based on 5 students ratings
I chose UIUC because it's close to home, has a good education, and it was cheaper than other options.
It's really all depending on the teacher. So far a lot of my classes are interesting, just some teachers are not great at teaching.
This School was close to my home and I can commute easily. They also have an outstanding Ag program and since I majored in Ag that was a benefit. I also really enjoy how involved you can become on campus because there are so many clubs.
The curriculum is tough but you can get through it. This university is prestigious and the material must push its students. Not unbearable though. I had some tough classes so far but I find that the teachers are there to help.
It is in the state, so I would not have to pay as much tuition and the engineering program is ranked very high nationally. Also, it is a very nice campus, and the sports teams are fun to go watch. I knew I wanted to go to a big school, and U of I was perfect.
I love the classes that I'm taking right now, I am learning a lot without being too stressed. Some classes are known as weed out classes, but they are not that hard if you put in some effort and show up to class.
I heard that the program was good and it was far enough away from my hometown. It has a nice quad, and the general feel of the university seemed prestigious enough. Since it's a research university, there is also a lot of opportunities.
There are a lot of courses, but I think that there should be more East Asian Language and Culture classes that are not focused on China. The psychology courses all seem to be well taught, though.
My particular college is well known and has a good reputation in terms of academics, social life, and the environment. In addition, my particular college was in a state so the tuition was less of a burden for my parents.
The course curriculum all in all is intense but manageable. Because there is a high standard and because the school is represented in an honorable manner, the workload is intense so that students are prepared to apply their skills in the real world.