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4 out of 5
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Degree: Food Science and Technology, Other
Graduation Year: 2011

Overall, my time at U of I was a positive one, but as a student looking to start a career, you have to be willing to make your own path. Champaign-Urbana is the kind of undergrad experience for those who are willing to make the steps necessary for their future. Things are not provided straight for you, however, there are excellent resources at hand if you just ask. Strictly from a career standpoint, career counselors are plenty and can be very helpful, but it takes a lot of grit to continue following up and using these resources to make your future happen since there are so many students. It was a "diy" college experience and you have to be goal driven to make it out with a job waiting for you. Regarding the social aspect: there is a lot. From Greek life to club sports, if you seek it, you will find a group of people who have similar interests in a school of 20,000 people. The hardest part is finding those people you can grow with. You have to be willing to party just a bit (no, it's not obligatory but if you can't have fun, college is not as enjoyable.) Four years pass quickly and U of I is not the most comfortable choice for everyone. That being said, this is the perfect place to learn to step out of your comfort zone and make a strong leap into your career.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Speech Pathology
Graduation Year: 2017

The University of Illinois is a reputable, challenging university. As a student, I was pushed to my limit and I am grateful for that because it made me a stronger student. It has prepared me for the next step in my career, which will be to complete a mater's degree in Speech Language Pathology. I have been admitted to Marquette University and I have no doubt that my performance during my time at the University of Illinois is what got me accepted into the program. I look forward to what Marquette University has to offer me as a student and a young professional and I look forward to using my education to best treat my future patients of Speech Language Pathology.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2013

The University of Illinois is a great research based university. The classes were challenging, being taught by the smartest professors who are doing the leading research in their field. However my adviser was not helpful in helping me graduate as the most well rounded candidate and I had to take extra classes after graduating to become endorsed to teach another subject. Getting a B.S. degree in Kinesiology does not open many doors career wise, although the education on the subject matter was great. The social life at UofI was great. There really is something for everyone there. Just be careful walking on campus alone at night, and by that I mean do not walk alone at night. Students are constantly getting jumped on campus, but if you stay in numbers you have a good shot at remaining safe.

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4 out of 5
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2012

This is top ranked program that lives up to their great reputation. Classes are engaging and help prepare you for a successful career upon graduation. The professors in the program are very engaging and provide the help necessary to succeed. Campus life is also very enjoyable.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2013

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is one of the best public universities in Illinois. It is really all encompassing and provides a well rounded experience for its' students. The courses are interesting and challenging, faculty and staff are invested in the school/students, and campus life is exciting with a variety of opportunities. It was an experience that I will never forget.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

The psychology program at U of I is pretty rigorous but well worth it. The professors are all fantastic and you can tell they genuinely care about what they're teaching, as well as their students. Many also offer opportunities for students to assist with research which is an amazing opportunity. The advisors are fantastic and there are plenty of networking/career guidance opportunities.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Communication and Media Studies, Other
Graduation Year: 2011

I had an amazing experience at UoF Champaign. While it was challenging I feel as though there were a number of resources to help you be successful, from career fairs to study hours. However, as a student you will determine your success after graduation. I would have liked more guidance and information on financial services and understanding student loans.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

As someone who studied psychology with the intent of going on to graduate school, the UIUC psychology department served me very well. I believe that your school experience is whatever you make it. There are plenty of opportunities to network, explore academic and professional opportunities, and, essentially, become the sort of person you truly want to be; However, YOU have to make all of this happen. Be willing to put yourself out there, admit when you do not know something, meet new people and ditch the ones holding you back. This school has definitely helped strengthen not only my academic and professional abilities, but also my confidence as a leader and self-starter. I'm moving on this year to earn my graduate degree in Texas, and I know I wouldn't be so lucky to afford these future endeavors were it not for the experiences I've had and people I've met at the University of Illinois.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Meteorology
Graduation Year: 2013

As I am in a veterinary curriculum currently, I look back onto my undergraduate studies to fully understand my comprehension level in comparison to my classmates. I gained admittance to this college without a Bachelor's degree, however, I was able to obtain a great education via mentorship and direction to plan a path that fits my goals most effectively. Throughout my undergraduate studies, I gained networks with employers, professionals, and colleagues that have been, and will continue to be, invaluable to my potential success in reaching my goals. Particularly, one of my goals is to become a trusted, reliable, and renowned veterinarian in the community I will serve. These networks I mention help to provide hands-on work experience in laboratories and on farms, academic development through study groups, and job opportunities from first- and second-hand references. My studies in this veterinary program have been greatly impacted by the value of the undergraduate education I received from the faculty and their standards for the education being provided. I feel that I have been well-prepared to pursue this career and have confidence that I will be able to succeed because of my work ethic put forth in this program.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Graduation Year: 2013

My degree highly prepared me to perform medical research and eventually get accepted into medical school. I am grateful for the diversity on campus and the challenging courses. I wish my advisors had given me more insight to osteopathic medicine, as that is what I will be pursuing this fall.

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