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The University of Illinois - Chicago Medical School

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I'm currently attending uic.AverageNursing
I'm currently attending uic. As pre nursing student. Let me tell you... pre nursing does not mean you are garenteed to college of nursing. Lot of students here is competitive, and if you are not willing to face that do not come here. Medical district is 1.2 miles away, and literally all my friends talk about med med med. and this school have no social life. It doesn't have a good community since lot of people are commuters. So. If you just come here to study and want toget into medical programs. Your life is all about focus on your school. I'm transfering to uiuc. I know that I will have to face difficult courses just like any universities. But if you want a higher quality education go somewhere else. People say reputation doesn't matter in America... I know that reputation is huge in my home country but reputation truly tells you why that school derserves better then others. So many times I felt I deserve more then this... When I see others who doesn't give shit about school and spending their college just to get by.. Sometimes I wonder why i am here.. Well. I'm moving out.
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(This post is really for prospective/incoming freshman)AverageNursing
(This post is really for prospective/incoming freshman)
I just finished my first semester at UIC. The course work is much harder than I thought it would be, but so far I've really liked my time here. If you can, live on campus. You'll have so many more opportunities (both academic and social). I will be commuting next year because of financial reasons, but I am glad I got to experience campus life. I've made some really great connections, found many great resources and lasting friendships.

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I have 16 credit hours a semester (which is about average for pre-nursing students), I work about 20 hours a week and have a good social life. There will be a lot of course work, so don't expect to have too much free time. I give up sleep to have a social life.

I go out every Friday, Saturday and sometimes Thursdays. There is GREEK Life but you don't have to be a part of it to have a good social life...YOU HAVE A HUGE CITY TO EXPLORE. I have some friends involved in GREEK Life and it's really not a big deal. The scene gets old; it's the same people doing the same things every weekend. If you want to do something different with friends, there are countless of bars, concerts, festivals, clubs and raves.

The actual dorms are decent. JST, MRH and TBH are the nicest. MRH and TBH is mostly upper classmen and are apartment style. JST are the newest. Commons South, Commons North, Commons West and Courtyard are the oldest and pretty much where most of the freshmen are. They aren?t bad at all, it is what you would expect a typical college dorm to look like. SSR is on west campus and those dorms are also decent.

The actual campus is fairly safe. Students receive crime alert emails, there are emergency poles everywhere and also campus cops. However, UIC is not in the best area, so don't be stupid and be aware of your surroundings.

Professors are good overall. Many don't speak English very clearly but that is something that can?t really be changed. You are in Chicago and attend one of the most diverse schools in the country. If that is new to you, learn to get used to it. Once you get passed that, the professors are very knowledgeable. But just because they are knowledgeable does not mean they are all helpful. I had to learn a lot of things on my own but it was manageable.

For the most part, the school has nice facilities. The Rec Center is great. I?d compare it to a nice LifeTime Fitness. There are plenty of machines, plenty of basketball courts, there?s a rockwall, dance studio, indoor track pool, lazy river, hot tub, sauna, etc. It?s all new and pretty nice. Sporting events are fun. Basketball is most popular. I think overall, UIC is pretty great. Most people love it or hate it and I definitely love it so far.

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This is an absolute hell and nightmare ofQuite BrightNursing
This is an absolute hell and nightmare of a university. I have also gone to another four year school, and a community college, so I have something to compare it to. If you are lucky enough to get into a science class where the professor speaks English, it is guaranteed that your TA will not. I hoped the nursing program would be different, and although the teachers speak English (for the most part) the teaching quality is still very poor. Some of the teachers are Ok, but there are plenty that are cold and cruel. Every student I talk to regrets going here but are stuck because it is difficult to get into a good nursing school. The campus is unsafe, there have been muggings during every school year. Do not live on campus if you value your saftey. The campus itself is a complete dump. The tuition is super cheap but I have learned that you get what you pay for!
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