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June 30, 2008

UIUC - Where I Belong


Finally, I managed to finish this one. Yeah! Alhamdulillah...
[Ini bukan post untuk promosi.. :]

I belong?
What’s that?

Simply, it is the university where I belong. The place where I will be sparing my precious 4 years time studying and of course having fun (hope so)! The community that I will be mingling with - a serene community in which I belong to…
Why 'I belong'?
It is one of their trademarks. Even the first offer letter that I received had ‘I Belong’ at the back of the envelope…cool huh?
It looks something like this >>>

UIUC? [ If you want to look at the rankings scroll down ]
Because the name of this public University is quite long, there are quite a few names that you can use to refer to this University…

This is the official name:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

*Note that Urbana and Champaign are the names of town and city in which UIUC is situated and Illinois is the state.

Another name:
University of Illinois

*There are two other Universities which share the name University of Illinois. Therefore, calling the name University of Illinois might raise some confusion if you want to refer to only one specific University.
The duos are:
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS)

The famous name amongst the community:
U of I

This is a quite common, easy to utter and a simple ‘nick’ name for the University. The U of I community really prefer it and use this name more frequent.

Why choose UIUC?
They have good rankings in Engineering and Business, both for undergraduate and postgraduate.

Rankings? Are you sure?
(Beneficial for those are planning on which Universities to apply - UIUC is good choice!)

Let me prove it to you.
US News 2008
No #38 – Best National Universities (Top 100)
No #8 - Top 50 Public National Universities

No #12 - Best Business Programs

No #2 - Accounting
No #5 - Actuarial Science/ Insurance/ Risk Management

No #5 - Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
(after MIT, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley and Caltech)

No #1 – Agricultural
No #2 – Civil
No #3 – Engineering Science/ Engineering Physics
No #3 – Environmental/Environmental Health
No #4 – Electrical/Electronic/Communications
No #5 – Computer Engineering (My course)
No #5 – Materials
No #5 – Mechanical
No #5 – Computer Science
No #6 – Chemical
No #7 – Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical

The Times Higher Education Supplement QS – World University Rankings
No #73 – The World’s Top 200 Universities
No #19 – Top 50 Universities for Technology

Gourman Report
Not much difference with US News and Report 2008

How to get in?
1.Make sure you have taken or will be taking the SAT and TOEFL exam (for international students only)

Academic Profile for 2007 Admitted Freshmen – Middle 50%
SAT - 1250 – 1430
ACT - 27 – 31
High School Class Rank – 85 – 96%

TOEFL requirements – most colleges – 550(paper)/ 79(ibt)
College of Engineering – 600paper/100(ibt)

2. Apply and pay the fees online.
3. Write two simple application essays.
4. Fill in all your extracurricular activities and volunteer work that you have participated, work experience that you have gain together with the awards and honors that you have received. (some significant extracurricular activities will be sufficient)

For more info visit : http://www.uiuc.edu/


p/s: I'll be pursuing electrical and computer engineering there in UIUC.. wish me gud luck.. TQ


Shazani said...

welcome to UIUC family! :)

tiArA EmiLY said...

gud luck ammar!

aimi jamaludin said...

maat taufiq wan nagah ammar
dgn taufiq ngn hidayah dari allah je la kite akan bejaye dlm ape2 bende pon

u of i??
comel la
comel gler

finally, u belong there,

Ammar bin Ahmad Faris said...

ammar to shazani,
thanks pal (senior UIUC),
thanks for welcoming me...

ur fren, azizi (ex-schoolmate) from UNITEN kirim salam...

Ammar bin Ahmad Faris said...

ammar to farah:
TQ.. and thanks for the wish also...

SEMOGA dpt tempuhi dugaan2 di IKAL dengan penuh ketabahan.. hehehe

Ammar bin Ahmad Faris said...

ammar to aimi:
nagah or najah...??

alhamdulillah..at least i belong somewhere..daripada duk merempat and x lepas cut off point... tul x?

comel...? agak lah.. i will say 'sweet and simple'

Betul tuh, semua ALLAH yg TAKDIRKAN..DIA yang MAHA BERKUASA ke atas segala sesuatu...
X dinafikan..