Jacksonville, IL
Illinois College


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Laurel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is best known for its community awareness.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is best known for its community awareness.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You know how people say when you're in love, you just know it? They may not be able to describe being in love in any other way other than, "I just know." That's how it feels when you find the right college. I visited Illinois College during my senior year of high school, and from that day on, I knew I it was my destiny. Sure, I had cheaper options, but IC just seemed to fit me, so all other options were forgotten about. I suggest visiting as many colleges as you can until you find the one that feels right. Then you'll just know. Once you're at your dream school, it's up to you to make the most of your college experience. I highly suggest getting as involved as possible without disturbing your mentality. Don't be afraid to talk to new people, because chances are, they're afraid too. College isn't just about learning in the classroom, so experience as much as you can during those four precious years. But no matter what, hold strongly to your morals and stay true to yourself.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People shouldn't attend this school who don't plan on working hard. It's hard to just "get by" here.

Emily
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Illinois College offers students a friendly, positive educational experience.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Illinois College offers students a friendly, positive educational experience.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Vist as many colleges as possible. Don't just talk to the tour guide.-talk to random people on campus. Look a the institution's curriculum. Go inside the dorms. Sit in on classes. Talk to the financial aid department. Apply for scholarships! When you're at college, even if you're homesick, don't go home! Weekends is when relationships are formed and when the interesting stuff happens. Have fun but don't go overboard. Remember, you're there to learn! If you work hard during the week, you'll have plenty of time to have fun on the weekends. You'll find it tempting to skip class. A few skips is okay, but don't make it a habit. Make an effort to talk to professors. Don't be afraid of going to the library. Ask questions-professors love it ;) Be courteous to your roommate. You may be stuck with them for awhile. Most importantly-enjoy being in college! It can be awesome if you do it right but it flies by!

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Illinois College is the dedication and helpfulness of the professors. It's a small campus and they really get to know their students. They are really dedicated to their jobs and they care about their students. Most professors here are willing help outside of class, talk about future plans, and offer any other advice or help needed.

Caitlin
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Illinois College has a small campus with many friendly, helpful people.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Illinois College has a small campus with many friendly, helpful people.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Nice campus, friendly community, academic success.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Pick a school that fits you. Many high school students are concerned with getting as far away as possible, but that doesn't always work out. If I could do it over, I would have lived at home and gone to a school close by.

Clare
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a place that fits, but take seriously the advice of parents and relatives who really do know what they are talking about...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a place that fits, but take seriously the advice of parents and relatives who really do know what they are talking about!

Jessica
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is almost like a family here. Everyone is so helpful . Bigger schools just seem to look at you as a number, at IC your a...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is almost like a family here. Everyone is so helpful . Bigger schools just seem to look at you as a number, at IC your a name.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go look at many colleges. Don't just apply. College is like a pair of jeans you just have to find what fits. After finding a college get invovled, go check things out. Making the experience worth while. Remember what is important, you are going to school to learn not to party. You have to grow up sometime.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Any person could attend Illinois College. IC works for everyone.

Brady
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My first piece of advice to parents and students searching for the right college is to start the search early. Many people ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My first piece of advice to parents and students searching for the right college is to start the search early. Many people get caught up in their last 2 years of high school and overlook the selection process. Starting junior year really get out and visit schools. Try visiting different types of schools at first to see what kind of atmosphere is right for your personality. Some people prefer to be fer from home and some prefer to be close. Some prefer a small school, and some prefer a large school. The best way to get an idea of what is for you is to get out and make some visits. Once you have selected a school be sure to get involved. I know it is cliche, but there is no better way to get comfortable than to meet people. Leave your door open for the first few weeks and meet the people on your floor. Join an organization that you are interested in. Having a group of people you know on campus right off the bat is a great way to get comfortable.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about this school is the lack of life on the weekends. Most students are from the small towns surronding Jacksonville, and many go home on the weekends. The student activity board does a good job of providing entertainment, but many times there are not a lot of students aound.

What kind of person should attend this school?

This school is good for students that are serious about their academics and enjoy a small school atmoshpere. The professors are very accesible, classes are small, and most students on campus know each other. It is a friendly small community, but if you are looking for a big party atmosphere, this school is not for you.

Christopher
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't ever let the issue of money come between you and the school, you want to go too. Just got there and do the best you can...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't ever let the issue of money come between you and the school, you want to go too. Just got there and do the best you can, get a great degree and pay off what you owe even though it might be a lot. As someone who comes from a middle class family, every other phone call with the parents is about money issues. It can get very stressful on you at times, but don't ever let it get to you. Every person has the determination to do what they want to do in life and if a little thing like money comes between you and your dream than go with what your heart says anf follow your dream. To make the most out of the college experience, you have to meet as many people as possible. They're are so many different cultures and races on college campuses that it should entice you to want to understand it more. Go to social events and have a blast! That's what college is all about, meeting new people and making lasting relationships.

What's unique about your campus?

The thing I consider best about my school is that all though I'm learning in the classroom, I am easily learning just as much about networking and understanding my community. I cognate this because as a Sigma Pi member, I was voted the service chairman and have the responsibility and duty of getting to know the Jacksonville Area. My job entails me to get donations from businesses like Walmart for our service projects. Just last week I arranged a few of the Sigma Pi members to dress up and host a haunted house for Halloween.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The ideal person for this school is someone looking for a smaller based population of students, but the belief that because the school is smaller they will have more attention from their teachers and time to study. An ideal person attending this school must also be friendly, because everyone knows everyone and I've never been to another school where everyone likes each other. I think its because, most students are commuters.

Vivian
Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates are focused and serious, and also very interested in the course as a result most of my classes are in...

Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates are focused and serious, and also very interested in the course as a result most of my classes are interactive

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I think that small schools like mine are the most ideal beacause you get your money's worth. In the sense that the proffesors are not overwhelmed with work and as aresult have more time to focus on their students. Students also get a lot of one on one time with their proffesors. Aside from that counselling centers are easily accsecible. Also there is a feeling of family because every one knows each other, you can't but feel at home.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I think the worst thing about Illinois college is that it is not racially diverse, but they are working very hard to change ot.The fact that I attend this school is proof

Martha
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to find the right college, it's important to apply to a number of colleges regardless of size, location, money, and ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to find the right college, it's important to apply to a number of colleges regardless of size, location, money, and a tentative major. The more places you apply to, the easier it is to identify what factors are most important. If it's intimidating to make new friends, a smaller school would be perferrable; if it's easy, a bigger school may not be too bad. If it's important to have a good relationship with the professor and tutors for difficult classes, a smaller school would be best. If money is a critical issue, apply for any and all scholarships. As for the major, if there is a passion towards what you want to do, then a specialized school would be good. If you're not so sure, a small liberal arts college would be better. It allows the student to dip into different interests in order to allow the student to make a more educated decision. Then you can talk with one of your favorite professors to get you on the right track!

What's unique about your campus?

I like the size of the college. It's small enough to the point where it isn't too intimidating to meet new people. I also enjoy being on a varsity sports team mainly because the team was smaller; this allowed me to connect more with the other team members and coaches. Also, you don't have to wake up and worry about taking a 20 minute walk to class, since the campus is smaller.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is unsure of their major would be a good candidate. A small liberal arts college allows students to broaden their horizons by learning more than just a major, but how to live in a very diverse world. Those who want to have a close connection with professors for help and support, and those who are intimidated by bigger schools would be good candidates and would be able to make friends easier.

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  • $31,660
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