally amazing people. DO NOT live in private certified unless you wanna go Greek and be with the rich spoiled and close minded kids, university housing is honestly wayyy better and you meet way more people. This place is honestly amazing, the people the school the town, you will learn so much more than school stuff, you learn about the real world and life.
more→Jul 31 2014
1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Campus Aesthetics: A, Useful Schoolwork: D
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