LAS Insider blog for prospective students

Students and alumni in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences write about their personal experiences and insights throughout the academic year at the University of Illinois. They offer an inside look at the College of LAS and University of Illinois.

LAS graduate Peter Kolyvas shares about his undergraduate experience in the College of LAS.
The top five things I love about being a biology major: The research opportunities, the advisors, the faculty, the RSOs, and the variety of students in my classes
The top five things I love about being an English major: The flexibility of our coursework, small class sizes, utilizing university resources, our incredible advisors, and student events.
The top five things I love about being an economics major: The amazing faculty, the extracurricular opportunities, access to undergraduate research opportunities, our Career Services center, and how we are able to explore other interest areas.
The top five things I love about being a creative writing major: Amazing faculty members and instructors; the workshop-format classes; the English Building itself; the flexibility of the major, supporting work, and other courses; and applying the creative writing major to any career
LAS student Ariana Daneshbodi shares three reasons why she's glad she chose to study in the College of LAS.
LAS students Troy Zaremba and Kaylee Heimes share about their undergraduate research experiences within the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.
LAS graduate Abby Knipp writes about her amazing journey at Illinois, one that ultimately led her to a career in marine biology.
This semester, I’m in a few classes that I never thought I could take as a student: a class on Grimm’s fairy tales, a class about horror films (and yes, we watch a horror film every week!), and a class about Harry Potter!
Not merely content with attending history courses as a student, Jason Smith, a sophomore in history, helped design a brand-new history course in fall 2019. As a member of the Undergraduate Studies Committee, Jason played a crucial role in developing HIST 199.