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tinkerschance

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Thoughts on UIUC?
« on: December 07, 2004, 06:50:33 PM »
Just got into Illinois but have never visited.  Anyone have any thoughts?comments?suggestions?

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Re: Thoughts on UIUC?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2004, 07:49:37 PM »
I went to UIUC for my engineering undergrad and stayed an additional 2 years in philosophy grad school.  I'm not applying to Illinois for law school mostly because of my 'been there, done that' attitude. 

Illinois is a very large school in the middle of corn and soy fields.  There's quite a bit to do, at least from an undergrad perspective, but its quite a distance from any large cities (Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis).  If you are looking for an excellent (but oh so geologically flat) self contained college town with reasonable cost of living, UIUC is a great place.  If you need/want easy urban access or need/want to be close to large bodies of water, you won't be happy.

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Re: Thoughts on UIUC?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2004, 08:31:26 PM »
Thanks.  What about the school how are the Professors?

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Re: Thoughts on UIUC?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2004, 11:51:55 AM »
My engineering professors were mostly excellent.  The philosophy department was not so well regarded and focuses on continental (Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, etc.). 

I have no direct knowledge of law profs, but I'd guess that they're very good based on various rankings I've seen.

UIUC is pretty solid all around and perennially top 5 in engineering.

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Re: Thoughts on UIUC?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2004, 11:56:41 AM »
apparrently, i was very familiar with the UIUC law program, but was not aware of that knowledge.

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Re: Thoughts on UIUC?
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2004, 04:12:04 PM »
tinkerschance,

what were your stats? did u apply early decision?

UIUC is definitely my dream school because i know ill never get into University of Chicago or Northwestern..

definitely consider going, illionis is top 25 school

claudia
Law school is overrated

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Re: Thoughts on UIUC?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2004, 05:29:40 PM »
165/3.5 

Regular decision.  The Dean of Admissions called me.  $ too so that was cool.  Still waiting to hear from some others, IU-B, Minn, Wisc. Iowa.....

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Re: Thoughts on UIUC?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2004, 11:26:36 AM »
tinkerschance,

what were your stats? did u apply early decision?

UIUC is definitely my dream school because i know ill never get into University of Chicago or Northwestern..

definitely consider going, illionis is top 25 school

claudia

Actually illinois is ranked 27.