The Visit

In no more than 300 words, tell us something about yourself that isn't covered elsewhere in this application, some interest or experience of yours that you think the University of Illinois should know about as part of the admissions review.

When deciding where to go to college, most students do not know which school is the perfect one for them. But for me, this is not the case. I know that the University of Illinois is the ideal choice for me. I know it is perfect because of the great experiences I have had there while visiting my brother, who is currently a senior at the university.

The first time I visited, I immediately fell in love with Illinois. I was with my parents four years ago to see my brother. The rural-urban campus instantly attracted me. It is secluded enough that it is not overly congested like Chicago, yet there is plenty of city life to offer many great restaurants and things to do within walking distance. My love only grew after going to my first of many Illini football games. The amount of school spirit was energizing. It made me want to become a part of that amazing sea of orange when it was time for me to move on from high school to college. The high level of all the athletics at the University is a huge bonus. I can picture myself watching the vast selection of Division I sports after long days of class and studying. I even plan on participating on an intramural team.

I hope to join a long legacy of family members who are graduates of the...

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