The willingness of the professors to assist thier students in and out of the classroom is by far the primier aspect of Illinois College. The majority of the professors that at Illinois College have been extreamley knowledgeable and helpful to students both in, and outside of the classroom. All of the teaching staff at this insitution wants every student to succeed to the best of thier ability; acedemically and socially in thier environments. The professors are incredibly well-rounded in this manner and there is great pride from the students because this.
The professors make Illinois College. They truly care about every student that steps foot on campus. All of the professors there have the potential to be a mentor to anyone and they will take time out of their busy schedules to make sure every student gets the help that they ask for. Not only do the professors care about how well a student performs in the classroom, they also care about a student's well-being. They will go out of their way to assist any student who is struggling with home-sickness, social issues, and any other problems.
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.
I think the best thing about my school is its size. I have never had a class larger than 25 people. This allows the professors to get to know their students, understand their individual needs, and tailor their instruction to suit the needs of the students. Sometimes it may get annoying that everyone knows everyone else, but that is also one of the most endearing aspects as well, it really does become a second home for the students where we can find people who care about us and our future as much as our parents do.
I feel like the best thing about Illinois College is the faculty. The faculty at Illinois College is vary caring. Since it is a small campus the professors know the students by first name, they are always available to talk, and they are willing to help students out as much as possible. I feel like the professors here at Illinois College are very generous people, who truly care for their students well being. The professors honestly want to see success out of their students.
Illinois College has a small campus, and this allows for maximum interaction between students in every class, and between classes also. It also allows very close relationships with professors, making it really easy to communicate and learn when struggling with certain topics. It is small, but not so small that there is no one new to meet walking around, there are always new people to see and meet, and more friends to make.
I think the research that is done through this college is the best out there. I am currently working on a research project in the Florida Everglades as a tangent to my lab research I am doing at the College. I am going to make this a life career when I go to do my Master's program. If it was not for my great research advisor and his lab, I do not know what I would be doing currently.
The organizations are the best part about the college. There is a wide range of organization and almost every major/minor has its own club that is open to anyone, not just those in that discipline. Plus there are numerous volunteer and awareness organizations. Its easy for a student to find an organization that they will enjoy and become envolved in during their years on 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.
It's size that counts! Knowing my classmates' first names and the professors knowing my name makes for a very cozy enivronment. Not only do the professors know my name, but there is enough personal interaction between staff and students that I am comfortable to discuss any questions, concerns, and future goals. I like feeling like I'm very much part of the equation.