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The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Breakdown of “Social Life” at UIUC
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By Gender
MaleB+
FemaleB+
 
By Major
AccountingA-
Aerospace EngineeringA+
Agriculture/HorticultureB
Animal StudiesB
AnthropologyC-
ArchitectureB
Art & Design DepartmentA
BiologyA-
Business - Management and AdministrationA-
Chemical EngineeringA-
ChemistryB
Civil EngineeringA-
CommunicationsA-
Computer EngineeringA-
Computer ScienceB+
Cultures/CivilizationA
EconomicsB
EducationC
Electrical EngineeringB+
Engineering DepartmentB+
EnglishB
FinanceB+
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcA
GeneticsA+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B
Industrial Operations EngineeringA-
JournalismA
KinesiologyA+
Language - French/Spanish/etc.C
LinguisticsA+
MathB-
Mechanical EngineeringA-
Music - PerformanceC
Music EducationA
Nuclear EngineeringA+
NursingA
OtherA-
PhilosophyD
Physical Therapy/Exercise ScienceA+
PhysicsB
Political ScienceB
PreLaw and LegalA+
PreMed and MedicalB+
PsychologyB+
Social WorkC+
SociologyA-
UndecidedB-
Urban PlanningC-
 

Against similar schools
Social Life compared with similar schools in class.

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
 B+
Average of All Schools
 C+
Average of schools in class
 B

Harvard University
 B-
University of Illinois Chicago
 C+
University of California Berkeley
 B
Stanford University
 B
Cornell University
 B
University of Southern California
 B+
University of Wisconsin Madison
 A-
F
A+

Quotes touching on Social Life

“... The social life is great with around 13 bars on campus ...”
 
“... If I was to give advise to the freshman it would be this: be aggressive, academically and socially ...”
 
“... Greek life is pretty much the main social outlet ...”
 
“... The majority of the social aspect involved the Greek system and the bars; and, if one was not interested in either, one was an outsider without m...”
 
“... If you don't have the money or the means to afford to join one, then your social life might be a bit of a challene ...”
 
“... The school's social pulse revolves around drunken revelry ...”
 
“... what lead you to social work ...”
 
“... My freshman year, I signed up for a senior-level social science class, sat in front, answered questions, and approached the professor about his r...”
 
“... As far as the social scene, U of I is awesome ...”
 
“... The only drawbacks to this university, in my opinion are the lack of socialization within classes ...”
 
“... Overall, U of I is a good school that offers a difficult academic load seeded in a prevalent social surrounding ...”
 
“... Excellent school--gives you a world-class education, beautiful campus, enriching social life and great college sports ...”
 
“... The negatives would be that everyone is from Chicagoland, so when you aren't you feel a bit out of place in the beginning, unless you are natura...”
 
“... This is a big school and social life largely centers around drinking ...”
 
“... It is true that the social life mainly consists of Frats and Bars ...”
 
“... The population may seem daunting at times, in the tens of thousands, but the atmosphere is very conductive to socializing, and after spending a ...”
 
“... As for the social life on campus, don't listen to people who claim it all revolves around the Greek system ...”
 
“... As far as social life goes, you're sure to find something that fits your taste with a student body of 35,000 ...”
 
“... I could not be more satisfied with the educational and social experiences I had there ...”
 
“... Great university with a balance mix of academics, social life, and sports ...”
 
“... The social scene far surpasses that of any other university I have visited ...”
 
“... The Academics and resources are better than anywhere for the money, and the Social life is second to none ...”
 
“... There couldn't be a better combination of education and a fun social life that comes with going to University of Illinois ...”
 
“... That being said, you get only as much as you put into your college years, both academically and socially ...”
 
“... The social life in Champaign is fantastic ...”
 
“... This institution allows you to shape your own college experience by providing virtually any academic, technological, or social resource you might...”
 
“... I thought UIUC was the perfect mix of great academics and a great social life, in a beautiful location ...”
 
“... The real value, however, was in the full college experience including, especially, fraternity involvement where I developed better leadership, s...”
 
“... Social life is very attractive here, plenty of things to do and tons of people to meet ...”
 
“... The rest are not focused on academics: some focus on the jobs (like me), some focus on their social life ...”
 
“... The social life at the school seems to revolve around drinking, going to bars and getting wasted ...”
 
“... It is, in my opinion, a top notch education; but the fact that there are so many thousands of students attending puts it leaps and bounds above ...”
 
“... Lastly, the social life ...”
 
“... " You are actually paying for social events so you can make more ...”
 
“... Great academics and social life ...”
 
“... Students in engineering and the sciences (excluding life & social sciences) I've found to be much more intelligent and hard working ...”
 
“... U of I can be an awesome school, the only problem is if you are not in the greek system finding something social to do is not very easy your fresh...”
 
“... I'm not sure how different they are from social fraternities and sororities, but I can tell you that plenty of my brothers party at each others' ...”
 
“... As a transfer student, social opportunities were limited since most everyone here joins the Greek system; you were often perceived as an outsider...”
 
“... Social Life: Drinking and parties do play a large part in the weekend plans of many, but there are alternatives ...”
 
“... total party school, social life rocks there ...”
 
“... Lastly, the social life ...”
 
“... obviously if you aren't keeping track of your hw and not going to lectures you will HATE it here because you WILL fail but you make an honest eff...”
 
“... It's very important to get involved with clubs or intramurals early on in order to make friends, otherwise it is easy to get left behind sociall...”
 
“... It's hard to break into social groups when they've already been established, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try ...”
 
“... I lived in ISR which is more of an antisocial dorm and I had a terrible freshman year experience because of that, but even then I still ended up ...”
 



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