University of Illinois
UIUC: The Ultimate College Experience
There are many reasons. I liked the University of Illinois because it provides the college town feel. There is so much going on while on campus and it makes every day feel exciting. I liked that the school was a decent distance from home but not too close or too far. I love the endless opportunities provided to us here; there is a registered student organization for every interest, and if there isn't one, you can make your own. Finally, of course, I loved the program here and the quality of education makes it so worth it.
I think the course curriculum is very relevant to the field that I am going into. I have learned a significant amount about the field of public health and I feel like I am getting a unique degree because this major offers concentrations within it, so I am able to get more specifically into my interests. My concentration is health planning and administration which is really helping me get the skills for a potential future career in health administration.
I took the following exams: -SAT -ACT I did not take IELTS or the GRE.I will potentially be taking the GRE in the future.
The exam structure is generally fair for my major, but I have heard otherwise from people in different programs here. Usually, I am not surprised by how the exam is formatted, or I am told beforehand about what it will look like so I am prepared.
The faculty here is absolutely amazing. They are well-educated and incredibly passionate. Truly, they want to help the students and will take the extra time to ensure that students succeed. It's a very nice change from high school.
The fee structure was a semesterly full payment that included tuition and other fees. I?m not super familiar with what is included in it but I know that there is a health services fee, transportation fee, etc
I have an off campus apartment right now. It is just a 10-minute walk to campus. So, it is very convenient and more spacious than the dorms. It also gives me the opportunity to cook when I want to which is nice.
The job opportunities here are great. There are many career fairs a semester where recruiters from high-end companies come and meet with students for future job placement. The university has many resources to prepare us for these career fairs, including resume workshops and mock interviews.
Yes, my degree program requires that I complete an internship for course credit. There is an orientation to the internship course to be taken the semester before the internship. Then, we go through the application process and there is a 100% placement rate into an internship the next semester.
My college has a large party culture, and a common celebration is known as Unofficial Saint Patrick's day, which is a large party in March every year. It is not run by the university but students here enjoy it.
No, I have not received a scholarship. I have also not received financial aid other than the loan they offer.
Monthly Expense : $500 - $1500