Illinois College Reviews
I like the size of the university very diverse the students are friendly I’ve been there for a college visit in Upward Bound I remember spending the night there to get an experience of The Who setting
I’m a freshman, and so far the experience has been good. The professors are hard and assign a lot of work (depending the professor), but they care about you and if you are lagging behind, they’ll work with you to get you on track. In High School, I attended classes at the local college (OUC) and I feel I’m learning a lot more here than I did there. They offer a good amount of financial aid, but it’s still expensive for someone like me who comes from a very low income family (I’m out of state). The parking passes are $70 for the year unless you park in the orange lot (free) but it’s about a block and a half away from my dorm. It sucks when it’s too hot or too cold and I have to carry a lot in. I love this school. Pixley is the all girls dorm and to me it seems like the biggest room dimension wise. There’s no evevator but there’s A/C (unit) in every room. I can get to all of my classes within 5 minutes of walking.
There is no diversity and the party scene should be given a D-, because it’s almost non-existent. The funds are used for dumb things like stadiums for teams that rarely win, and things like “E-Sports”. Population is mostly white and annoying, coming from small towns and being ignorant and uncultured. Some professors are nice and good at their jobs, and those are the ones they want to fire because they actually care about the students. Residential Life sucks and is way too strict and hard on students. They’re even confiscating wine glasses and entering rooms without permission. All in all, it’s not a bad a school. Classes are good, I’ve actually learned a thing or two, but everything else lowkey sucks.
IC is not too big of a school, which means that you, as a student, have the chance to interact with professors more one on one. Compared to going to a bigger school where it can be hard to contact a professor outside of class. The campus is beautiful, and everybody knows everybody.
It is a very small campus so it does not take long to get to class. You will never get lost on campus since it is so small, which is a plus because you won't feel overwhelmed like you would at a larger school. Illinois College feels like home. No matter where you go on campus, you will run into someone you know.
It is a small college, due to you have opportunities to meet every one and build new connections. Due to less numbers of students in class you experience a better relationship with your professors and fellow students.
Illinois College has a small campus, which makes it a well-built community. Professors know the students, and students tend to really help each other.
I absolutely loved the ability to connect to faculty and become part of their research! It completely changed my life and prepared me for a career (the only reason I put four stars is because politics on campus can get annoying at times, but I also recognize that such is everywhere).
I loved the small college feel, get more acquainted with teachers on a personal level where they actually care about you. This environment has made it very easy to learn and a higher level of education.
I'm currently a freshman and Illinois college, and overall I found it to be a good experience. There is plenty to do around campus, but no so much outside. People are really friendly and it is a good fit for anyone looking for a small school. The biggest complaints are the food and the freshman housing. The food is very hit or miss, and the dorm rooms are really small and the bathroom showers are worse.
I loved Illinois College's campus. It was so beautiful and diverse. I love the welcoming environment provided there. It was amazing to walk into my advising meeting and have the professors and advisor know my transcript front and back. They knew exactly what I needed to take and what I had already completed. It was a very personal experience.
I love Illinois College. It's a small school and the teacher really helps you and wants you to succeed.
Illinois College is by far the best college that I've visited. It has that very home-like feel to where you feel very welcome. It's campus is located in a very safe part of Jacksonville and the campus itself is amazing. Nothing is too far of a distance to walk and faculty and students are willing to assist with everything you could need.
I had a great time my first year. I got to meet new people and try new things. Class sizes were small enough that I could get help if needed. The professors worked to help me be successful. I have met people from all over the world on this beautiful campus. The campus is not so spread out that I had to worry about getting from one class to the next. I was far enough from home to have independence but close enough go home if needed. We had decent choices for food and tons of different activities throughout the year. I can't wait to go back next fall.
It's small, and the professors know you personally. Everyone wants you to succeed. You're likely to run into professors outside of class, so try not to skip unless you're actually sick.
IC is exactly what it claims to be - a small niche liberal arts campus with Top-notch professors, and a flexibility that bigger institutions can lack. Its strengths are also its weaknesses. Size, dollars, and a niche community can make or break your experience - how you emerge from IC depends on who you are and how you fit. Make the most of it!
My experience at Illinois College has been life changing. It has opened me up to meet new people and try new things, and it has definitely changed my life for the better.