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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.

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.

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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: Animal Sciences, General
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.

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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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Degree: Human Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2015

The teachers and courses at the University of Illinois were great but my major did not help in securing my job. It was a pre-health major that only gave me the option to apply to graduate school right away. Luckily I work my way up from an entry level position after graduation.

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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Mostly a waste of time. Their crowned Engineering program is nothing but a piece of paper at the end of a long trail of convoluted course work. Yes, there are many outstanding engineers, but for the unsuspecting American, jumping hoops will get you picked up into companies that apply the same hopelessly inefficient industry practices that render your education useless.

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